Baby Willingham: 18 Weeks

18 weeks arrived on Sunday! I was looking at the fruit/veggie comparison this week – a sweet potato – and it’s crazy to think that just 12 weeks ago, little babe was a sweet pea! I can definitely see and feel the growth now! My belly has popped even more, and the little kicks are happening every so often.

This past week, we took a photo of the three pregos. I remember like 2 years ago saying to a friend how fun it would be to be pregnant at the same time as another friend. Well that has certainly happened. I haven’t seen the photo yet, but I’ll definitely share it once it’s out. I am 18 weeks, I think Dieuwke is around 27 weeks, and Emily is about 38-39 weeks! The first of the 2015 babies shall arrive anytime now!

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Weeks Pregnant: 18 weeks

Baby is the size of a… Sweet Potato

Food Cravings: On Thursday night Robbie and I were going to go on a date night, and we were talking about what we wanted to do. He said, “Why don’t we go have dinner together?” and I agreed that that’s a good idea. Then he said, “How about Grill’d?” I squealed like a 14-year-old girl seeing One Direction. I had mentioned to him a few weeks ago that we should go there because they have such amazing burgers, but I had completely forgotten about it. If we eat out, we generally stick to a few places nearby that are pretty inexpensive. I was so excited, and the burger was SOOOO good. All that to say, the burger craving is still going strong. Funny enough, after posting a photo, it seems that it is a lot of pregnant (or formerly pregnant) women’s cravings as well!

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Food Aversions: I can’t think of too much here. Even the other day, I was watching a show where they were eating eggs, and I thought, “Oh eggs…those look nice.” I didn’t eat them, but it was still interesting that I even had that thought. I guess coffee is the only thing, but again, that’s not consistent. Somedays I really want coffee and other days, I don’t at all.

Symptoms: Allergies. Sneezing. Blowing nose. Sometimes I don’t understand how all that gunk is up there, but alas, I can pretty much always blow my nose these days. I did get a saline nasal spray that is safe for pregnancy and helps a little. Other symptom would be back pain, but I’ve read this is pretty standard around now because my weight is starting to shift because of my now cantaloupe-sized uterus. Final symptom – t.i.r.e.d. I’ve generally had more energy since about week 12, but I’ve noticed this past week that I’ve been very tired again. I wake up most mornings feeling like I could sleep for a few more hours. That may be because I am not sleeping as well, though. That sounds like a lot – generally speaking, I am feeling great

New this week: There are definitely some movements happening in there! They aren’t quite strong enough for Robbie to feel yet, but I am definitely feeling them more and more. The first time I felt it, it was just a tiny little popping/bubble sensation, but it’s gotten stronger over the past 10 days or so.

Looking forward to: I am looking for Robbie being able to feel the baby. Although, I have noticed that our baby is quite shy. I’ll feel him/her move while I am reading or doing something. Then I’ll focus on it, trying to feel…and nothing. A little stage fright maybe? So hopefully when the kicks are stronger, Robbie can get a feel before they get too shy and stop moving. Also looking forward to our Dr appt this week and hopefully getting to hear the heartbeat again!

Miss anything? Feta cheese!

Exercise: I did some pilates this week, which felt great. Planning to write out more of a schedule for pilates/walking/etc. this week.

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