The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

18 Weeks!

Ahhh, Saturday :) Who doesn't love a weekend? Mr. D and I had a wedding to attend last night, we attending a 5-year-old's birthday party, and running some errands today. All in all, a relaxing, kick-back sort of weekend. The only updates from the week are within my recap, so without further ado...

Best Moment of the Week: I have a few this week. Entering the 5th month of pregnancy, hearing the heartbeat at our OB appointment on Wednesday, and feeling the baby move. The feelings ares just like how I've heard it described... light little touches, almost flutters. It's amazing. I have felt things stretching all week around in my uterus/stomach area, and started to figure out what some of the feelings were when I left some light movements. Amazing.

Entertaining Question/Comment of the Week: Mr. D: "Wow, you are so pregnant now." My belly has definitely expanded in the past 1-2 weeks.

Obsessions: Is our baby a boy or a girl?! We would be happy with either, but we both can't wait to find out on Friday. Mr. D and I both think girl. But we would love a boy. Or a girl. I just want to know! I am counting the days to the Level 2 Ultrasound. Take our poll at the top of my blog to let us know what your guess is! i am also kind of obsessed with weight gain. Pre-pregnancy, at 5'7", I was of average weight, and have only gained a total of 3 pounds so far. Doctor is not concerned and says it actually sets me up well to gain later in my pregnancy, where as a lot of women who gain up front in the first trimester end up having to watch the gain later on.

What I am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Finding out the gender!

What I Miss the Most: This week, I kind of miss my old clothes. I work a corporate job, and I wear full suits almost every day... or at the very least, dress pants with a trendy/formal blazer. I have so many cute suits and it has been challenging to figure out how to make it work with maternity pants and regular tops. Secret: I wore the same black blazer to work two times this week... I know nobody noticed, but it drove me nuts. I just don't have enough clothing pieces to make up for my suit collection! That will need to change soon.

Symptoms: Still feeling amazing... better than not being pregnant. I think it must be all of the hormones and extra vitamins I am taking, in addition to my increased blood circulation. However, my nose has been incredibly stuffy, and I am not sick. I guess this is referred to as pregnancy nose (all of my books refer to it around this time), and I can not get my nose to clear up.


  1. I can't wait until we have our level two and find out the gender too. We find out on tuesday which is pretty close to yours. I hope both go well. So glad everything is going well for you.

  2. Love your updates!!!! So glad everything is going so well!

    I can't wait to feel the baby move!