So, I’m just using the same questionnaire I used for Ellis. Sorry, Asher, that I didn’t do this with you. Middle-child problems.
Due Date: October 15th
How far along? 18 Weeks
Baby is the size of: a bell pepper. (I’m assuming this is the same)
Total weight gain/loss: Up 20 lbs. You must go read my 18 week update with Ellis, so we can both hate first-pregnancy Bethany together.
Belly Bump: I think my belly is currently the size it was when I was 30 weeks with Ellis. Again, hating on old/young Bethany right now. Belly button popped out a while ago, but no Linea Nigra yet.
Gender: It’s a… nother boy!
Sleep: Thanks to two beautiful children, I usually pass out soon after they are in bed. I want to stay up later and get things done, but if I stop moving, I don’t start again. Because I put Ellis to bed, I’m sitting there reading and singing to her and usually snuggling with her, and then there’s just no hope for me to get a blast of energy again. I’m done.
Best moment this week: So many good things this week. Ellis finished PK3 and had her end of year program. Our church had Parents’ Night Out where we got a few hours of free babysitting, and yesterday I finally cashed in my Ponte Vedra Spa gift card and spent the day at the spa.
Movement: Little kicks and flutters.
Symptoms: Is laziness a symptom? No, probably not. I have more aches and pains and get winded on the stairs more easily when I don’t work out, so I try to get to the gym at least a couple days a week. Oh, and gas. So much gas.
Cravings: Food in general. I still want all the carbs and sugar, but I am trying to redirect myself and choose salads and healthier options, but it’s a struggle.
What I miss: Wine. I miss wine. And my pre-baby body. The one where I didn’t pee my pants every time I sneezed.
What I am looking forward to: Setting sail on a cruise next weekend for my girlfriend’s wedding!
Next appointment: June 16th I have two appointments scheduled – ROC and my regular OB.
Names: Travase has conceded to my choice. I did persuade him by giving him the middle name – one that he’s been wanting to use since before we knew Ellis’s gender. Also, he got to name Asher, so it was my turn.