|18 weeks 3 days. yes, i was sleepy.|
|the close ups always seem to make it look like it really feels.|
inanimate comparison: the size of a deli pickle or bell pepper.
maternity clothes?: pants and leggings, yes...thanks to old navy. i do have one pair of khakis and one pair of jeans that i can do the rubber band trick with. tops are hit and miss. i love the long maternity tops.
cravings: i get dinner cravings. for example, i saw baked beans and then had to have them. i saw someone eating boiled cabbage [wtf?] and had to have that. but the other day i noticed that, in my lunch, i had packed a piece of my strawberry cake, a strawberry poptart and a strawberry cereal bar. i'm seeing a trend.
aversions: not many.
emotions: over the moon. easily teary.
fatigue: up and down. i'm pretty sleepy after work, but i try to move some how. nighttime is touch and go because when i wake up to go potty, sometimes i stay up :(
symptoms: large ta-tas. some lower back pain and, what i just learned is, sciatic nerve pain [i thought i had kidney stones....ya, nope].
weight gain: 7-9 lbs. things have fluctuated.
what i miss: lately...nothing. :)
fears/concerns: that we will be those parents naming our child as we sign the birth certificate. and maybe i'm nuts but i think my belly button has begun a slow progression outward. very slow. but it appears shallower? a little concerned about that belly ring scar. yoikes!
highlight of the week: by far, yesterday's ultrasound and sharing it with family. excited for another in 4 weeks!!! another highlight...jake feeling tiny movements too [if and when he's patient].