You really wana know

I know you want to know, I wanted to know, and now that I’ve had the ultrasound appointment – I know. And he knows. And the lab tech knows. And for you cuties that keep calling and texting my mom- she doesn’t know lol. Yes I have kept it from her too. I promise she really doesn’t know, she did try to find out, I do admire her perseverance and determination but I didn’t let the secret slip.

I really don’t mean to tease you guys I just wanted to do something cute. All this Pinterest searching and I find all these cute ideas that I HAVE to try, and we didn’t do cute pregnancy announcements and we can’t have a gender reveal party so let me be a little cute and do a gender reveal another way. I promise you’ll know soon.

I can tell you however that the baby is 8 oz, and is a beautiful little angel. I almost didn’t find out actually; baby’s little legs were closed. The lab tech eventually gave me an answer though. I also got to see the heart and its four chambers, the two little feet, the long legs, the ribs and spine and kidneys and the arms and hands. Love. Love. Love. All we want is a healthy baby and I know that’s all you want too, so be happy for now that you know that much; that our baby is healthy and beautiful.
Doctors appointment next week, and giving blood today.

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T-Minus 60 minutes and counting

OH.MY.GOD. There is literally 60 minutes standing between knowing.
I couldn’t sleep last night and have not been able to focus on anything all morning. Why did I set the appointment for 1:00 and not some earlier time?!!! ughhhh

bowties or barrettes the question will be answered soon 😀 😀 😀

and for those that want to know.. you guys will have to wait just a little bit longer. let me be cute. you’ll see why.

18 weeks

another week down. according to my readings:

the baby is approx 5.5 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper), and almost 7 oz. (although some sources say 5 oz) and is busy flexing its little arms and legs (and yes i can feel this). if its a girl then her uterus and fallopian tubes have formed and are in place, and if its a boy his genitals are now noticeable. [ we will know tomorrow !!!!!!!!!!!]   the ears are in their final position, and the baby has their own unique fingerprints.

also found out why my back has been hurting so much. its because my uterus is now about the size of a cantaloupe and is causing my center of gravity to shift (if i wasn’t clumsy enough already) and is pushing my lower back forward and my abdomen out (so people can now tell im pregnant and not just eating very well lol) also there is joint-loosening pregnancy hormones floating around in my body adding to the muscle and ligament pain.

and on to the weekly survey

How Far Along? 18 weeks

how big is baby: about 5.5 inches long and 7 oz

Symptoms: um backaches, interrupted sleep, vivid dreams, a little bit of fatigue – a nap a day is almost necessary though not convenient for getting things done, forgetfulness?

Total Weight Gain/Loss: umm ill update this tomorrow when i get to use a scale

maternity clothes? not yet, still working with what i got

Sleep: interrupted. the baby moves a lot and it keeps/wakes me up. not as frequent urination thru the night though, but i cant get a good deep sleep it seems like

stretch marks? small ones

Food Cravings: umm sometimes cheeseburgers and chocolate shakes

Best Moment This Week: realizing that while my boobs are now huge, my belly seems to stick out even more.

Movement: yes. lots

Labor Signs: no

Gender: WE WILL KNOW TOMORROW. I. CANT. WAIT.

Belly Button In Or Out? in

What I Miss: him, sleeping in and being able to sleep however i want, eating whatever i want, jacuzzi tubs, wearing whatever i want

What I Am Looking Forward To: the ultrasound tomorrow to tell us if its a boy or girl

Milestones: ummm idk

Weekly Wisdom: always sleep with a pillow in between my legs, it seems to help.