Monday, February 3, 2014

18 weeks!

18 weeks!!!

baby's size: my sweet one is approximately 5 1/2 inches long, about the size of a bell pepper. he/she is definitely doing lots of arm and leg flexing now. the development of a baby never ceases to amaze me...a complete miracle!

symptoms: no symptoms to note these few weeks. :) 

cravings: i'm not necessarily having any strong cravings, but am having to be pretty cognizant of how much protein i am eating.

best moment this week: finally feeling my little baby bump start to grow! i also got to meet with my midwives today for my 17.5 week appointment.
i am already getting so attached to the sweet women who are walking this journey with me and cannot wait to go through the labor and delivery...with my baby in my arms at the end of it.
it serious makes me giddy.

while my last two births have been natural child-births, they were still done in a hospital setting so this will be my first out of hospital birth.

this video is one of my favorites by Ina May, "the mother of authentic midwifery."
reducing fear of birth.

gender: don't know yet, but we have a soon scheduled for february 20th and will hopefully find out then!

exercise: still walking/running, doing some cardio videos and weights, and yoga a few times a week.

looking forward to: watching my "baby bump" continue to grow!


  1. I am so excited for another nephew or maybe my first niece! It is fun to watch our new family member grow! Love you both!