Taking a look back at 18 weeks (I’m 19 now), I’m amazed I’m this far already. Quite honestly, things are really beginning to settle down. My nausea has lightened up, I’m not as tired, I don’t ache as badly all day from the cerclage. It’s been a nice change of pace around here.
Here’s a look back at 18 weeks (and some of 17) for this pregnancy:
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How Far Along: 19 weeks and 2 days!
Size of baby: A sweet potato (for 18 weeks).
Sleep: I’d forgotten how waking up to pee every few hours could seriously disrupt some sleep. The fun part is when I get back to bed and feel this little guy kicking. He’s probably glad he has some room in there again.
Total Weight Gain: 4 lbs.
Symptoms: Oh man, these past two weeks I have the worst allergies/congestion/something and my poor nose is like – raw. I’ve never in my life experienced this before but it’s making it hard to breathe.
Movement: Yes! He moves all the time now.
Maternity Clothes: Some do not fit. The End.
Go-to eats: Just about anything. My sickness is manageable lately, I’m pretty hungry, and I crave pasta and fruit. And water with lemon.
Best moment of the week: A surprise ultrasound at the Dr. where I was able to take home such a sweet profile pic of our son.
What I’m looking forward to: 20 weeks. I have milestones in my head for this pregnancy and that is a huge one for me. It means that if something were to happen after that, I could be in labor and delivery and not the ER. For my past experiences, it’s a big deal.
What I wish people knew: I worried about how I might react to being told this one was a boy – would I fall apart because of losing the twins? Instead, I find myself every so grateful I get the chance to bring our third son home with me in a few months.
Milestones: Yawns, hiccups, swallowing!
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