Our Five Ring Circus: 18 Weeks

Monday, March 7, 2011

18 Weeks

DATE: March 7, 2011

How far along:
18 weeks

Total Weight Gained:
All loss so far.

How big is baby? Nugget is 5 1/2 inches from crown to rump and weighs 7 ounces! He/She is about the size of a bell pepper.

How baby is growing: Nugget is busy flexing his/her arms and legs. The blood vessels are visible through the thin skin, and the ears are now in their final position.

Maternity Clothes: No, my regular pants are still loose.

Sleep: I'm sleeping well right now, but when I wake up to use the bathroom, my bladder is so full that it hurts!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Feeling my little sweet pea move around more.

: Nugget is getting stronger!

Food Cravings: Nothing.

Food Aversions:
Everything. Grape juice is the newest thing that makes me sick immediately after drinking it.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis. The extreme, never-ending nausea is starting to drive me crazy!

Unknown, and not finding out! We've had the names picked out since I was 6 weeks along.

Nausea morning to night, gagging, vomiting, fatigue, stretching of the round ligaments (I keep pulling them!), and braxton hicks contractions.

Exercise: Doing an uphill/fast paced walking routine on the treadmill 4-5 times a week. If I break into a run, my contractions kick in more, and I constantly have to pee. I miss it!

What I miss:
Eating and feeling normal!

What I'm looking forward to:
My 18 week appointment on Thursday (I love hearing the heartbeat), and my big ultrasound on Monday!

18 Week Picture:

I know these are boring until my baby bump shows. There is one area that is rapidly growing, though...I have to go bra shopping for the second time this pregnancy! This picture was taken by Lexie...my usual photographer is under the weather today!


We've had a laid-back day today. I kept Dylan home from school, because he was really lethargic this morning. He has been laying on the couch all day, which is not like him at all! I guess Lexie didn't want to feel left out, because she stayed in her pajamas all day. I, however, kept busy. The baby that I watch was here all day, and I watched my nephew all morning. I'm so used to having multiple kids in my house (literally, 4 times a week!), that going from two to three isn't going to feel like a huge change!



  1. Yeah, Dylan doesn't look like he feels good! You, on the other hand, look like you haven't had a moment of nausea EVER!

  2. You look amazing! That exercise sounds WONDERFUL!

  3. You still look tiny but as always adorable! Lexie is such a sweetie, and I hope Dylan gets to feeling better as well!

  4. I am so sorry that you are still feeling so sick! You look great though!

  5. I cannot believe you are 18 weeks and your pants are loose! Do you pop at the end?

  6. I'm jealous of bra shopping, I miss preggo boobs! :)

  7. Ok, I'm waiting for the day that your pants start getting tight. Sheesh! I can't believe it's already time for the BIG ultrasound. Fun!!
    I hope Dylan is feeling better!!

  8. Poor Dylan!! Hope you both feel better soon! XOXO

  9. You still look amazing.

    I hope Dylan's okay!

  10. 18weeks and extremely sick and you still look GREAT! ha, sorry bout the bra shopping :( I did that with BOTH pregnancies "those" where outta control for me!!!

    I remember when I used to try and run at about 7months prego, I would get these horrible contractions and pains in between my legs...whew, it was rough and then I'd try to go back to walking but would end up having to sit down it was so painful :(

  11. You are so beautiful. How can you be feeling so horribly and still look that good?

  12. Your pregnancy seems to be flying by...but I'm not the one that's sick! I can't imagine what you're going through. I was nauseas a lot with Colin throughout the pregnancy, but nothing like you.

    I'll be anxious to hear the names! Did Colin make the list? :)

  13. Still as blooming as ever :) Oh I know that uncomfy feeling during pee time. try drinking Cranberry Juice? that kept me from gettin a UTI during my pregnancy days.

    hope you and your little boy are feeling better now.

  14. i was going to say the same thing about the one area growing but thought that might be rude. but since you mentioned it...


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