Pregnancy Update: Week 18!

PREGNANCY

Hi guys!

So, as you can tell, I’m horrible at posting weekly pregnancy updates. And to be quite honest, you all would probably be bored if I posted them that often!

So here we are, smack dab in the middle of week 18! I’m feeling pretty good and time is absolutely flying by! I’m starting to get a little antsy and fighting the urge to run out and buy everything we need for the baby, nursery and our new playroom. We are rearranging the rooms in our house to accommodate the baby’s nursery, updating our guest room, moving Justin’s in-home office to an out of the home office and finally moving our playroom from it’s current location in our living room to it’s very own room. Phew! All of that in just 4.5 months. I think we can, I think we can! 

Wish us luck – and energy! 🙂

Pregnancy Updates:

How far along? 18 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: Well, I’ve officially started gaining weight. I’m up 4lbs!
Maternity clothes? No
Sleep: Not too shabby, lately! Except for the vivid dreams and having to potty at least twice per night…
Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move! (for certain and not just “I think that was him”)
Have you told family and friends: Everyone!
Movement: Yes! So super excited to feel my little guy wiggling around. Nothing too dramatic yet but definitely some movement. 
Food cravings: No true “cravings” lately. My appetite has kicked into gear (hence the weight gain) but I’m doing a pretty decent job at choosing healthy and hearty foods. I have been wanting red meat (burgers, steaks, meatballs – same things I craved with Charlee), salads with lots of veggies (same as with Charlee) and my bagel love is still strong! 🙂
Anything making you queasy or sick: For the most part, no. Although, I still get grossed out washing dishes or loading the dishwasher (especially if there are food scraps – gag!). The smell of bananas still grosses me out. 
Have you started to show yet: I’ve been told by those close to me that I officially look pregnant now. Is that a compliment or a nice way to tell me I’m looking a little round? 😉
Labor Signs: No, no, no.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I feel like I’ve been pretty normal lately! (Justin – do you agree? haha!)
Weekly Wisdom: Weight is just a number. (Losing 30lbs and feeling great to now, gaining pregnancy weight will do a number on your self confidence! Trying to keep myself in check lately.)
Milestones: Feeling little man move! 

xo, 

Ashleigh

One comment

  1. Mary Leigh says:

    Look at you being 18 weeks and still not in maternity clothes! I am always so thankful that loose fitting things are super trendy because it allows you to put off maternity wear as long as possible. Because let’s be real about maternity clothes. Fun for about 2 months – and it’s hard not to want to buy a whole new wardrobe!

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