18 Weeks

How far along? 18 Weeks – My belly still looks about the same from last week. I can’t see any visible growth in size. 
Total weight gain/loss: I haven’t weighed myself, so let’s assume I’m still up the almost 7 lbs from prepregnancy weight. 
Maternity clothes? This week consisted mostly of PJ’s for me. When I did head out, I was rocking my H&M Mama jeans all week. So. Darn. Comfy. 
Stretch marks? Nope, still slathering that coconut oil on for the itchy belly syndrome that’s going on. 

Sleep: Sleep is hit or miss these days. I have trouble staying asleep. When I do wake up I usually start coughing and have a hard time falling back asleep. I’m back to napping almost every day to make up for the lack of sleep. 
Best moment this week: The best moment this week was last night. Kyle and I were laying in bed while little Nugget wiggled away, and when I stretch out you can see little teeny tiny flops happening. Kyle finally saw one! They’re still so little that you can’t really feel them yet, but definitely seeing it was the highlight of the week. 
Miss Anything? I don’t really miss anything besides, well, sleeping at night. 
Movement: Lot’s of movement at night or when I’m resting to nap. I even saw (and felt) a distinct kick when stretched out and rubbing my lower tummy. That night even Kyle was able to see some movement! 

Food Cravings:I’m starting to crave coffee, so much to the point where I just bought a simple single serving coffee maker. It’s interesting because while I drink coffee every once in a while, I’m not a huge coffee lover. I can’t even blame the caffeine since I’ve been getting decaf! Something about it, I just find myself craving it. I figure since I’m adding a bunch of cream, it’s not too bad as far as cravings go. 😉
Anything making you queasy or sick? I had a Kale Caesar Salad yesterday from a restaurant that left me feeling a little less than wonderful. Also probably part of the reason I couldn’t fall asleep last night! 
Gender: Still anxiously waiting for February 4th! We’ve been calling the Nugget “she” and “her” lately though, so if it does turn out to be a boy, we’ll have to change our ways. 
Labor signs: nope. On a side note, our neighbor is due to go into labor any day now! How exciting. 

Belly button in or out? It’s still doing it’s wonky, in and out thing. You can see it through my shirts now and when I cough it really sticks out. I think in a few more weeks it will start flipping inside out. 
Happy or moody most of the time? I asked Kyle this question and his answer was, “Miserable,” to which I disagree. I had one pretty miserably cranky day out of the week, which is apparently the only day he can remember, but then I had quite a few good days. I think the good days outshine the one miserable day. I deem this week “overall happy.”
Looking forward to: 1. Painting the trim, and selling the desks on Craigslist.
2. I’m also looking forward to the anatomy scan in two weeks since Kyle will be coming with me. He hasn’t been to an ultrasound where the nugget actually looks like a baby, so I’m very excited for him to witness the awesomeness. 
3. I’m looking forward to the sun coming back! We had quite the snow storm today which made taking pictures a bit trickier, hence just the one picture today. 

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