How far along?
18 weeks 4 days
How big is the peanut?
According to my apps, she is about the size of a sweet potato or an artichoke
Total weight gain/loss?
+ 12 lbs! It sure feels like a lot when it's more than 10% of your starting weight...
I can only wear bottoms that have a rubber band (read: my 1 pair of jeggins, pictured below). Otherwise it's long skirts, dresses, or shorts that have - yep - a rubber band. In fact I am donating
Getting up to pee at least once every night. The heat doesn't help my comfort and AC makes me feel like crap. So not great. Throw lots of vivid dreams in there (a wonderful combination of erotica and nightmares - take your pick) - and that pretty much sums it up.
Best moment this week?
The ultrasound/ anatomy scan, where I got to see and feel the healthy baby girl kicking around.
Tiredness, being out of breath easily, some dizziness at times (my BP has been borderline lowish - like 90/60, which is technically not low but combine that with heat and/ or hunger and I feel dizzy at times). Oh and a lack of balance! I just read somewhere that a pregnant woman has the same odds of falling as a 70 year old. I definitely feel the my center of gravity shifting and I can no longer text while walking down the stairs (safely). Nor can I balance myself well in a crouching position without holding on to something (don't ask me how I know this!)
YES. A LOT. The struggle is real. Fruit mostly. But also bacon. And cheese. And ice cream.
They have subsided. For months I couldn't look at avocados even though I used to eat like 1 a day prior to being pregnant. This week, I finally bought avocados, but of course they were gross and overripe by the time I got around to them :/
That's a big no and I sure hope it stays that way for a looong time.
Belly button in or out?
It's definitely in but I am shocked at how flat it looks after a big meals these days - eeek.
What I miss?
I miss the refreshing feeling of a cold beer on a hot day. And being able to drink as much iced coffee as I want. And being able to be the energizer bunny that I am without feeling like I am going to pass out!
What I'm looking forward to?
Moving and getting settled in our new place in less than 3 weeks!
Feeling some movement (and getting way too excited very time it happens), having a healthy anatomy scan, finding out that it's a girl, and buying her first two outfits!