Tuesday, April 20, 2010

18 Week Update

How Far Along: 18 weeks

Fruit/Object: baby is the size of a sweet potato
Size: 10 inches head to toe. It's the first time legs are straight enough to be indcluded in the measurement. Normally, the measurements are crown to rump length. But, baby is growing! :) The ultrasound tech said baby was probably about 6.5 inches long crown to rump length. The baby weighs about 6 to 7 ounces.

Chicken breast weighs about 6 to 7 ounces!

Baby changes: Baby's become amazingly mobile (compared to you, at least), passing the hours yawning, hiccupping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking, and swallowing. :) Baby can now hear what's going on outside the womb. Sounds are muffled but in a couple weeks baby will be able to hear word for word.

Best Moment this week: I will reflect on last week since it's only Tuesday but last week was so exciting because we had our "half-way" done with pregnancy ultrasound. I love seeing the baby!

Food Craving: crap...sweets, salty foods, junk! :( I do think about fruit and salads sometimes. :)

What I miss: Let's see...I miss my underware staying in place and not rolling down my stomach. I miss sleeping through the night without having to pee a couple times. :) But, despite those things I love being pregnant!

Sleep: Ugh. Well, last night I slept really good. The best sleep in a while but normally it's interrupted by the urge to empty my bladder.

What I am looking forward to: This weekend we are going to Ft. Worth for my youngest neice's first birthday party. I can't wait to see family!

Symptoms: Nothing. I read the emails and books telling me what I should be feeling and don't really get the symptoms until a week or so later. I think it's so funny that the second someone gets pregnant they have ALL these symptoms. Maybe I'm just refusing to notice some symptoms for fear I'll seem like "one of those girls" who go all out with their pregnant symptoms. Maybe, I'm just lucky and pregnancy agrees with me. :)

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