18 weeks!

Thanks to my mom for taking me shopping for fall maternity clothes!
I really don't like this picture, but whatever. For the sake of documentation it is here.
 How Far Along: 18 weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a Mango, 6 in, 0.5 lbs
Total Weight Gain/Loss: As of this morning down 6 lbs... or a total of 10 lbs since my dr apt two weeks ago. I am not really sure what is causing this. Bryan says it is because I am being super picky about what I am eating and not eating very much. I also was pretty sick for three weeks. I did lose weight with Hudson but not this far into my pregnancy and not this much. It is starting to concern me a little bit... I mean I know I have plenty for the baby to feed off of (B said in response to this... it isn't like the baby is an alien feeding off of your fat... thanks baby). So I don't really know. I go back to my dr a week from today so I guess we can talk to her about it then. I'm not really THAT upset about it because it just means less I have to lose in 6 months... but I want to make sure the baby is getting the nutrition it needs.
Maternity Clothes: Yes, despite the weight loss, I still have a baby belly!
Gender: We have our big ultrasound next Tuesday. I am starting to beg/bribe Bryan to let us find out what the baby is. I know if I really really wanted to find out he would let us, but I want him to be able to enjoy it too... so I guess we will see what next week brings!
Movement: Yes, lots and lots of movement. B has felt the baby move the past couple of nights too. So fun!
Sleep: Waking up super early and very hungry.
What I miss: sleeping past 5 am
  Cravings: apples and strawberries
Symptoms: none really this week... I guess still food aversions. No thank you to anything made on the grill! (weird, I know)
Best Moment this week: The sweetest thing to this momma's ears is hearing Hudson pray for this new baby every night without prompting. B prays first (thank you Jesus for mommy, daddy, Hudson, the baby in mommy's tummy... etc, etc), then I pray (something similar), then Hudson prays EVERY night "Mommy, Daddy, Sister, Amen.". So I am not really sure how we are going to explain to him what is going on if this isn't a sister. We still have no idea why he is convinced it is a sister, but that is who gets prayed for every night and I love it and his sweet sweet heart.


  1. I couldn't do grilled foods with the girls either. Phillip is an "over achiever" when it comes to seasoning food and he made kabobs early in my pregnancy with Ashlyn. I still shudder when I think about them. :) So after that, grilled food especially veggies made me lose my appetite. Pregnancy hormones are so strange!!

  2. I'm 22 weeks now and have only gained 3 pounds. My OB said as long as baby is healthy and growing it's fine. Our baby is actually measuring a week ahead in growth and weight. So I guess I'm doing something right! Haha


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