These weeks are just flying by – how did I get to 18 already?! I feel more and more pregnant every day. I’m out of breath after walking up the stairs at work (I was huffin and puffin a little before but now it feels like I ran a marathon once I get to the third floor). Smells are driving me insane…like the leftover minestrone soup I just had. It tastes good but the smell makes me queasy. And I’m filling my maternity shirts out more. I felt like I did an abs workout the other day (which I definitely did not!), so I’m assuming I’m going to really pop any day now.
On another note, I ordered some more books from Amazon.com relating to pregnancy/baby, so I’m slowly reading through them. The one I love the most so far is The Pregnancy Countdown Book. I’ve caught myself up to Week 18, so I can’t review the entire book yet but so far it’s great. First, I LOVE countdowns. Second, this book is FUNNY. It’s down to earth, includes some medical info but keeps it short and to the point, and includes real-mom advice. The part that has struck me the most so far is the fact that you’re always “waiting” during your pregnancy. Waiting for the first positive pregnancy test, waiting for the first appointment, waiting to hear the first heartbeat, see the first ultrasound, feel the first kick, etc, etc. It’s so true! It’s not a long book - I actually wish each “chapter” contained some more info.
18 Week Pic:
What I wore to work…maternity dress from Motherhood Maternity Outlet ($19 on sale), maternity leggings from Old Navy