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18 weeks pregnant

I don’t really feel like writing much this week, so I’m not going to.  I’m now 18 weeks and still having days where I really struggle with the sickness. Everyone keeps telling me it will get better at 20 weeks.  I really hope so.  I’ve tried a few times to reduce my medication but have quickly realised that it isn’t a good idea.  I feel like time is ticking away and I should be in the breezy second trimester  by now, I’m feeling like this baby will be with us before we know it and we have so much to do but I don’t feel up to doing even the simplest day to day things a lot of the time.  I can’t lie, I have good days but I just wish I was completely rid of the bad days already!

Weekly quiz

How far along? 18 weeks

How big is baby? Baby is the same size as a sweet potato.  Why not try our delicious sweet potato pancakes to celebrate with us!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

 

Total weight gain/loss: Last week I thought I was back to my pre pregnancy weight and was so excited about it.  Yesterday I got on the scales and I’m 6lbs less than I was at my booking weight, so have lost some of the weight I had managed to put back on.  I won’t pretend that I couldn’t do with losing a few pounds but now really isn’t the time. I never thought I’d be so keen to see myself gaining a pound or two!

Maternity clothes? Some, mostly still in ordinary clothes though.

Stretch marks? Not yet.

Sleep: Round ligament pain is making sleep harder but other than that I’m sleeping ok.  I’m so tired all the time at the moment, I’m still waiting for the second trimester energy boost to arrive…

Best moment this week: The sunshine this weekend.

Movement: The same as last week, definite flutters and little ‘pops’ every now and then.

Food cravings: I’m off most foods again.  I’m forcing myself to drink water and try and eat but even my safe foods have betrayed me this week so I’m very wary of food.  One of my weird cravings this week was crispy seaweed from the Chinese take away, just a big bowl of it!  I’m also finding cold things like ice lollies are helpful when I’m really struggling.  More than once this week I’ve had mango sorbet for breakfast!

Ice cream for breakfast… gatta go what you gatta do!

Sickness: I’ve had a really varied week this week, I’ve still had some good days but there have been more bad days again.  The only way I can describe it is that on my best days I feel like I have a terrible hangover and on my worst I feel like I’ve got horrific food poisoning.

Have you started to show yet: Yes but my bump seems to grow and shrink every day!

Gender prediction: I’m back to being 90% sure that it’s a boy.

Belly Button in or out? In but getting flatter, especially in the evenings when my belly seems to be bigger.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Up and down this week, I’ve had really happy moments and really down moments. My mood seems to hang on how sick I am.

Weekly Wisdom: Sunshine is the best medicine! (Well, that and Ondansetron for the sickness!)

Milestones: The first really sunny weekend of the year.

 

Bump Picture

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