18 weeks and counting …

Weight gain/Measurement: still haven’t picked up any weight.

Symptoms: I am still extremely tired ALL THE TIME – think this is a secret pregnancy symptom designed to give you a taste of things to come when your baby is born. My belly is starting to grow which is exciting because now I have a constant reminder every time I try zip up my pants that I am pregnant (yes it is easier than you think to forget you are pregnant). With the growing belly has come a few more cramps and “feelings” I am not used to and cannot describe but I think these just get taken with a pinch of salt when you think of how the baby starts out as a tiny pinprick sized single cell and grows so much in 40 weeks.

Sleep: sleep is a tricky one all of a sudden – I have read from 16 weeks you are not supposed to sleep on your tummy, well as a tummy sleeper this is impossible so I keep waking myself up to make sure I am sleeping on my side. I think it is time to add a pregnancy pillow to my ever-growing list of things I need to get. They say (whoever they are) that the pregnancy pillows are one of the best things to buy especially for the last few weeks when you have a really big belly.

Cravings: I got my first real craving last week – for cake! For those of you who know me I bake and decorate cakes as a hobby so it’s usually the last thing I feel like eating. This baby has other ideas about eating healthy because the cravings for cakes, biscuits and sweets keep coming. The old wife’s tale says if you crave sweet things then it is a girls but let’s see what the doctor says tomorrow.

Mood: I will admit I am overly tired and stressed because we moved house on Saturday which is resulting in one very moody and emotional person. I am however relieved the move is over and once the house is sorted I can start thinking about the next exciting chapter in our lives. It’s exciting we are now in our house – the one in which we get to raise our baby.

Best Moment since last post:  Mom and dad got back from Saturday from New York bearing baby gifts – yippppeee. So now we have a stylish little baba in the making with baby gap baby grows and a rocking moose (yes you read that right – rocking horses are so last season)

Tomorrow we are going to the doctor for a check-up and will hopefully find out what gender this belly bean is. So let me know what you think …


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