banner / little dovie
tee / a pea in the pod
sleeveless cardigan / charming charlie (last summer)
jeans / destination maternity (similar)
How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain: 7 pounds
Maternity clothes? I don't know why I kept putting this off. So much comfort. I pulled out all of my clothes from my pregnancy with Parker and Jolie and plan to actually make space to hang them in my closet this next week. I feel a little self conscious about my belly at the moment.. I'm about 8 pounds heavier for my starting pre pregnancy weight than I was when I got pregnant with the girls, so that extra layer of baby skin makes for more jiggle than I can remember. When I'm sitting and wearing my favorite under the belly maternity jeans I feel like its all one big roll.. even though when I'm standing my belly is starting to get more firm. Just something I think all girls can relate to..
As far as the clothing goes, I am pretty much set for the seasons as far as clothing goes, which is good because all I can seem to do is 'window' shop for ANOTHER baby girl. Still cannot wrap my brain around that.
Sleep: Like a baby. I have been sleeping through until almost 4-5am before I wake to pee or anything like that. I finally convinced Jordan to get up in the attic to get me the throne of all pillows- my Snoogle. Good gracious that thing in amazing.
Best moment this week: I have been feeling her move here and there since around 14 weeks- but this week she has really been making her presence known. I love feeling her move! We were in church over the weekend and felt her kick against my arm. I haven't felt her on the outside since then, but I hold my belly often to see if I can catch a feel of movement. It was around 18 weeks when I really started to feel Parker and Jolie, so I'm glad its finally here for me to feel her on a consistent basis.
Worst Moment this week: I've been really, really weepy. I cried during a Friends rerun. Really. Little things have been bothering me and hurting my feelings more than what would normally..and I have to make a conscious effort to be mindful that someone's comments or actions do not reflect how they are necessarily feeling of me. I'm pretty raw emotionally in general, and pregnancy elevates that characteristic by about 500.
Miss Anything? My energy. I feel like a broken record in saying this as a weekly complaint, but really. This pregnancy-mom-working thing is serious business.
Cravings: Fruit and dairy is still at the top of my list. Mexican food (every dayyyy), & SUSHI. I want it so badly. I am contemplating asking my OB how bad it would be if I enjoyed some. Just a little! I also have been craving anything sour. Sour Patch Kids and Sour Punch straws candy have made its permanent place on my grocery list. After polishing off an entire bag, my teeth are sensitive for three days following, but I don't care. I want, I want, I want.
Symptoms: Congestions. Full force. Nose bleeds. Not everyday but its noticeable. Sleepy. Really sleepy. Still sleepy. Where is this 2nd trimester relief?
Looking forward to: Continuing to feel this sweet girl move, move, move - and for Jordan to be able to feel her, too. He keeps asking and asking. I know he is just as excited as I am to feel those baby kicks.. so I cannot wait for him to be able to feel, too!