Monday, July 25, 2011

18 Weeks

Size of baby: a rubber ducky or large pear

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 6 pounds gained

Maternity Clothes: Not in them yet.

Gender: Find out this week!

Movement: Any day now. My pregnant best friend and I figure we have probably experienced it and just don't realize it.

What I miss: Water parks, amusement parks, bowling

Sleep: In true Meredith style, I can't fall asleep at night. I don't think this is pregnancy related. Once I get asleep ( 30 + minutes later) I am there.

Symptoms: My back ( the base of my back that I affectionately call my hinge) hurts more and more often. I don't think it is the "amazing" 6 pound weight gain so I dread what it may feel like later on when we are actually carrying a load of baby.

Cravings: I don't really think I have any but I love salsa. However, I would any summer.

Best Moment this week: Getting to find out what this sweet baby is

What we are looking forward to: Gender Reveal!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Belly Shots

As my belly is becoming more and more evident around here, I thought I would share a progression of how it has gone since Week 8, when I started taking belly shots. Some weeks we get really busy ( hence the month of slowed blogging) and don't think to take a pic, but we are getting better.
Week 8 Week 9

Week 10

Week 11 Week 11/12Week 14

I am in Week 17 now. I have Week 15 and 16 pictures. I will post them soon. As far as weight gain is concerned, I was 104 pounds when the pregnancy started. At my May and June appointments, I weighed 107. I have my next appointment this Friday and expect I may have gained two to three pounds. I have been wearing all non maternity clothes to this point. I fear that may end soon in the pants department. We will see. Then a week from Thursday, we find out if this little Dillard is a boy or a girl. Exciting times!