Where is the time going!? As of today, November 1, 2011, I’m officially 19 weeks pregnant. So, you know the drill… let’s talk about week 18!
How Big is Baby: Weighing 7 ounces and measuring 5.5 inches, baby is now the size of a bell pepper.
How I’m Feeling: I’m feeling pregnant! I know that may sound weird to say, but since I don’t have that telling baby bump yet, I sometimes forget that I am pregnant. However, one morning this past week, I definitely knew baby was in my belly. I woke up thinking my stomach felt weird. Then, when I felt my stomach, it felt hard. I stumbled to put my glasses on, but then when I finally took a good look at my belly, I noticed a hard big bulge on the right side. It was so neat! I poked my stomach a few times to see if baby wanted to play, but nothing really happened. Then I stood up and my belly went right back to not looking pregnant, haha.
How I’m Changing: Maybe I’m getting a bump? Sometimes in the evening I think I see one, but I usually think I look just the same. Other people have looked at my progress pictures and said they see one, but I think it might just be because they want to see one? My belly definitely feels harder, so I know my uterus and baby are doing what they are supposed to be doing, I’m just starting to get jealous of that other gals who have a cute little bump and are as far along as I am.
Number of Workouts: 2 elliptical workouts and one was completely pathetic. At least the long weekend in Maryland felt like a long workout!
What I’ve Been Eating: This week consisted of mostly homemade meals from my amazing aunt and uncle in Maryland. They definitely kept us well fed and it was appreciated!
Next Doctor’s Appointment: One week — November 8th! We are having the anatomy scan and hope that baby doesn’t keep his/her legs crossed.
Weight Gain: Guess who gained 2 pounds this week!? Me! Woot woot. I’ve now gained back 5.7 of the 9 pounds I lost during the first trimester. Only 3.3 more to go until I break even. I could definitely tell I was hungrier this week and was glad to have scrumptious meals made my aunt and uncle.
John’s Thoughts: Because of house hunting this week, my thoughts have focused more on the future and not as much on the present. One of the most important criteria in our potential home is space for a nursery. It was exciting to envision how we want to decorate for the baby, the location of the room relative to ours, and even considering where we want the guest room (would our guests be annoyed to be woken up by a crying baby?). Even beyond the nursery, I really had to consider the property we were looking at a home. It’s no longer just Katie and I living somewhere. We needed a home. I think we found a great place that I’m sure Katie will talk more about once it’s ours for sure. But in the meantime, I’ll keep envisioning those cliche, Hallmark greeting card moments with my wife and baby. (Can I just say awwww! I loveee reading John’s thoughts each week!)
Things We Are Looking Forward To:
- Ordering our baby crib! I’m pretty sure we are doing that this weekend.
- Finding out if we get the townhouse rental in Maryland. Pray for us!
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