Week 18 Bump Update!

2 April 2012

Watch my 18 week pregnancy vlog here!

How far along? 18 weeks!  Okay, I have DEFINITELY popped this week :)  I even had my first stranger ask me when I was due, woo hoo!  (Granted, we were in a baby boutique and she was the store-owner...but still, it was exciting nonetheless!)  
Total weight gain: 9lbs!  I weighed in at 126lbs this morning -- which is up 1lb from last week!  I am still right on track according to this tracker, yay! :)  My measurements are waist: 28" (1" up from last week!) and tummy: 34" (up 1/2" from last week).
Maternity clothes? My friend Sam sent me the most AMAZING gift ever -- a maternity sports bra from Motherhood.  It truly was one of the most thoughtful presents I'd ever received, because my boobs were getting really uncomfortable and I couldn't find any supportive maternity bras at all -- they all seemed so flimsy and saggy, ew!  But this one is fantastic!  It's a sports bra, so it supports both your boobs & back, it has no underwire (which is what I'm used to, but it's not advisable for maternity-wear) however it still lifts and pushes up your bust so that it doesn't look all saggy and gross.  I honestly cried when I tried it on, it was soooo comfortable!  Thank you so much Sam! :)
Stretch marks? None yet!  This week I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula whenever I shower in the morning & Fairhaven Health Dream Belly Butter at night.
Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty well and I can't stress enough how helpful the DreamGenii pillow has gotten!  I absolutely love her, yes she's a girl and I've actually decided to call her Brenda.  Ha ha ha!
Best moment this week: My doctor's appointment -- we got to hear Pancoga's heartbeat!!  It was the sweetest sound ever, I could listen to it all day :)  This was not expected at all, but my doctor is really nice (unlike the ultrasound technician at the hospital :/) and he brought out a Doppler so we could listen to it and told us the heart-rate -- it was 139/140.  I am totally thinking BOY!!  I know the heart-rate thing is just an old wives' tale but my best friend who's also pregnant with a baby girl had a much faster heart-rate!  So...you never know!
Miss anything? No...I honestly don't miss anything and I am really loving the 2nd trimester so far! 
Movement: Still nothing :(  I'm really anxious to feel something soon!  I felt Sina's pups and got really emotional, it was crazy!  I can't wait to meet her babies too :)
Food cravings: I'm going to be really boring again and say...no.  It's weird!  But I don't crave anything.  I'm eating normally, lots of snacks throughout the day and that's about it! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Shrimp!
Gender: We are finding out this week, and I am SO excited!  I hope Pancoga co-operates and it will be easy to see.  My doctor doesn't understand why we want to find out, I don't understand how anyone wouldn't want to!  But I suppose it is very personal for everyone!
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Cramping/stomach pains -- these are still happening every so often, some days are worse than others but I still do try to eat every 3 hours even if I don't want to.  Today I have no stomach ache, phew!  The acne has definitely calmed down and I'm sticking to using minimal products on my face.  Nails & hair are still growing lots!  I think I need a haircut soon :)
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender!  Woo hoo :)  I'm trying to think of a creative way to reveal it after...any ideas are much appreciated! 

Stay Stylish!


  1. omg how cute ;) you will be such a cute mommy!!

  2. You should reveal the gender by baking a cake. Make a white cake mix but put either pink or blue food coloring in it. When you cut into the cake it will reveal the gender! That's what I did :-) you are so cute with your belly!

    Stacey Pfluke

  3. I'm so happy you are enjoying pregnancy so much. Makes me think I might actually be willing to go through it in the future

  4. Have the doctor put the results of the gender in an envelope, and without looking at them, give them to a baker. Have them colour the inside of the cake with the colour of the gender. That way, it is a surprise for you & your family! :)

  5. I know of a couple who had a gender revealing party!! They took an envelope to the doctor had him write the gender on a slip of paper and seal it in the envelope, then they took it to a florist and had her make up a huge box with either blue or pink balloons, then they invited their family and friends over and opened the huge box to release the balloons!


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