Sweet Baby 18 Weeks

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Sweet Baby is now the length of a Bell Pepper!


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Whenever I get up too quickly, baby makes sure to let me know!  Last night I had the worst charlie horse and I quickly got up to massage it and the baby was kicking like crazy.  I felt so bad because I shouldn’t have moved so quickly, but at 4am and being awoken by a horrible pain it was just a reaction.  Baby also wakes me up during the middle of the night with little jabs.  I absolutely love feeling baby!  It’s one of the most amazing feelings as a mother to know that you’ve created such a beautiful bouncing baby!  I cannot wait until hubby can feel these little kicks from the outside of my belly!  We’re approaching the date of finding out baby’s gender and it’s so exciting!  We had decided not to think about names until we found out, but we’ve found two that we really love.  Although they may change, we’re almost set on them! 





About our baby: Our sweet baby from head to rump, is about 5 1/2 inches long and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He’s busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he’s born. If you’re having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you’re having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.  . (summary from babycenter)
About me: This week I’ve felt some definite kicks from baby!  I’ve been getting more of an appetite and sleepy again.
How far along? 18 Weeks 1 Day  
Total weight gain:
  3lbs
Maternity clothes? Not yet.
Stretch marks? None yet
Sleep: Lots of tossing and turning.. 
Best moment this week: 
Feeling baby kick :)
Worst moment this week: Waking up and getting to work, it’s so hard!!
Miss Anything?  Eating sandwiches!
Movement: Yes! :)
Food cravings:  Macaroni and Cheese.  Watermelon! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Cream of broccoli soup, the smell of hard boiled eggs
Gender: We’re finding out FEBRUARY 29TH!!! :D
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: Feeling off balance.  Tired.
Belly Button in or out? Same, in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy! :)
Looking forward to: Find out baby’s gender!


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22 Responses to “Sweet Baby 18 Weeks”

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    Momstart — February 18, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    How exciting you’re going to find out what the sex is really soon!!!

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    Toni Patton — February 18, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    Isn’t it so funny the smells that make you nauseous. I could not go into restaurants at all for a few months with one of mine

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    HilLesha — February 19, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    Can’t wait to hear what you’re having! They told me possibly girl at 16 weeks, but they will be able to make a definite decision in two weeks! Like you, I stay tired. :)

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    Zippy — February 19, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    Wait, I’m not pregnant and I crave mac & cheese and watermelon too. Love reading your updates.

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    That Bald Chick — February 19, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    Mmmm. Mac and cheese. Love these updates.

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    Laurie — February 19, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Love all your wonderful updates on baby growing!

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    Tricia Nightowlmama — February 19, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    awww feeling baby kick that is so sweet I miss that

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    Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah — February 19, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    Yay for baby kicks! Such an awesome feeling!

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    daytodaymoments — February 19, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    I loved babycenter.com when I was pregnant! Congrats on you baby! :)

    My first time here, this is such a cute post! Thanks for sharing.

    http://daytodaymoments.blogpost.com

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    Karen — February 19, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    I love the visuals!! Your baby will be here before you know it!!

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    {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker — February 19, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    You are SO close to finding out the gender! How exciting! & How stinking cute are you??? :) I craved watermelon a bit when I was pregnant too, and now it’s my son’s favorite food!

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    Penelope (NYC Mom Blogger) — February 19, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    Lol, I remember doing this week to week!

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    Double Duty Mommy — February 20, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    Watermelon sounds SO good right now!

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    nicóle — February 20, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    You’re getting closer closer closer!!! :)

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    Anne - Mommy Has to Work — February 20, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    It’s so exciting!

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    Simply Being Mommy — February 20, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    I loved feeling baby kick too. So exciting.

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    Faith and Family Reviews — February 20, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see what you are having.

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    Donna — February 20, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    I love the food size comparisons. :) I can’t wait to hear what you’re having, as well!

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    Marcie W. — February 20, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Hooray for feeling movement and look at that gorgeous bump grow. I am so excited and awaiting leap day right along with you Courtney!

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    Tammy — February 21, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Around that time, it felt like my kids were always using my bladder as a pillow.

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    Amy — February 21, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    I love when you can feel the movement. It’s an amazing sensation!

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell — February 22, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    It really is incredible to feel them. Your excitement is contagious!

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