week 18 bump update–merry christmas!!

week 18 bump update–merry christmas!!

How far along?

I am 18 weeks today🙂

How big is Bean?

Beau is the size of a sweet potato. He’s 6 inches from head to butt and weighs 5 – 6 ounces.

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bump’s first christmas

Total weight gain/loss?

After the sickness this week, I’m down a few pounds. We’re eating well up at the lake house for Christmas. I’ll be back up in no time!

Maternity clothes?

Let me tell you: MATERNITY LEGGINGS ARE THE BEST THING IN THE WHOLE WORLD. I will probably continue to wear them after the babe. Thank you to my parents and grandparents for sending me some. I also got a bunch of cute tops from my Mom. Those plus the few I have from Old Navy and I have a complete maternity wardrobe 🙂 I won’t need anything new until it warms up in the spring!!! Thanks family!!

Sleep?

Got a lot of it in recovery from my sickness.

Best moment this week?

Finding out we’re having a BOY! Also, announcing on Facebook was fun too. We had such an outpouring of love from our friends and family. Everyone is so excited and happy for us. We are lucky, it was so cool!

Symptoms?

Pregnancy symptoms *seem* to be subsiding. Tough to tell with so much other body stuff going on this week. The bump is here! Like really here this week 🙂

Food cravings?

Citrus fruits!

Food aversions?

Can’t do spicy.

Gender?

BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Labor signs?

Eeek, thank god, no!

Belly button in or out?

Still in.

What I miss?

Hydration!

What I’m looking forward to?

Seeing Beau Bean on 1/6 at his scan 🙂 Feeling him. Can’t wait!

Milestones?

Beau can yawn and hiccup! Nervous system is developing a lot this week too.

Next appointment?

January 6th, when we get to see our little one up close!