18 weeks…aka, “The week I POPPED.” <-let’s forgo any confusion and all read that as POP, shall we?!
There comes a time in every pregnancy when the belly starts craving attention. It’s science. You go to bed one night with a softball-sized bump, barely noticeable to anyone paying attention and then the next morning, you look a stuffed Thanksgiving day turkey. This happened to me this week.
The belly is HERE. Maternity pants are necessary. It no longer looks like I’ve just “gained a little weight.”
And I absolutely LOVE it. (so does my doting husband!) <-side note here. I used to feel proud or something when people would say, “You’re barely showing.” Like I was succeeding at putting off looking pregnant – like it was something to dread. After more thought, I realize how amazingly stupid that mentality is. I’m pregnant!! I’m SUPPOSED to look pregnant. It’s part of this whole miracle.
What is baby up to at 18 weeks?
- Head to rump, the baby is about 5 1/2 inches long, and weighs almost 7 ounces (about the size of a bell pepper).
- Baby is busy flexing it’s arms and legs — movements that you’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. <-already noticing!
- If baby is a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If baby is a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound. <-we’ll know the sex NEXT Tuesday!!!
How is mama feeling?
As of yesterday, I’m still below my pre-pregnancy weight (by about 3 pounds). I’m STARVING all the time right now (and eating all the time right now) so I’m quite certain next week will be my last weight gain report for these updates.
I’m feeling like my old self again in terms of energy! Workouts have been happening every day, with 1 or 2 rest days thrown in. The time change kind of threw a damper on our evening walks (it’s just too dark and cold to take the stroller out), so I’ve been walking earlier in the day.
Going well! Up less to pee. Still sleeping on my stomach (with a pillow propped under half of it).
Yes! Tons of rolling and “fluttering” going on. No substantial kicks yet.
- A wee bit of nausea <- do you hear that?!?! Only a wee bit (mostly in the evenings)!! It’s WAY more manageable this week. Thank you, Father!
- Growing pains <-sometimes my stomach muscles just ache from growing.
- Itchy eyes
Nothing noteworthy enough to report. I can eat most foods and try to focus on getting more vegetables in, as they were nonexistent for SO long in the first trimester. I did make some pretty amazing sourdough french toast the other night for dinner. Actually, I guess you could call that a craving – sourdough bread is just too good!
QUESTION: Tell me what type of workouts you’re currently digging right now. Leave any links if you can!
Hooray for the pop! Also, everytime I read that, I kept reading pooped even when I knew it wasn’t that. Have me a giggle. Glad your workouts are back to normal, such a good feeling. I’m excited for you guys to find out the sex!
My workouts have just been my classes, body pump, body combat, fitness yoga and strength… 7 classes a week is a lot and definitely enough exercise for where I’m at.
So darn cute :) And I’m so glad you’re beginning to feel better, too.
love the baby belly!! so happy to hear things are going well for you :) HUGS
Love the belly! You look wonderful, as always! :)
So so so happy you’re feeling better AND that you’ve popped. Very few things I love more in life than a big old pregnant belly.
I love the belly bump – and you’re right – it’s really there this week! So cute!! :)
I don’t think I realized you were pregnant- congrats! I am due in 7 weeks (with my 4th so I popped big time early like at 12 weeks!). So exciting!
Awww you look amazing!!
LOVE every bit of this! Love your popped belly!
I’m digging Pump Class workouts lately!
You look beautiful!!! I’m so happy for you and your family! I am praying for you guys every day for continued health <3
Hooray for only a little nausea!! Eat all the things :) you are adorable, love the belly pop :)
YES! So thrilled the nausea is so minimal after being so excessive! What a great praise and update! You look great – glad you’re continuing to gain weight, eat, feel the joy of the little one inside you and be so connected to Travis. We love you, Linds! I have no links to leave except a bit of love. ;)
Yay for less nausea!! And so fun to see that Baby Wright has “popped!” Just in time for Christmas pictures :)
YAY for only a wee bit of nausea! I’m hoping that when you post next week you can say it’s completely gone!
You look adorbs! So happy for you! These posts make my heart smile!
Yay!! You look awesome! :)
I AM LOOOVING following you and the fact you share this all with us.
Big hugs from California.
LOVE everything about this! and you did pop! you are seriously the CUTEST!!! i love that you’re a couple weeks ahead of me.. totally following along each step of the way! :)
i’m so glad you feel better, it must have been the cute “POP”
I am SO incredibly happy for you, Lindsey! Every time I see an update I can’t help but smile :)