Enjoy my bump update at 18 weeks pregnant.
How far along: 18 weeks 4 days
Gender: And we might just have a name for our little lady…
Total weight gain: My last appointment confirmed I was up 8lbs this pregnancy, but I swear my hips have grown a layer around them in the last week.
Clothes: My favorite outfit is maternity skinny pants, a tight shirt, and a cardigan. I don’t like how anything that is baggy makes me look fat. While visiting my family in CT for my sister’s wedding shower someone said: “You don’t look 18 weeks pregnant… unless you know what you looked like beforehand. Otherwise, it just kind of like you’re a chubby girl.”
Sleep: If I could just sleep past 5am on the weekends that would be great.
Cravings/Aversions: I pretty much can and want to eat everything I see lately. Hence my eight pound weight gain in one month.
Symptoms: At 18 weeks pregnant, my tailbone/lower back pain is driving me insane, so I just need to find a prenatal chiropractor. The vaginal varicose vein issue is getting worse – I read that the chiropractor could actually help since mine could be so horrible due to pelvic alignment issues.
Exercise: Flywheel all the way! Lots of stretching every day and tiny exercises whenever I remember (plies, push-ups, etc).
Mood: I am the epitome of pregnancy hormones – crying over nothing and snapping at strangers.
Miss Anything: Not gonna lie – I miss being comfortable in a pair of underwear! Any suggestions on some stretchy undies that don’t cut into my hips?
Best Moment this week: FEELING BABY GIRL! On my 18 week bump date exactly, teeny baby girl H made her presence known when I laid down to get my eyebrows waxed.
Looking forward to: Finding some compressions leggings/tights that I can wear daily. Buying more clothes that I am comfortable in. EASTER CANDY.