Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bumpdate | Week 18

Week|  18

Total Weight Gain| I think I've decided that I need to stop getting on the scale in between doctors appointments.  As long as I'm eating healthy and working out, that's the most important thing.  I definitely tend to check in when I feel like I've eaten too much, and I still haven't adjusted to the constantly growing number - even though I know that's what's supposed to happen!

Gender| April 30th is the day, can't wait! Haha, oops. . . pregnancy brain, that should have been March 30th!

Symptoms| Still mostly growing pains, and I've noticed I've been more prone to headaches, which I've read is a symptom of the hormones.  I'm kinda a big baby when it comes to headaches, so if I can keep those at bay I will.  I don't have any strong aversions, and I feel like I go back and forth between feeling like I've got my energy back, and then having days where I feel completely exhausted and can't keep my eyes open.  And, pregnancy brain.  I definitely find myself in ultra spacey moments, and stuttering over what I'm going to say.

Cravings|  Going strong on the cheese.  I still love those spicy California rolls, but that cheese, I don't know what it is.

Sleep|  I am sleeping good!  So good in fact I want more of it.  I've added an extra king size pillow to the mix which is helping me feel a little bit more comfortable since I have a really hard time staying in the same position all night.  I have a feeling as I get bigger, I may need something a little bigger to help out.

Clothes|  I ordered some pants online last week, and so far I've had luck with casual pants, but finding work pants seems to be my nemesis.  What is with things having stretch in the title and then you get them and there is no way they have stretch in them, which I think is plain silly for maternity clothing.  And wearing a sports bra now feels like wearing a straight jacket, but I guess I will get used to that!

Workouts| I slacked a little bit on this one this week, only 2 workouts.  Though one of them was a 3 mile walk outside, and the sheer fact that I got to walk outside and get my face in the sunshine made my week.

Nursery|  All of the furniture and major stuff is out of the room.  Now onto cleaning out the closet, and it's time to get the new flooring ordered, we're moving forward!

Movement|  Nothing definite yet, though sometimes I wonder if some of the things I'm feeling might be the baby, hopefully something definite soon.

Best Moment this Week|  Visiting Martin's family and hearing about their excitement for our little one's arrival!


  1. Your photos are so cute this week! I'm sorry about all the headaches - I'm the same way, so I can't imagine that it's fun. Is it safe for you to try taking Excedrin? That usually knocks it out of me. Glad you got outside for a long walk and some sunshine this week, too!

  2. You're so close to finding out the gender!!!! I can only imagine how exciting that's gotta be! :) Love your lucky charm shirt! :)

  3. You have to wait until April 30th??? I thought you'd find out by 20 weeks at the latest! Girl, you are so much more patient than me! I know you're a pro with the oils...have you tried peppermint oil to relieve the headaches?

  4. Lol. . . total pregnancy brain, that should have been March 30th!! I've definitely been keeping my peppermint oil at hand, it does help, sometimes, but sometimes it's just too far gone.

  5. Aw! I love bumpdates! Makes me wish my little cutie was still in my belly :) I pretty much stopped looking at the scale all together... even at the doctor's office (not that I could really see it by the end anyways! haha!) My husband would look at the number at the doctor's office, and the doctor would tell me I was gaining weight fine, and that's all that mattered to me!

  6. Thanks girl! I try to use peppermint oil for the headaches and sometimes it works. Pretty much the only thing I'm allowed to take is Tylenol and I try to reserve that for when it gets really bad.

  7. I know, I can't wait! I loved this shirt when I saw it so of course it had to come home with me!

  8. Yeah I'm pretty much ready to give up looking at the scale, not sure what the point is anymore!