Thursday, July 3, 2014

18 weeks!

We are getting closer and closer to the half way point, y'all! I can't believe it! Somedays it feels like this pregnancy is flying by, and others it feels like I've been pregnant forever. Either way I am so thankful to be on this journey. I am daily amazed that there is a LIFE growing inside of me!! So thankful God chose me to be a mama!

Let's go ahead and jump into the bumpdate shall we...

how far along: 18 weeks!

baby size: Bennett is about 5 1/2 inches long and about 7 ounces (will know for sure at my appt this week). He is the size of a bell pepper!

baby's progress: Bennett can move his arms and legs and is squirming all over the place! 

weight gain: Not sure, I go to the doctor at the end of the week so I will know then :)

stretch marks: Nope, & so thankful!

sleep: SOOOO much better thanks to my Snoogle pillow! This guy was worth every penny!

gender: BOY!! His name is Bennett : ) We're still working on a middle name, but we need to hurry because I have things to monogram (#priorities) !

movement: I have felt B moving around a few times and it is so so cool! I can't wait until I can feel it more often. 

best moment this week: Definitely ordering his crib! We are going to clear out his nursery next week and clean it from top to bottom to get ready for crib delivery on Wednesday. I'm so excited to get started with this!

looking forward to: Non-baby related..we're headed to Savannah this weekend to vacation with the Cole's! I'm excited to take a few days off and explore one of my favorite cities! Also non-baby related I'm really excited to go back to work at the end of this month. I've enjoyed summer but I'm ready to get back to teaching..I miss it so much! There's something so exciting about back to school and even as a teacher the excitement is still there! I can't wait to get my classroom set back up, buy new supplies, and start planning fun things for my new kiddos!

food cravings: Still on a carbs kick..waffles, bagels, cereal, pasta..YUM YUM YUM!

weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing too out of the ordinary.. I have to be super careful with what I eat!

anything making you queasy or sick: I thought I was getting better in this area..and then I threw up three times this week. Still taking 1/2 a Zofran a day and PRAYING I will reach a turning point soon. I literally can't eat anything in the morning without taking my me, I forgot to take it one morning on vacation and it was not pretty!

labor signs: Nope

what I miss: When I wasn't pregnant it used to really bother me when pregnant people would complain about not being able to drink alcohol..but y'all!!!!!! all I want is an ICE COLD BEER!! I am not even that big of a drinker but oh my gosh that just sounds so amazing!

symptoms: Still really queasy most of the time. I'm at the point where I rather throw up in the morning and get it over with than to feel sick all day. Other than that I'm doing great!!

things that suck: Grad school... I finished up two classes this past week and I am SO happy for them to be done. It was the hardest, most emotionally draining, 8 weeks of my life. I know that sounds completely ridiculous but it is really hard being pregnant and dealing with all that comes with that and having to stay on top of A TON of school work. Thankfully I am only taking one class the rest of the summer, then one class in the fall and then I'm taking a very long break from taking any classes!

things that don't suck: Starting to get my energy back some days! I definitely think I'm starting to nest because I spent several days this week cleaning and doing laundry which literally hasn't happened since March when I found out I was pregnant. My energy level the first trimester, and up until now, has been extremely low. Thankful it's some what back!


  1. I love the first name you have chosen and cannot wait to see how you design his nursery. You will make a fantastic mommy!

  2. I'm so jealous that y'all will be in Savannah! BAH! I can't wait to see what y'all do with the nursery.. you are just the cutest thing! XO