What a week! Our family got hit hard with the stomach flu (sans mom, phew, and because who else is gonna take care of everybody??). Fortunately we are on the mend, but our dryer literally went kaput from me forcing it to do laundry for 6 days straight (so much poo…sorry, tmi).
The hubs also just got back from work travel, and was able to take some time off to go with me to our big 18 week anatomy scan/ultrasound. This appointment is always the most anticipated because the baby actually looks less like skeletor, and more like an actual baby. Plus, they send you home with those cool 3D ultrasound pics. Ok, I’ll admit, they pretty much look like a big glob of clay. But at least my babies like to strike a pose for the camera – Garrett and little miss both had their arms back behind their heads like “just chillaxin.”
Since people are always so curious to hear how this pregnancy is going, I’ve compiled a fun “bump update” below 🙂 Also, I’ve gotten so many compliments on this Old Navy yellow floral dress since I bought it. It’s not maternity, and it’s sold out online (I’ve linked to a few similar below). You should still be able to score it in stores – and it’s only $38!
18 Week Bump Update:
How do I feel?
I’ve actually been feeling great. I’ve had very little nausea and just recently dealing with pregnancy congestion – or that could just be the ten thousand pounds of pollen being dumped on us in Houston right now.
Any weird cravings?
Hmm, not really weird so much as total cliche – I am obsessed with these HEB dill pickles. Oh yeah, and let’s just say – the fact that I’m in the land of Blue Bell is a godsend this time around. To all my out-of-TX followers, I take pity on you that you will never taste the sweet, sweet goodness that is Blue Bell ice cream.
Have you told Garrett yet?
If by “told” you mean “confessed when we were put on the spot at our local fro-yo joint” – then yes, we told him. The kid is too smart for his own good, so we were pretty silly for thinking he hadn’t picked up on what literally everyone was talking about around him. He’s so excited and keeps saying “hi baby” to my belly, and when we ask him what we should name his baby sister, he says “Gary” or “Giggett” – which the latter happens to be what we used to call him when he couldn’t say his own name. Um, maybe not, big guy.
What has been your go-to maternity wardrobe?
In the beginning, (and who are we kidding, pretty much every other day still), I do a combo of black leggings and long cotton tees. My favorite leggings and jeans are actually from Target. I stocked up on some cute tops from Old Navy, and dresses from H&M/ASOS. I really try and get the most out of my existing wardrobe, since most of what I wear is pretty lose anyway. And who has the money to buy a whole new closet?? However, I do have some fun brand collabs coming your way soon – so stay tuned for more bump style 🙂
How have you been sleeping?
This is my mom’s favorite question to ask me – I think it’s because she raised me and knows how incredibly valuable I hold my sleep. Like, some people get “hangry.” No, I get “slangry” – sleep deprived Cammeo = angry Cammeo. For the most part, I’ve been sleeping better with my Snoogle pillow I had when I was preggers with Garrett. But like many moms know – your sleep largely depends on whether or not a certain toddler can stay put in his own bed all night 😉
Have you felt the baby kick yet?
I was just telling the doctor at my appointment that I hadn’t really felt any movement yet, which the ultrasound tech was shocked to hear considering baby girl was doing flips and wiggles all over the screen. She warned me that I’d be definitely feeling them soon, and I literally felt my first kicks Friday evening! I don’t know why, but up until you can feel them move – it’s like you don’t fully believe you’re pregnant. Or maybe that’s just me being a paranoid weirdo.
photo cred: Marlo Carroll Photography
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