Letters to a daughter from her parents, starting from before she was born

Friday, August 23, 2013

18 week journal (and a non-selfie picture!)

Hey baby!
You're starting to get big in there!  I realized the other day that we're aaaalmost to the half way point.  Crazy how far we've come!  Next week is the big...reveal! What are you? A boy...a girl...or a puppy? Really, I think a puppy would be rad, but I'd rather a baby.  

This party should be awesome fun especially if we can get organized in time. Anyone want to come help move furniture?  

How Far Along: 18 weeks

Size of baby: Sweet potato Average size: 5.6 inches, 6.7 oz
Okay SWEET POTATO? Sweet potatoes can be HUGE.  This is a ridiculous comparison....the one in this picture looks anemic and shriveled though.  
I'd prefer a baby over a sweet potato...just sayin'.
picture courtesy of thebump.com 

Gender: 6 days until we find out!!

Movement:  Maybe little bubbles, but nothing really definitive

How I'm Changing: I'm getting fatter...does that count? The belly is definitely growing.   

Total Weight Gain/Loss: No idea, but I'm feeling rather tubby, so I think we're doing well.  

Maternity Clothes: Ugh I need more.  I have like one 'nice' outfit. 

How I'm Feeling: A little overwhelmed with feeling like my ENTIRE HOUSE needs to be moved around, but I'm not as cripplingly tired as I have been.  

Sleep: I actually slept for 6 hours straight last night...that was lovely. This isn't my sleep, but Newton has slept a lot of time on me lately. I wonder if he's just sad that Molly moved out and he can't rub on all her stuff.  He's obsessed with the afghan my aunt made me when I was little, and would spend all day on it, on me, curled up against my baby belly. I think I'm his portable heat pad. Poor kid only has 22 weeks of being king of the castle left, so he can sleep where ever the heck he wants! 

What I miss: My house being clean

What I'm Eating: umm..anything not nailed down.

Cravings: Meh...I generally just want what I see or think about, but nothing crazy unless you count my eating goldfish and gummies together.  I like sweet and sour together.  Yesterday I had banana chips and goldfish together. 

Best Moment this week: This is a hard one. I had lots of fun making a journal with my friend, and having her take my picture. I'm also really excited about our upcoming party, but got very overwhelmed yesterday with the idea of getting everything done in person.  


  1. Looking good!!! So happy for you :)

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    1. you should have seen the other picture of me...I was making a crazyyyy silly face!

  3. You look so lovely. You have this glow that makes you look surine. I am so looking forward to knowing which one of us, your mom or me, is right about the sex of your young one.

  4. Our baby is *not* shiveled and anemic, damn it :P