I am now 19 weeks, so here is my 18 week update.
How far along: 18 weeks
How big is baby: Seven ounces and the size of a bell pepper.
Weight gain: Half a pound
Sleep: Sleeping has still been great with one nightly bathroom trip. If I get to sleep around 9:00 or 10:00pm, I am often wide awake around 6:00 or 6:30 when our alarm normally goes off during the week.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Cravings are Sushi and indulging once(It was cooked so a maki roll) and still any type of Mexican food. Still eating grapefruit, and loving spicy foods as well as avocado, salsa, cilantro, and bananas. I have always liked bananas but normally just make myself eat them, lately they have actually sounded really good. 🙂
Movement: I have felt a little bit of movement each day which is super exciting. None can be felt from the outside yet which could be due to the placenta being on top.
What I’m loving: Supposedly the baby’s hearing is developed so Grant cracks me up at random times trying to wake her up when he wants her to move so he can feel it which hasn’t happened yet.
Symptoms: I have taken a few naps this week, so I don’t know if that means a growth spurt or anything. Here and there I have gotten a headache,but that has only happened at nights, so I would just go to bed a little earlier, and then I felt fine in the morning. Because I have been doing a lot of sewing, cleaning, and baking I have had to take occasional rest breaks in between hours of standing,but I figure that is normal.
What I’m looking forward to: The anatomy ultrasound scan,but am kinda bummed it won’t be until January since we will be out of town when I hit 20 weeks. However, since the baby will be older, we might get clearer pictures of everything so that could be really nice.
Thoughts: Just excited all of my Christmas prep is/has been completely done for the last few days. Now just trying to deep clean our place before we leave because I love coming home to a clean house.
Let me know if you have any questions!