I hate to say it out loud or even write it down, but I do not like being pregnant. Maybe I am just being a little melodramatic but being pregnant is not glamorous for me at all. Between the back acne and numerous naps a day it takes me to be a functional adult, I have to repeat “there is going to be a baby, there is going to be a baby” several times in my head a day just to stay motivated. Maybe I am just a negative Nancy, but being the first of all of my friends to be pregnant has left me on the sidelines. As everyone else is throwing back shots and hopping on the boat to ski down the river, this pregnant lady is watching from her imaginary bubble of precaution. Headaches, hormones, heartburn, and lack of sleep are only a few of the daunting results of growing a human. Not to mention that I would literally do just about anything for a ham sandwich and a half dozen sushi rolls right about now. Oh and a beer, or maybe a glass of wine, better yet shots, tequila shots.
Alright, Alright, Alright, although the last 18 weeks of my life have seemed like the longest 18 weeks of my life my husband and I have enjoyed every minute that I am not napping together, just the two of us. We have made it a priority this summer to go on dates more often, see our friends, travel, and sleep in any chance we get. Knowing that everything is about to change for us is exciting. We have been waiting for this moment for years and can’t wait to bring a human into our lives.
Baby Size: At 18 weeks our baby is the size of a bell pepper or a sweet potato! Although some moms can feel the baby move at 18 weeks, I still can’t. I am hoping in the next few weeks I can feel our baby kick.
Current Cravings: I have celiac disease and typically eat a 100% gluten free diet, but because of the pregnancy I have been able to handle some gluten! I have been using this opportunity to eat bagels, lots and lots of bagels. Also I have been craving a lot of vegetables and fruit mostly avocado.
The Bump: Some days the bump looks huge, and other days the bump seems to be hiding.
Looking Forward To: Decorating the nursery! We can’t wait to know if we are having a boy or a girl so we can start planning!
Meaningful Moments: Tyler has been a great support and confidence booster; he makes sure I know I am a sexy mommy and prays for a healthy baby everyday.
Tyler’s Thoughts: He is excited to go with me to my 20-week ultrasound appointment and see the baby in person for the first time rather than looking at the pictures I have brought home from past appointments. He is also very proud of the name he picked out if we were to have a baby boy.