How far along? 18+3 today (18 weeks exactly when I took the photo above)
How big is baby? Around 6 inches from crown to rump, and right now baby weighs around 8.5oz. Depending on the website/app, we're either at the size of an heirloom tomato, a mango, or a sweet potato. :) Mmmm. Is anyone else getting hungry?!
Total weight gain: Between 3-4 pounds depending on the day.
Maternity clothes? I'm loving my new maternity "wardrobe!" Wardrobe in quotations, of course, because I don't have that many items ... but I've been doing a good job of rotating and making the most of my non-maternity items that still fit! On the shopping list this week is a maternity swimsuit ... or at least just a tankini top. My bottoms fit just fine, but my current (non-maternity) tankini top is extremely tight and uncomfortable. I went to a deep water exercise class the other day and I felt like it was trying to cut off my circulation!!!
Sleep: No complaints about sleep right now! I've really been sleeping well lately. The main issue is that I want to sleep allllll the time. I'm having such a tough time getting up in the morning for work - I wake up wishing every day was Saturday!
Cravings: I know it's a weird one, but the last couple of days I've REALLY been craving tacos. Old school tacos, nothing fancy ... just a hard shell with some taco beef, lettuce, and cheese. Simple. Methinks I'll be picking up taco fixings on the way home from work today!
Best moment this week: Two great moments in the last week and a half! First of all, we found out that my sister-in-law is pregnant AND due just a week after me! I am due 10/29 and she is due 11/7 (coincidentally, also my mother-in-law's birthday!). I just feel so overwhelmingly happy about this - she and her husband have been trying for baby #2 for several years and I'm so happy things worked out. I'm also THRILLED that our baby will have a cousin so close in age! The other fantastic moment happened on Monday ... and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and this morning. Baby Smith is moving! And I can feel it! We went swimming down at my SIL's on Monday, and when we got home I felt two distinct little kicks. They felt unlike anything I had experienced so far and I couldn't believe it! Since then, I've felt movement every single day and it's just amazing. Sometimes I sit and concentrate and say "move baby, move!" so that I can pay attention to the movement when it happens, but surprisingly, the baby isn't quite following my orders yet. Aaaaand probably won't for a long time. :) I am really looking forward to when these movements can be felt from the outside so Matt can feel his baby kick!
Movement: YES!!! Yay!!!
Gender: We'll know in just under two weeks ... The concensus by far is girl girl girl. Anyone care to place a wager?
Belly Button in or out? Innie.
What I miss: Nothing this week! Very happy and content. :)
Milestones: Feeling the baby kick was a HUGE milestone for me. It's so easy to think that everything is just too good to be true ... sometimes I still can't believe I'm pregnant and this is even happening. I know it sounds weird, but it just doesn't seem real sometimes! Feeling those little movements ... well, everything just seems a lot more real to me now. PLUS we have officially ordered furniture! The crib and glider have been ordered and should be here within a couple of weeks - VERY exciting. We also started going through the guest room (soon to be the nursery) and got rid of a bunch of stuff, reorganized, moved things around, and are starting to get this place ready for a baby!