18 week bumpdate

How Far Along: 19 weeks – I’m late posting this, but I will focus on my 18th week. 🙂

Meds: All taken daily – prenatal vitamin, Omega 3 + DHA, Vitamin D, Zofran (lowered to 1/day or only on days when I feel sick), Ranitidine (2x/day), Restorolax (aka Miralax) occasionally as needed

Baby is the size of: sweet potato or dragonfruit

Best Moments This Week: 

    • Only puked 3x. I’m able to skip my Zofran most days now, but I will take it if I’m having a bad day.
    • Swimming in the hotel pool
    • Planting my backyard flower garden

Total Weight Gain: +5.6 lbs – that has gone down 0.4 lbs since the last time I weighed myself almost 3 weeks ago! I’m expecting to see an increase now that I’m not puking as much. Overall, I am focused on healthier eating habits than I was during the 1st trimester (hello veggies and fruit! I love you once again!).

Maternity Clothes: I bought the BellaBand with the hopes of being able to wear some of my regular capris/shorts this summer. I’ll post review on the BellaBand versus the BellaBand basic another time! I also hit Old Navy this weekend for some sales. I bought 3 maternity tank tops (black, pink and blue for 25% off), along with another maxi skirt (55% off!).  I really wish our Old Navy had better selection or that their maternity clothes were available for purchase off the Canadian website. We barely get anything in-store.

Symptoms:  Nausea has subsided substantially (that only took 18 weeks!) Since I’m easying off my Zofran, my back-end is functioning better too.However, I’ve replaced nausea with headaches and sore hips.  I sleep in a pillow fort, but being in a computer chair all day doesn’t seem to help my lower back and hips. I am seeing my massage therapist and chiropractor soon. I also have tried stretching (especially in the pool!) and a heating pad for 15 minutes on each hip if it’s really bad. Does anyone have any other suggestions for the hips?

Sleep: My need to pee is slightly decreasing during the nights. I still toss and turn quite a bit. I often wake up with my right hip throbbing. I’m really trying to sleep directly on my side and not lean onto my tummy.

Food Cravings: Ice cold water, ice cream, blueberries and green apples – my kid is going to come out BLUE AND SOUR!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Taking too much of something in my mouth. Eating too much overall. I swear I’ve reduced my portion sizes to 1/4 of what I used to eat, but I do snack more often.

Movement: Definitely more noticeable. He was moving up a storm when we watched American Sniper two nights ago. I can’t wait until my husband can feel it.

Stretch Marks: Nothing new

Baby Bump: Gradually growing… will do another pic for 19 weeks.

Gender Prediction: BOY! 7 days until we know for sure…

Labour Signs: Too early.

Belly Button In or Out?: Innie to start!

Wedding Rings on or off?: On.

Happy or Moody?: I’ve been VERY up and down this week. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed about everything I want to get done around the house and to prepare for baby. I’ve decided to prioritize my list. I’ve also been quite emotional about our upcoming Angel’s due date and some reccuring family issues (no surprise there! haha). I feel like my anxiety has heightened. It’s harder to control it and bring myself back to a grounded state, but I’m working on it.

Purchases for baby: I’ve been watching our local online classifieds for deals when I can find them. I picked up gently used My Brest Friend nursing pillow for $10!!!! Yes, I said $10. It is in excellent condition. I also got a previously owned, but never used baby head support pillow for the carseat for $5.

Miss Anything?: Swimming! I just want to swim all the time now after my hotel visit last week. Can’t wait til the weather warms up.

Looking forward to: Our anatomy/gender scan on May 28 and making our official announcement!

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14 thoughts on “18 week bumpdate

  1. Sounds like you’re feeling better, yay! This was also around the time I started to feel more normal again. Word of caution on the had support pillow, safety experts don’t recommend any pillow that didn’t come with the seat itself.

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  2. I’m so happy that you are feeling better! And holla for looking for used stuff. I find that the used things we have gotten, we actually use more than some of the new stuff. You’ll have to let me know how that pillow works too!

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  3. I’m glad the nausea is subsiding for you but I’m sorry headaches are replacing it. If you remember that happened to me too just earlier on. I cannot believe your 19 weeks already! It’s so exciting that we are so close together in this! I’m dying to know if he’s a boy for sure! Have you picked a boy name? I’m envious of your swim, I have no where to swim but that’s all I want to do to relieve all this weight and pressure! Hope the family drama isn’t too bad but any at all is a bummer. Our Old Navy maternity section was thoroughly disappointing! It’s seriously like a 3’x3′ section. I too have been all kinds of on our local online sale sites and getting anything I can used that’s in good condition it’s already paying off. New stuff is just so damn expensive! Here’s to a good 19th week and beyond love!!!

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  4. Swimming definitely helped me feel better, I only wish I had tried it earlier than the last weeks. A chiropractor can only do so much during pregnancy, but if the cost doesn’t hinder you, go for it!
    Can you get an electric desk at work? Those you can raise and lower at will and then stand or sit depending on your feelings. Also, try to get a saddle chair or some other ergonomic chair.

    Don’t worry too much about your sleeping position. Your body will turn itself before it becomes dangerous to the baby.

    May the nausea fully stay away!

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  5. I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better but sorry to hear about the increased anxiety. I think that’s fairly normal for those of us in the IF community. Thinking of you! ❤

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