Week 18 Bump Update



Baby’s Size: An heirloom tomato. Not to be confused with a regular tomato… we would hate to be inaccurate.

Baby’s Progress: Baby is developing his/her smell, taste, hearing, vision and touch. Baby weighs about 8.5 ounces, and could be growing hair.  And hopefully baby will be super cooperative tomorrow at the sonogram and show us whether it is a he or she… probably baby is as tired as we are of referring to it as an it.

Weight Gain: I’ve gained another half a pound, I keep expecting to step on the scale (I check every Sunday) to have gained 2 or 3 lbs, but I guess slow and steady is a good thing.  My mom friends tell me I’ll be laughing at the end of my pregnancy when I’ve gained 40 lbs about my excitement to be up half a pound, but it is crazy to me that my body weight can shift enough to really look PREGNANT but not have the weight gain to show for it!

Sleep: Sleep is getting more elusive… I have definitely had a few moments of can’t get comfortable so I can’t fall asleep, so I can only imagine as I get closer to the end how uncomfortable I’m going to get.  Reese spend a couple nights away leading a confirmation retreat this weekend, which gave me the motivation to sleep with the giant pregnancy pillow I have… sadly for Reese I discovered how great these things are… so now it’s me, husband and GINORMOUS pillow in our queen bed every night.  Lucky husband!

Milestones: I can’t really think of any major milestones on the baby side of life, but we did decide to hire a house painter, so the nursery will finally be the color we want for it! (see the paint swatch behind my head in the photo above? I was testing out paint colors and forgot this was the spot with the best lighting in our new house, so… pose with the test swatch!!)  Oh… and I finally got my haircut… and added bangs!

Favorite clothing item of the week: I tried out a long sleeve t-shirt dress from Gap Maternity (its a little older since it’s a hand me down from a friend but similar to this one… mine is just right above knee length) and it was super cute and super comfy!

Symptoms: Gloriously I am mostly symptom free for the moment so I am just enjoying this time and trying to use it to my full advantage! This isn’t really a symptom, but this week I have really been craving a glass of wine.  I’m not a huge drinker, but definitely enjoy a glass of wine when I am out to dinner or over with friends, and twice this week I’ve been around people drinking and just REALLY REALLY wanted a glass.  I know some people/doctors say that a small amount on occasion is no big deal, but since I’m already drinking a small amount of caffeine (totally approved by my doc) I decided I’m going to abstain from alcohol the whole pregnancy.

Workout: I went to Camp Gladiator once last week, and have been trying to get in a few walks.  I’m pretty amazed at how tired I get… I don’t really feel all that different than my pre-pregnant self, so it kind of amazes me how much changes when you are pregnant!


  1. Emily Webster says:

    You look amazing!

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