How far along? 18 weeks.
Size of baby: The size of bell pepper.
Weight: 129 lbs.
Stretch marks: Not yet.
Nursery: I am starting to like teal (mint, turquoise) and pinks together, but that could change by the time baby comes.
Maternity clothes: I did get some new comfy clothes and I love them.
Sleep: Probably my biggest complaint. Fighting yet another cold and I feel totally snotty and I wake up just about every hour to pee.
Best moment the week: Daddy came home at the end of the week.
Food cravings: Fruit. Cheese balls with lots of butter and Parmesan cheese. Cucumbers and Newman’s Own dressing.
Food aversions: Nothing really that I can think of.
Symptoms: Terrible sleep, my tailbone hurts, I’ve had another bleeding scare and was diagnosed with placenta previa. My belly is getting so much bigger and fuller. It’s harder to do things and move around (I’ve got a long way to go!). Work is becoming more difficult. I can definitely tell that baby girl is sitting very, very low and causing a lot of bladder pressure, pain and cramping. I honestly feel like she’s going to fall out of me. I can’t do much before I’m required to sit or lay down and rest because of the pain. I’ve been requiring naps again this week for some reason. I’m exhausted by noon.
Movement: No doubt now, that what I was feeling was her so early in this pregnancy. Since she is so low it is more likely I will feel her kick and punches sooner and I sure did. I feel her move so much, but I love, love, love it!
What I’m looking forward to: The US next week to do the measurements and figure out if the placenta may move or if I will be required to be off work until after the baby. As of right now, I’m on complete pelvic rest, no intercourse and no strenuous activity. It’s so hard because started to pack to move back to Texas this week and I can barely do anything before I feel like I’ve ran a complete marathon.
What I miss: SLEEP!
…by the way, exactly a year ago today, I found out that I was pregnant with our second child (that was the first of three miscarriages I had. I will never forget it.)