18 Weeks

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I thought I was going to be a lot better at updating this so it could be a journal of this pregnancy afterwards, but then I got superstitious and kept waiting until things felt “safer” and then here we are ten weeks later.

We told our families about the pregnancy at 13 weeks, when we saw them on Thanksgiving. We gave both sets of our parents the above boxes with onesies and a photo from our 12 week ultrasound inside. Our parents were shocked – I’m really private (my wife would have told them from the minute we got a positive test), so they had no idea we were even trying to get pregnant. They were also really really excited, and I’m now being smothered with attention and fussing over, which is very sweet, and I think I’m allergic to it. I hate being the center of attention.

I’ve been feeling mostly well – nausea was bad if I didn’t eat the second I got hungry between 8-14 weeks, but that’s mostly subsided now (occasionally it will come back). I’m also A LOT less tired than I was a few weeks ago – between 8-15 weeks I went to bed every night between 7:30-8pm, but am now back to going to sleep between 10-11pm, which is much more typical for me. I’ve been majorly craving carbs, restaurant salads, and fruit (especially oranges) – all other food seems kind of gross, and cheese still seems REALLY gross.

I can’t feel baby moving around at all yet, but my placenta was in front at the 12 week ultrasound so that may explain it. I’ve gained about 10 pounds (which is kind of freaking me out), but there is NO sign of a bump – I just look chubby! My friend who is a couple weeks ahead of me says she just started to feel like she looks pregnant at 20 weeks, so I’m hoping it’s right around the corner.

Our anatomy ultrasound is on Wednesday, and hopefully baby is looking healthy and we should be able to find out the sex. I’m thinking it’s a boy, and have been calling the baby “him,” so am going to be so surprised (but pleased – I’m not thinking boy because I have a preference one way or the other) if it’s a girl. My wife is leaving later on Wednesday evening to go away for two weeks to work on a political campaign and it will be the longest we’ve been apart in the last seven years – I’m dreading it! I’m going to try to update each week, as I know this is likely my only pregnancy and I will want to be able to look back on it later!



2 thoughts on “18 Weeks

  1. Hi there! This is Kristin from More Than Words. I just came across your blog and saw the adorable announcement gift you gave your parents — super cute! I noticed that you follow my blog, so I’m so excited to have found yours! I’ll be sure to add it to my blogroll. 🙂


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