18 Week Update



How far along? 18 Weeks 3 Days
Total weight gain/loss: +18 <-- I'm for real going to stop posting these numbers.
Maternity clothes? Yes. That's all. Also, my own "lounge" shirts no longer fit. I have busted into Cam's side of the closet.
Best moment this week: Waking up in the middle of the night after a really bad dream and having Cam to make me feel better. I love that he doesn't care if I wake him up, he's completely willing to comfort me, wrap me up, and keep me safe. I love him. Also, getting my hair cut by my brilliant friend, Lisa. She is seriously the best stylist I've ever had. What a blast to get to catch up AND have the best bangs EVER by the end of the night.
Movement: All. The. Time. It's awesome! Cam still hasn't been able to feel them, and I actually can't feel them from the outside yet either. It's only a matter of time though.
Waist Diameter:  I can't find the tape measure. No really. I even tried using a ribbon and measuring that with Cam's industrial tape measure. I can't find that either.
Food cravings: Water and vinegar. I downed an entire bag of salt and vinegar chips for breakfast the other day. Pure bliss. Also, pink starbursts. There is nothing better.
Labor Signs: None, thank heavens. :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time! It's also sore. The "pop" is upon us!
What I miss: Having motivation to do anything BUT work on baby things. I am trying to finish up all the (gender-neutral) projects I have going right now so that once we find out the genders, I can really dive into my hopeful days list.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the genders! We are less than 2 weeks away! However, that should really be next week's entry for what I'm looking forward to. So, tonight Cameron and I are decorating for Christmas. Wahoo! I bought HP 7.2 and Michael Buble's Christmas CD this morning and we are busting out the hot cocoa, tree, and decorations tonight! I can't wait! [If you're a Thanksgiving Purist, do not bring your rain to my parade. We decorate early because we go out of town for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas. 2 weeks of Christmas cheer really isn't enough, so if we were staying home for the holidays, we would probably consider holding off until after Turkey Day.]
Milestones: Half Way There! My Dr. said he's sending me running around the block if I make it to 36 weeks, so 18 weeks marks the half way point. I'm still mentally shooting to make it to 38 weeks, but we need to be prepared for anything from 34 weeks on.
Realization of the week: I am not super woman. I need rest. I also need to get up and get ready for the day otherwise I feel like a bum for the next 12 hours. But an afternoon nap can be game-changing. Also, these babes have completely taken over my body. I am merely "along for the ride," as my mom says. I couldn't be happier though. :) I hope they're nice and cozy for the next 4-5 months!

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