Happy Saturday! I’m typing this bad boy up on my phone while Maddux naps, so I apologize if there are more grammatical errors than usual. Hi, autocorrect. I see you. I’m sure the photo is grainy, too, but it is what it is. Ultimately, this was all my doing because I was a huge genius and left my computer charger at work this week. 18 weeks is treating my brain well, huh?
What’s baby up to? According to Parenting.com, the baby is “about eight inches long and weighs a little more than five ounces. Although she’s enveloped by the familiar sound of your beating heart and rushing blood, she’s conscious of noises from the outside world, too. They filter through the bones forming in her ear and to her developing brain. Her sense of sight is evolving as well; the retinas are more sensitive to light, and if you bask under a hot sun, she’ll perceive a red glow. Other skills she’s showing off: yawning, swallowing, sucking, hiccuping, and making faces.” Whoa, whoa, whoa. That’s nice and everything, but how did they leave out what size fruit the baby is this week? How will I sleep at night not knowing what type of produce I’m carrying?
Weeks: 18 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: I’ve gained about 12 pounds so far, which means I gained 4 in 3 weeks. I’m what they call an overachiever.
Fitness: I’m still working out a few times a week, but I’m ready to run again. Now I just need to find the time. I know, that’s a pathetic excuse. I’ll make some time soon.
Symptoms: Nothing really bad lately, so that’s awesome. I still have a random headache here and there but it seems like they may be getting a little better. Other than that, I’m just getting bigger which comes with its own set of issues. Growing pains, y’all. Growing pains.
Sleep: Can’t complain! It’s not too bad right now.
Cravings: Yes. All the food.
Maternity Clothes: I bought another pile of maternity clothes from thredUP. The dress in the picture is a current favorite. It’s like wearing pajamas all day. I need about 10 more colors and I’ll be set.
Baby Items Bought/Received: I bought some things for the nursery, so that was exciting. I’m also in the process of trying to convince Ryne we need all new paint everywhere and new floors in the bedrooms. I didn’t think nesting was supposed to happen this early. He didn’t either.
Goals: I want to spend as much time doing what my first-born wants to do as possible. It’s going well so far. Today we played with the hose and “washed” everything in the backyard. It’s been a productive day in toddler land.
Worries: Honestly? I need to come up with a birth plan this time. I know they aren’t written in stone but I randomly developed an aversion to needles since I had Maddux. I’ve literally passed out twice now, once before the needle even touched me and once while getting my blood drawn at my appointment this week. I’m going to call that progress. Anyway, I blame my botched epidural for being such a wuss now. On the plus side, I now know the word vasovagal exists. Always a silver lining, y’all.
Best Moment: I’d have to say that our ultrasound this week was pretty awesome. I’ll share more details when I have some time later!