Tuesday, April 7, 2009

18.5 Weeks

How far along are you?

What symptoms are you experiencing?
very hormonal mood swings (someone say PMSx3!), feeling super heavy, still get sick daily, lots of acid reflux/heartburn/indigestion, out-of-breath

How are you feeling?
I'm not nearly as tired as I have been... I need to get out of the house more often to get sun and exercise but it's been chilly the past couple of days. I very much dislike the PMS-like feelings. I can burst into tears over the littlest thing. And I very much hate most things related to food. I'm excited though... I'm almost half way there and I feel like I can make it :D

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
We had our "big" ultrasound on Monday. We definitely could have found out what it was, but we chose not to. :D Go us!! It was really an awesome experience. We had an ultrasound at 10 weeks and I felt no warm/emotional/fuzzy feelings then. This time I did! I was like, AWWWWW!!!! I thought it was adorable! I don't think we got any pictures of this, but Baby had it's hand resting on it's tummy while it was sleeping - just like I do. Too adorable for words!! And it's other hand was messing with it's face - looked to me like it was playing with it's ear; Nick thought it was putting it's fingers in it's mouth.
Stat's - Hearbeat was between 134-141 (they checked it a couple of times); It weighs 9oz (which I think is a little big for 4 months, but who knows?); It had all four chambers (they had to have the dr come in and check because the sonographer couldn't find it... but he found it just fine! relief!); It has 10 fingers... and we assume 10 toes (she didn't tell us. we had our eyes closed then so we didn't get a show and tell... haha!). Everything looked great!

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)?
We're going to my family's for Easter on Friday. First long car ride in about a month. My body has changed a LOT since the last one (from here to Big Sandy, TX and back in a weekend). Looking forward to the trip!

Daddy is still waiting on that ridiculous promotion and sending out resumes on what seems to be a daily basis. Praying... I would really like for him to have a new job soon. Diapers and bottles and clothes and strollers are all adding up in my mind. God knows...!

Any belly pics from this week?
sure... here!

Any food cravings?
fish sticks, fish sandwiches, canada dry!!, york candies, apples, strawberries.... Still no red meat or chicken! Everything I smell in the kitchen still makes me sick - I threw up a couple of times last week just trying to load the dishwasher ;o

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week!
Feeling the baby move lots and lots on Sunday and Monday. Getting to see it's adorable self and knowing that everything checks out fine... Just knowing that I'm almost half way there! :)

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