How far along? 18 Weeks!
Baby size: the size of a mango according to my app. 5 inches and half a pound.
Weight gain: YES. I didn’t know my exact weight before I got pregnant. My guess is I’ve gained 9-10 lbs by this point. Which I am ok with.
Maternity clothes: fo shizzle! I went shopping on Friday and got quite a few items. But I will say, maternity shopping is hard! I definitely left the store frustrated. Even though I am ok with my weight gain as a number, my whole body has just expanded which makes everything look so weird to me.
Stretch marks: Nope. Using bio oil and checking myself like a maniac.
Sleep: Loving my new boppy pregnancy pillow! But usually waking up once around 3 a.m to go to the bathroom., then 6 a.m. because I am hungry. I have discovered a caffeinated drink I like:‘very berry’ from starbucks, so I can stay up much later than before.
Gender: little diva!
Movement: not yet, but I had the most vivid dream last night that she swiped her foot against my belly. I cant wait for some real, non-dream movement! lol!
Best moment this week: baby shower planning with my sister in law! And getting a really cute onesie and hat in the mail from Jessie B.! And all the hand me downs from Jenn and Jessie D., especially the boppy maternity pillow. seriously. maternity pillows = heaven.
Looking forward to: our 20 week apt! I haven’t had a U/S since our genetic testing and I’m so pumped!
Food cravings: I’m gonna start calling Baby Cook little miss health nut! I’ve really gotten into salads with chipotle ranch dressing, and smoothies. I also have eaten a morning bun from bux almost every day. I hate salty foods, and fast food. Matthew was a notorious picky eater as a child, and sometimes I think she might be like him! Which is adorable :)
Weirdest food I ate this week: my first fast food run in weeks. It was terrible. I truly hate processed foods!
Anything making you queasy or sick: just an empty stomach.
Labor signs: heck no.
What I miss: girl time with wine.
Symptoms: my back aches have come back a little bit. Still got the M/S every morning if I don’t take my 2mg of Zofran.
Workouts: yes! I got in 3 last week! I am loving Andrea Orbeck and prenatal yoga. I need to do better at working out after work. It seems the weekends are when I work out the most.
Things that suck: umm. Not really feeling too sucky about anything this week. I do wish shopping was easier. I have quite a few dresses I need for Lynette's upcoming wedding festivities.
Things that don't suck: little gifts and hand me downs! People love to buy for girls, and your mama friends love to help you!
things that are weird: vivid dreams. and my sudden love for sitcoms. I could watch them all day.
things that make me smile: thinking about her as our little peanut/health nut.