How far along? 18 weeks + 1 day
Baby Size & Stats: sweet potato! Okay that’s big!
How am I feeling? Pretty good. I’ve had more nausea this week than the past couple weeks, but I’m keepin’ on keepin on. I feel like I had a huge growth spurt this week! The belly has definitely gotten bigger!
Since Thanksgiving, I’ve been having moments of shortness of breath and a racing heart. My girlfriend said it’s probably pregnancy-induced anxiety. Let me tell you – it SUCKS. Like most people, I’ve dealt with a bit of stress and anxiety my whole life, but this is a whole different level. It’s a weird, uncomfortable and uncontrollable feeling. I will definitely bring it up to my OB this week, but, right now, I’m just trying to manage stress as much as I can. Which can sometimes be impossible. I just hope it doesn’t get any worse and goes away after I deliver.
Food/Cravings: Nothing in particular. I’ve been eating a TON of those little Cutie Tangerines. So good!
Weight: not sure but I’ll find out for sure next week at the doctor…I’m betting that I gained 4 pounds in the past month, which would put me at a total 8 pound weight gain so far.
Maternity clothes? oh yeah…maternity clothes and stretchy clothes every day!
Sleep: Great! I literally slept 12 hours last night! Ah, the joys of not having any kids yet.
Miss Anything? a good run and a glass of vino
Movement: yup. just a little here and there every couple of days.
Anything making you queasy or sick: some foods if I’ve eaten a lot of them lately. I gotta keep switching it up!
Have you started to show yet: yes, there is definitely a bump, but I still think most people that don’t know me probably can’t tell that I’m pregnant.
Gender: Still thinking boy and totally stressing over a name now. Just can’t think of one!
Labor Signs: Nope … just cramping.
Workouts: Great workouts this week! I lifted back, triceps, and legs at work over lunch and then did the bike one day. And took Gracie on a walk on a warm day. Feels good to move!
Mood? Man, I have been way more snappy lately. Our waitress brought me old, cold decaf coffee at breakfast this morning and I was so annoyed. Haha.
Best moment this week: The fact that it’s one week closer to finding out the gender! We find out on FRIDAY! Like in SIX DAYS!!!
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender and then surprising our family at Christmas!!
What do you think the baby is? Boy or girl?