Tuesday, March 23, 2010

18 Weeks!

18 weeks today! I can't believe that it has only been 10 weeks ago that we found out we were having a baby! It seems like yesterday I was waiting on the couch for Ryan to come home, so I could tell him.

My email this week tells me that the little guy is 5.5 inches long and about 7 ounces. His food comparison is a bell pepper. That is funny to think he is about that size. I imagine him so much bigger. I can feel him move a little. He likes to push on my left side and well frankly sometimes it hurts.

So far, I think I have gained 4-5 pounds. I am not sure my scale is so accurate. I have felt huge this past week. I keep saying I am having a fat week. My jeans that I so loved wearing with my bella band, are not so comfortable anymore. So Spring needs to hurry on up and get here so I can wear dresses all the time.

I love eating grilled cheese and turkey with Cheetos dipped in ketchup and mustard. I know I have eaten about 5 times this week. Pickles have become a huge part of my diet. I have eaten a jar and half of pickles since last Tuesday. That only took my three sittings. I have been eating more snacks in the afternoons, so I am eating dinner later and later. (Not such a good thing.) My lovely husband went to Sam's on Friday and came home with a box of sour straws!! UMMMM! I love them!

Sleeping has become an issue over the past week, after last week saying I slept fine. I can only lay on my right side, which is the side I normally sleep on so that is fine. Though my arms and legs fall asleep and tingle if I lay too long. I don't sleep has deep as I used too. Therefore, if Ryan makes a slight noise (snoring) or Lucy snores or cries, I'm awake for an hour or so. I don't know if this will pass, but I am not hopeful.

I am still looking forward to my doctor's appointment and the ultrasound in a few weeks. Though to add to my things I am looking forward, I can't wait to get the glider for Payne's room so I can sit in there and read my books about pregnancy and just daydream about him being here.

We are going home this coming weekend and I can't wait to see everyone. We are also going baby furniture shopping. Hopefully decisions will start being made in the next 2 weeks.


Mom of 3! said...

Can't wait to see a belly pic! I was awful about taking them :)

I could never sleep when I was pregnant which I guess is good. I got used to not needing much sleep and now I can go all day on 4-5 total hours of sleep at night. :)

I love hearing about your pregnancy.

The Simpson's said...

You have a belly!!!!! So cute!

Anonymous said...

You look just precious!

Rachael Wright Jones said...

You look so much bigger after just one week!!! That's so crazy! I can't wait to see you! Love you, Pretty!