18 weeks, Heartburn, and Movement
*RockStar is now the size of a sweet potato (5.6″ and 6.7oz). That blows my mind. Am I going to think that every week when I see his/her size?!
*I’m starting to feel little pops of movement every couple of days! I’m hoping it’s more distinct and easily noticeable soon. So exciting!!!
*I weighed in at 168.0# this morning – up 3.6# from last week, up 7# overall. I’m guessing the sudden jump is from all of the traveling and random eating from the past week causing some leftover bloat. I’m hoping that number levels out for the next couple of weeks, but in reality I know that gaining 7# by week 18 is not bad at all. It still kinda creeps me out every time I look in the mirror and see the growing belly staring back at me. I’m excited that it’s starting to become more of a distinct bump, but it’s still weird to think there’s a little human in there!
*The new fun pregnancy symptom of the week is heartburn. Have I ever mentioned that I’ve never had heartburn before, so I actually didn’t know what it was when I first started getting it?! My husband (who has often lived with a bottle of Tums near him at all times) thought that was funny. Me, not so much!
*Names are HARD to pick out.
See the looks of confusion on our faces in this pic? That’s because my family was tossing out baby names and we were saying yes/no/yes/no. This kid is stuck with that name for the rest of his/her LIFE. That’s pressure people! So far girl names have been much easier to agree on than boy names. We shall see…