I’m officially 18 weeks today! According to the two different apps I check, I’m either incubating a sweet potato or a tall frappuccino – neither of which I’m a huge fan of. Let’s just call it a 12oz Iced Coffee from Wawa, okay? It can be decaf. Whatever.
So far I haven’t felt any movements at all, and I know that’s totally normal and I will be soon, it’s just one of the things I’m really excited for and looking forward to. I’m sure that when I’m 30+ weeks with an elbow in my ribcage I’l regret this, but I’m just so anxious to feel flutters and kicks. Despite the lack of movement, sleeping is already getting really difficult. Mostly that’s because I sleep on my stomach most of the time, and I’m at the point where it’s not really an option anymore. It’s also partially because between drinking 1.5 liters of water a day and a growing uterus, I get to wake up every two hours! Isn’t that fun. Granted, my skin is LOVING the extra hydration, so there are perks…
Nothing else too exciting is going on here, but I do have my anatomy scan coming up next week. I STILL don’t know if I’ll be finding out the gender yet, I’m so torn. It’ll probably be a snap decision I make when the ultrasound tech asks me, honestly. I just can’t decide if I want the surprise now or at the end of the journey. (Hey since you can leave comments now that I’m not using tumblr anymore.. what do you think? REASONS FOR BOTH PLS).
Mostly I’m just really excited to see the baby again, because TriCare only covers two (TWO!) visual ultrasounds throughout the entire time, a dating scan around 8ish weeks, and an anatomy scan around 20. Isn’t that cute. Because of that, we’re considering getting a 4D ultrasound, around the 30ish week point. If we do that, I’ll definitely be updating you all on that. (I hear I get a DVD. Like, a movie of a baby in my womb. The future is weird, y’all.)
Also, I had my first Creepy Encounter With a Person Because I’m Pregnant™ today! At work, a grandfather with his wife & two youngish grandchildren were painting, and the man (silently) stopped me by holding up his hand, and motioned for me to turn. Thinking he was trying to read my shirt, I obliged. I was wrong. He sort of looked me up and down really creepily and was like “oh ho ho looks like someone is bringing their own here soon.” Yes, thank you old man. I will definitely be shortly (five months from now…) bringing my newborn into a painting studio. Absolutely. Also, please don’t look at me or anyone else like that. Although, this was a man I later had to tell that “toxic” and “edible” were not the same thing when he ate some Elmer’s Glue to prove to me it was safe, so I guess I shouldn’t take this one personally.
Anyway, here’s my 18 week Bump!
I’m still having no problem at all wearing my lovely and ever growing maxi skirt collection, which is nice because they’re what I prefer to wear year ’round. Shirts are… difficult, and most of my nice summer dresses have magically become nice summer tank tops that I can wear with shorts, but my good ol’ maxi skirts are standing by me.
Besides that… I’m still trying to decide if I only want to post weekly updates or if I’ll be updating more/less frequently than that, I’ll figure it out. Thanks for reading, friends 😀
PS: Yesterday I made these Red White and Blue Berries for a youtube video (because that’s a thing I do, if you didn’t know), and if you think for ONE SECOND that I didn’t make all of those, and then dump the remaining sprinkles into the remaining melted chocolate, you have clearly never met a pregnant lady.