Tuesday, September 6, 2016

18 weeks.


HOORAY for 18 weeks!  First off, I want to note that I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER than in probably every other post I've made documenting #3's growth.  FINALLY.  My sinus/ear infection has gone away, my appetite is back, and haven't had any nausea spells or anything in over a week.  Golly, I really do feel like myself again and am SOOOO happy to say that!

Last week I had my 17 week OB appointment (and now, as I write this there's only 2 weeks until my 20 week appointment and ultrasound!!) and everything was looking good!  #3's heartbeat was in the high 160s (still predicting GIRL) and everything else checked out really good.  I seriously cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going, and maybe that's because with my last 2 pregnancies I was just 7 and 10 weeks at this point (so very newly pregnant) of the year, so now being two months head of the earliest I've been preggo it just I guess feels like it's going faster.


Here's a fun little side-by-side for you.  I know I said a few weeks ago that I thought I was bigger with Rosie (at 16 weeks), but alas, I think this pic shows that I am a smidgen bigger at 18 weeks than I was with Ro.  I mean, #thatbellytho.  Seriously, I think there's a small whale in there.

One difference, in looking back at my old posts with Rosie, I was feeling a lot of movement by now.  Don't get me wrong, I have definitely felt some movement, but nothing like I remember feeling with Rosie.  I feel tiny flutters here and there, but nothing really consistent or anything like I remember feeling at this point with Rosie.  I'm curious to see if I have an anterior (front) placenta in a couple weeks at my ultrasound -- that would explain why I haven't felt much movement!  But no doubt in my mind this kid is growing...I do still love listening to his/her strong heartbeat with my doppler now and again.


So!  That's about all I've got for week 18!  Just 2 more weeks (WHATTTTT?!!) until the halfway point, the big anatomy scan, and I set my c-section date.  CRAZY.  JUST CRAZY.  It is absolutely flying by!  Until week 19 friends!

Current Gender Prediction?GIRL
Cravings?Cereal
Overall mood?Happy
Rings on or off?ON!
Movement?Yes! Tiny flutters and tummy tickles.
Linea Nigra?Nope!

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