How Far Along: 18 weeks
Size of Babies: the babies are the size of small sweet potatoes
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Not sure. Mark took the scales and hid them from me. I was becoming a little OCD about weighing. I go back to the doctor February 8th, so I'll know then. I'm thinking a LOT!!
Maternity Clothes: Loving them! Funny story...I went with a sweet friend to Memphis to buy a "nice" pair of maternity jeans. Found a pair and bought them, but they were way too long. Took them to have them hemmed. No big deal, right? WRONG!! I get home and they are entirely too short. I'm just sick about it because there's really nothing I can do! Oh well, I paid too much to not wear them, so please don't make fun of me when you see me "flooding" in my jeans.
Movement: FINALLY!!! I woke up early Monday morning and I felt what I would describe as little flutters in my stomach. I've been feeling it off and on ever since. I have noticed that whenever I play Coldplay or James Taylor on my ipod that they really get active. I would like to think that my babies already have great taste in music. It's a wonderful feeling!
Sleep: It's okay. I keep waking up so early. I miss the nights of solid 8 hours of sleep, but I do realize that those days are over. :)
What I Miss: energy and caffeine
Cravings: No cravings. I just have the appetite of a truck driver. It's getting worse. When I'm eating breakfast, I'm thinking about what I'm going to have for lunch. I'm really trying to make healthy choices, but it's getting harder. I try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as I can, but I would be lying if I didn't add that I'm also eating lots of junk, too! Ugh!
Symptoms: My hair is OUT OF CONTROL!! I have always had thick hair, but pregnancy has taken it to a new level. As my beautician described it, "it's like a dense mass!" I've gotten it thinned, switched to cheap shampoo to flatten it, and I'm using my flat iron religiously! Nothing seems to tame this mane! So, other than Texas hair, I really can't complain!
Best Moment of the Week: Sharing with our friends that we're having a little boy and a little girl! We're still trying to narrow down our names.