How far along: 18 weeks
Size of Baby: Sweet Potato
Gender: all boy!
Best moment this week: Feeling Rowan move! I can't detect actual kicks yet but Monday night it felt like he was just bouncing around in there and Steve actually felt my stomach moving with it! Obviously he can't feel it as much as I can yet, but I was so glad he experienced Rowan's acrobatics already.
Also I really feel like I look pregnant now. I seem to be carrying low, not sure if that's because of my pre-preggo chub or what. ha!
Weight gain: +8 lbs. Eek! I know this is good but it feels really funny sitting on the couch and having the food you missed with your mouth fall on your belly.
Maternity clothes: Still in regular clothes but I stocked up on some Gap maternity shirts during the Labor Day sales. (Side eye to the rouching on maternity clothes...not a fan, even though I know wearing them is inevitable). Also in the process of searching for the perfect full panel jean so I don't feel like a total chubalub in my regular pants.
Stretch marks: None yet!
Belly button in or out: In, looking kind of cavernous already
Wedding Rings on or off: On
Sleep: Getting better! My bumpnest is so comfy but I do have to switch sides a lot.
Miss anything: Wine, hoagies (bonus points if you call them hoagies too!)
Movement: I think I felt flutters on the plane to Chicago but since then it mostly feels like little nudges. I have to really focus to notice it, and sometimes I forget to breathe because I'm trying to stay still to feel him!
Cravings: Sweet and/or sour gummy candy, Orange Juice in unusually large amounts
Symptoms: The good news is my cold went away but I have a feeling a stuffy nose and sore throat might linger the rest of the pregnancy. Also I'm pretty much hungry all.of.the.time.
Nursery: I'm working on a nursery inspiration post but for now you can see some of my ideas here! I'm currently struggling to pick out the wall color, there are so many shades of grey. (Insert husband's joke: "would you say there are about 50?") I'd really like our rocker to be grey but I feel like none of these shades work together!
We also picked up a dresser for the nursery this week! It looks like like this but with three drawers. It needs some TLC but I'm happy with the size. We're planning to paint it and keep the original hardware so I'm excited to see how it comes out!
Looking forward to: More movements and our 20 week ultrasound! I also want to finally commit to some monogrammed clothes. If I can't buy headbands and bows, he might as well look adorable and Southern in his jon jons!