I haven’t actually blogged about my pregnancy journey that much so far, so I’m going to try to do a weekly update from here on out!
This week was ROUGH.
It started out well enough. We visited my grandma at her nursing home and my sister and her family came too. We had a little celebration for my mom’s 60th birthday during lunch (April 14th) too! Leopold has been super attached to his cousin Kat lately and his aunt is jealous! My dad has been in town and we have seen a lot of my uncle which has been nice!
We hit up the zoo with daddy this week and even made it to the airport to check out Grandpa’s airplane that he is putting together.
After all of the fun, Leopold developed a fever late into the week that got pretty high (102-104). It would go up and back down and he was miserable! After about two days of this he’s finally back to normal.
Needless to say, sleep was tough. My headaches are pretty much fixed thanks to a prescription from my midwife and probably just being further along in my pregnancy.
Related note: I gave up my morning cup of coffee. It was making me queasy and I was forcing it so I just let it go. I still drink caffeine and have a cup in the morning if it actually smells good but I don’t feel like I need it anymore.
I can feel flutters from time to time but I think I’m too busy with Leopold to really stop and notice them.
My bump is going from ‘too many tacos’ to ‘hey that girl might be pregnant’, which is nice.
This shirt was a gift from Modern Rascals and the book was gifted by ‘Hello There books’.
How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Not really paying close attention. I don’t think I’ve gained very much.
Maternity clothes? Oh yeah. I found some jean shorts and tops at Clothes Mentor for cheap and I have been wearing those a lot!
Stretch marks? Nothing new yet.
Sleep: I might be able to sleep if it weren’t for my toddler and my husband!!
Best moment this week: Getting to spend so much time with James! He’s still on his job hunt so we all went to the zoo, the lake beach, and on random errands together. It’s been really nice!
Have you told family and friends: Yep! About a month ago now I think.
Name: We have a first name chosen…still working on that middle name! We have a few on the list but nothing has stuck yet. Not sure when I’ll announce it!
Movement: Slight flutters. I usually only notice them when I’m sitting at my computer at night or nap time. When I’m not distracted by Leopold!
Food cravings: My appetite is usually non existent. I crave chips and queso a lot, and ice cream or cake.
Anything making you queasy or sick: It’s getting better but for a while there it was almost everything!
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
Gender prediction: According to my Sneak Peek blood test at 12 weeks, it’s a girl! Going for an ultrasound on Wednesday so hopefully the answer is the same!!
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On! Just got them resized from last time so I hope it lasts for a while!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy, I think!
Things I’ve gotten for baby so far: A LOT of clothes, a bunch of hand me downs back that we loaned out, a car seat from a friend, Some snuggly blankets from Saranoni, & a sweet double stroller from Kinderwagon!
On my wish list: Natursutten pacis, Slumberkins, a Dock A Tot, a moses basket, a gift card to Lowes for paint, a gift card to Ikea for shelves and closet storage, hangers, curtains, hair bows, and diapers and wipes!