Week 18-Where’s my bump?

Week 18 and still feeling quite chipper

How far along| 18 weeks and 2 days.
Baby’s Size| My baby is officially the length of a bell pepper. The cutest little bell pepper ever.
Weight Gain| Minus 4 pounds since I found out I was pregnant. I keep gaining and losing the same 1-2 pounds.
Sleep| Still meh. I have started sleeping through the night but I do wake up to toss and turn a lot. I just can’t get comfortable. I am considering investing in a maternity pillow. Trying regular pillows for now.
Clothes| Some clothes are snug around the bust and middle section but otherwise I can wear most of my clothes except for a few skirts and pants. Sporting maternity jeans in the photos.

Shouldn’t I have a bump by now?

Cravings| I would love some tea cakes or Mallomars. I blame it on watching the TV show, Great British Bake Off.
Food Aversions| Leftovers. Blergh.
Symptoms| Growing pains. I know Chexie is growing when my lower back starts hurting. And boy has it been hurting these past few days. Chexie is due to double in size between week 16 and 20.
Movement| During a scan I had yesterday they measured Chexie’s hand and it’s 1cm across. Can you imagine?! Chexie is still so tiny. But definitely quite powerful. S/he has gotten quite active. I think s/he will be quite the dancer.

A little something, something

Belly Button| Inside.
Gender| For a while I thought it was a definitely boy. But now I am wondering if it’s a girl. I blame a dream I had with the sweetest wee baby girl in it. But funny enough I still use male pronouns when referring to it.
Highlight of the Week| Being told this pregnancy is going A-Okay.
What I miss| Big cups of coffee. Although I still drink coffee here and there, it doesn’t compare to the 2 to 3 cups I was having a day. Coffee makes me happy and keeps me warm.

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This week I officially started getting together all the supplies to start making baby stuff. I’ve been in a sort of a dream world, thinking I had all the time in the world. In actuality I am almost half way through my pregnancy and haven’t made baby a thing. I guess I wanted assurance from the midwives and doctors that things were going well before diving into making mode. So far I have bought fabric for Chexie’s quilt, toweling for bibs, and snaps for onesies/baby-grows. I’m hoping to crank the onesies, booties and bibs in a week or so. Just one long assembly line.

As for the quilt…I just can’t decide on what I’d like it to look like. It has to be easy and stress-free. Here are some of my inspirations.

Well that’s all for now. Looking forward to possible sharing some things I’ve made soon. Hope those fabrics get here soon.

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Week 17 ( A few days late)

I have to admit, I would see a lot of pregnancy blogs feature a pregnancy survey and totally roll my eyes. But now that I’m pregnant, I can’t help but want to play along. I want to remember all the little things. Besides, it will hold me accountable to taking those bump pics. Also, I’ve been keeping notes for myself but figured since now I have a baby blog I might as well write some of my pregnancy details here. But no fear, I won’t be discussing any grim bits here.  I hope.

On this day I was 16 weeks and 5 days. Close enough to 17, I say.

How far along | 17 weeks and 3 days

Baby’s Size | Last week it was an avocado. This week? No fruit to compare it to. Although it weighs as much as a turnip.

Weight Gain | Minus 3 pounds from when I first got the pregnancy news.

Sleep |
Ugh. I’d love some. I was sleeping poorly for a few weeks. Then I wasn’t. But now for the last week or so I’ve been waking and staying up for a couple of hours. Usually falling asleep when the sun rises.

Clothes | I can still fit into most of my clothes, just not comfortably. Skirts are my go-to these days. And dresses.

Cravings | I had the biggest hankering for Starbursts. Finally got some and they were amazing. I’m not one for candy. I prefer chocolate. The Starbursts want took me by surprise. I also craved freshly baked bread. So I made some. Next week I might try bagels.

Time for lunch.


Food Aversions |
I lost my appetite during the first trimester and it’s slowing coming back. I have good days and I have bad days. I guess the best part of not having an appetite is that I am eating 3 solid meals a day without the usual horrible pre-pregnancy snacking in between.

Symptoms | growing pains: achy belly and back here and there.

Movement | On September 17th I finally felt some movement. I was very excited but unsure since, hell, it could’ve been gas (Oops, sorry. Promise I won’t get grosser than flatulence). But the movements I’ve felt since then have been quite similar. As of now I only feel it if I am resting my hands on my belly.

Belly Button | Innie. I suspect it’ll stay that way. Just a hunch.

Gender | We won’t find out for another 3 weeks. Can’t come soon enough!

Highlight of the Week | Feeling the baby move here there has been the best part of this pregnancy so far. And the readings.

What I miss | Soft cooked eggs. The one thing I’d love to eat is a yummy runny egg on toast.