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Week 18

by Christa on June 11, 2013

in Baby Gins,Pregnancy


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The baby is the size of a sweet potato.

Total Weight Gain: About four pounds. Not gonna lie, I’m not a fan of weight gain, and while I KNOW it’s happening for a good reason and that it’s supposed to happen and that I’m NOT FAT, I can’t shut up the voice in the back of my head that says, “Holy shit, four pounds, you fat fat fatty.” Don’t worry, I am not dieting AT ALL – I still eat everything in sight, as per usual. :)

Weekly Workouts: This is a category I’m adding to keep track of what I’ve been doing. Since Sunday I ran 20 miles at San Diego, I kind of took it easy this week. I only went on 2 short runs – 3 miles by myself after work and 4 miles with Shea one morning. Oh and then 6 miles on Saturday (1 mile with my dad).

Maternity Clothes: None. Still holding strong!!! Although the Bella Band is getting more uncomfortable. Sigh. Some pants will eventually be purchased.

Sleep: Tired all the time, and now I get up a couple of times per night. Or wake up from a weird dream.

Best Moment of the Week: Being designated driver at Jessie’s bachelorette party! And feeling fancy at her bridal shower tea party. It was great spending time together, and she got the baby his/her first doll – a really creepy Emily Dickinson doll, but still. Hah!

Food cravings: I overloaded on sweets during bridal extravanza weekend, so now I’m craving healthy stuff – salads and quinoa and veggies.

Food aversions: Some dude smelled like pizza in Whole Foods and I was like UGH – so I guess we’re back to no pizza.

Symptoms: Showing now. AND omg this is so weird – when I wake up from sleeping on one side and roll to my back, the baby stays on that side. I can see a huge bulge on one side, so strange! I haven’t felt any movement yet though – hoping to in the next couple of weeks…

Movement: “This week, your baby is hitting the height chart at five and a half inches long (crown to rump) and weighs about five ounces. The art of the yawn has been mastered by your baby (someone’s sleepy!). In fact, you might catch a glimpse of that adorable yawn if you’re getting an ultrasound this month. You’ll also catch a glimpse of all the fetal movement your baby’s doing – twists, rolls, kicks, and punches. And would you believe your baby is finally big enough for you to start feeling those movements now (or anytime in the next few weeks). So get ready! Your baby’s nervous system is maturing rapidly at this time. Nerves, now covered with a substance called myelin, are forming more complex connections. And those in the brain are further specializing into the ones that serve the senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Talking about hearing, your baby’s is growing more acute, making your little one more conscious of sounds that come from inside your body (which means you could both be listening to each other hiccup – a skill your baby has by now). – What to Expect (www.whattoexpect.com)

Gender: My instincts still say it’s a girl, but I have been thinking more about boy stuff too! We have the anatomy scan next Thursday!

What I’m Looking Forward To: Spending the weekend at home for once. Date night on Friday, dinner with the SiL and some gal pals on Saturday. Should be fun.

What I Miss: I thought I’d miss booze at the bachelorette party, but it wasn’t so bad. At least I wasn’t hungover! Now I miss running without getting wiped so easily.

Next Appointment: Anatomy scan on June 20th. I found a new doctor, thanks to Aimee! Long story short, I just didn’t feel like I was getting the communication I needed from my old doctor. While she was perfectly nice and obviously has a very successful practice in a gorgeous pristine facility, every appointment was a different bad experience of some sort and I was just uneasy. At the new place, the PA spent 30 minutes talking to me, explaining everything their practice believes and things I should be doing. That’s more than I’ve spent in appointments at the last place in my 3 visits combined! It also surprised me when the PA told me she used to work for my old doctor – I’m happy that my new doc’s C-section rate is much lower and she is more on board with some newer birthing stuff – like no drugs, intermittent monitoring, delayed cord clamping, etc. I don’t know if we’ll do any of those things but it’s nice to know it’s an option. Yeah, I’m definitely going to have to write a whole post on switching doctors, because now I’m getting worked up again. Hah!

Estimated due date is November 11th, 2013!

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Brittany H June 12, 2013 at 6:41 am

First off…I LOVE sweet potatoes so I’m excited about the size of the baby right now :) hehe Your’e starting to show momma…and those jugs are staying true to your pregnancy. hahahahaha Welcome to the Big Girls Club! hahahaha I know, I’m so inappropriate. I apologize ;) I look forward to hearing what the baby is. Wait…I forget…are you telling us or not?

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Christa June 12, 2013 at 7:37 am

Yes, we will definitely be sharing!! :)
Hahhaha don’t worry, I like inappropriate! So funny. And awesome!

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Ari @ The Pace of it All June 12, 2013 at 10:34 am

Ha, it seems like all women get to the “I’m gaining weight” stage and it’s always, well… but you’re really gaining a baby! :) Fun! November 11th sounds like a great due date… and then baby can be born at 11:11. No pressure.

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Christa June 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

haha yeah, I know I know. BABY!
Shane wants me to hold off for one more day so it can be 11/12/13. Oy.

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