Friday, January 2, 2015

18 weeks.

I have finally reached 18 weeks! The good news is, one more week has gone by. The bad news - I am slowly not being able to sleep on my stomach! If you know me well, this is the time when sleeping becomes a major problem! I seriously can ONLY sleep on my stomach, so I am sure there are many sleepless nights in my future. And when you nurse, sleeping on your stomach is only possible right after a nursing session, within an hour, you have to move to you back or side… all for one sweet baby girl!

18 weeks

How far along: 18 weeks 
Total weight gain: +2 officially, but I am sure it is at least 4 by now! 
Baby is the size of a: Sweet Potato
Maternity clothes: Yes! I finally bought some comfortable clothes that fit. If I could, I would live in yoga pants all week. 
Stretch marks: Not yet
Sleep: Decent. I stayed up with my best friend, who is visiting from California, until 3 a.m. on New Year's Eve, and I am still playing catch up. But, since we are both pregnant, it will be awhile until we see each other. We are pretty lucky in that the last few years we haven't gone more than a few months without me visiting her, or her visiting Colorado. But both with new babies, and weddings galore next year, the trips for fun have to be put on hold. 
Best moment of this week: Seeing Heather. It is so hard for me when she leaves. Many of the friends in my life are so inconsistent. She is the one person who never cancels, always follows through with what she says, and it is nice and refreshing. There are not a lot of people around that can hold plans. 
Movement: A little bit more every single week. 
Food cravings: Really healthy things. My first trimester, all I wanted were McDonalds cheeseburgers. Gross. Now all I want are salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, or water. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: It has been SO nice my husband has been home for two weeks. I have not had to change a diaper since the Monday the week before Christmas week. 
Aches or pains: Just crampy when I do not drink enough water. 
Have you started to show yet: Yes 
Gender: GIRL!! 
Labor signs: No, but Braxton Hicks start so early during the third pregnancy. I don't think I even had one with Aiden, and I already have them with this little girl. 
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
What are you dreaming about: Just weird stuff. Most recently, it was a long ordeal about getting an old car towed and not putting Aiden or Heather's kids in car seats and getting pulled over by a police officer. 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy. There has to be something about having a girl that makes me a much happier pregnant person. When I was pregnant with both boys I was so angry all the time and just overall pissed off. It must have been the testosterone flowing through me (I feel bad for boys, I really do)… but now I don't really have any of those feelings and it takes a lot to make me mad… Aiden knows how to do that though!
Looking forward to: having my husband put up her new light fixture! We are also going out tonight to dinner and a comedy show for Heather's birthday and last day in town. Then we are going out with other good friends on Saturday evening! 

I also finished her dresser. This is the first time I am not entirely pleased with Annie Sloan. I am unsure if I got a bad batch or not, but it did not cover nearly as well as my past quarts have covered. I ended up doing three coats and it still has some darker areas. I also got the hardware from Hobby Lobby, and they did not come with screws, which also is kind of strange. 

After one coat of Annie Sloan 'Pure White'

I also am SERIOUSLY in love with the new Pottery Barn Rockers. Too bad they are ridiculously priced and I am just not sure I can spend (or even have) $1000 to spend on one baby chair. But… my heart melts for these.


Well, that is all for today! 

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