This morning as I was walking Hannah into school, one of the other moms pointed at my belly and said, “You’ve got a proper bump!”
Here’s my proper bump, at 18 weeks.
The Baby: He or she is about 5.5 inches long, the size of a bell pepper. Baby can flex muscles and his or her gender specific bits are definitely recognizable.
Maternity clothes: Not yet. I’m still in all my normal clothes, but jeans are getting tight so it won’t be long until I get out the maternity clothes. They’re all washed, folded and ready to go!
Movement: Lots and lots of movement! I’ve been feeling flutters for a few weeks now, but have felt lots of kicks and jabs in the last three or four days. It’s my favorite part and what I missed most about being pregnant after Hannah was born.
Sleep: I’m still sleeping well at night.
Food Cravings: Still none, although I really like salty things like olives. Sweets just do not sound good at all. I had a few days last week where my appetite was zilch, but it seems to be back.
Symptoms: Nothing major, really! I’ve been feeling pretty good! I do get out of breath easily (so embarrassing) and by the time I’m getting Hannah to bed around 7:30 I am ready to just lay on the couch. I’ve also been having a lot of strange and really vivid dreams. Last night, for the first time ever, I actually dreamed in French. Weird.
Gender: We don’t know! Shawn is leaning towards finding out, but I’m still on Team Green!