Monday, July 25, 2011

Pregnancy Update - 18 weeks

Baby is the size of: a sweet potato

Symptoms: Sciatic nerve may bother me every once in a while, but overall feeling good!

Maternity clothes? blah. I don't know why, but I'm just not looking forward to maternity clothes this time around. Maybe it's because of my situation, and having people look at my belly and it's just a reminder to me... or maybe it's because everything seems stretched out and too big right now? I don't know! But I can't fit into my regular shorts without doing the rubber band trick around the button - so I have been sticking to dresses (which I love in the summer!) or workout pants/shorts with a tank top. I don't have to get "dressed up" too often to go anywhere - mostly just weekends. So I stick to dresses then.

Sleep: Love it.

Fun moment(s) this past week: I went to dinner with a group of good friends from high school. This is embarrassing, but we called ourselves the Spice Girls. Not that anyone else knew that? I don't know. But it came from our halloween costume our senior year - we all dressed as a "spice" (salt, paprika, etc.) and we were the "Spice Girls". Anyhow... we caught up at dinner this week and that was fun!
Also, we celebrated one of my BEST friends birthdays! Morgan turned 30 earlier this month. We went to a cool place called Ormsby's and even played a little ski ball and bocce ball there! Afterwards we came back to our house and did dessert. It was fun to have good friends around and I hope Morgan had a great time. She's starting off her 30th with a bang next month with a new job and I am so excited for her!

Movement: Feeling little flutters if I am super still in the morning or at night. :) But I have to make a good effort to be still, not fall asleep, and feel them. I like it, but it is surreal, too. Not really sad, but it's just a totally different feeling this time. Not sure how to put words with that.

Food cravings:: No huge cravings. But I have a big sweet tooth.

Gender & Name: Still putting off picking a name.

Weight gained: blah. i don't know! Of course I don't want to gain 200 lbs but I also am not as worried as with Bella and Farrah. Just not on my radar as much.

Belly Button in or out? Same. Still in, but I can see the back of it :)

What I am looking forward to: Our house is getting painted this week. I can't wait to see the finished product!! It was pressure washed today. It will be the "Green" house by the end of the week!

And if you look a little closer in that pic... you may see Farrah...

Reflections on the past week: No big or wise statements this week. I think I kept myself really busy getting ready for the weekend festivities and house projects. I have found this week that I dealt with things mostly by just not dealing with it. To just not think about bad things. Not in denial, but just living day by day and not going "there". I think the bad or worried thoughts I have come out in my dreams - I've been having a few bad ones lately.


Nana Julie said...

Cant wait to see the new look of the "Green House"!! Exciting!!!!

Julie Tiemann said...

Oooh, can't wait to see the new house color. We painted ours a couple of years ago and it's amazing the new life it gave to our house.

Love the updates. We're still praying for you guys all the time!

GG said...

I just love you! I cannot think of a more honest, heart-felt and compassionate person than you! You continue to be in the center of a great number of prayer warriors interceding on your behalf! We count it a privilege to pray for you and Chris through this very uncertain time in your lives and by faith...God's will be done! Love you always and forever!

Chelsie said...

love you, sis.

Lisa Marcia said...

I love your guys' house! :) So cute. Thank you for sharing these updates. It helps us people that don't get to see you that often to feel like we have specific things to pray for that week.

Jill B said...

Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Now I know to pray that you have more joy than sadness in this journey. xoxo