I’m 18 weeks today… almost to that halfway point (only two more weeks)! Baby is about 5.5 inches long, 7 ounces, and the size of a bell pepper.
I am still anxiously awaiting feeling the baby’s movements, though I know it could still be a few more weeks. It doesn’t help that I still had some fat on my stomach leftover from my weight loss adventure, so that’s probably preventing me from feeling it early too. 😛 Oh well… in due time!
We have our 18 week appointment tomorrow which I’m looking forward to. It’s always reassuring to go to these appointments and hear the baby’s heartbeat. My last one was at 14 weeks and it seems so long ago, so I will definitely feel much better after tomorrow.
I’ve been feeling pretty good the last few days! Everyone kept saying that the second trimester was the best and easiest, and I am finally starting to feel that! What a relief. I did start having some pelvic pain/aches so I was panicking about that this weekend. I ended up calling the on-call doctor who said it just sounds like normal round ligament pain from the baby’s growth which is stretching everything. I’ve also been getting short on breath very easily. Pregnancy is weird, but I do feel pretty good at the moment except for these minor complaints.
Yesterday, one of my coworkers said I finally look pregnant – haha! See, I usually wear the maternity pants with panels which really helps smooth and flatten the belly area and yesterday I didn’t. I never wear the paneled pants in these pictures because I want to see the full belly growth, but usually my belly looks smaller than my bumpdate photos.
Jerry and I threw a TON of boy names back and forth last night, trying to find a compromise. I didn’t want the name he really wanted (Aiden), and he didn’t want the name I really wanted (Declan), so we have been trying so hard to find one that we both really like. We were finally able to come up with a list of about 5-6 boy names last night that we both could agree on. As I said before, our girl name is already set, but if it’s a boy, we’ll still have to decide. At least we have a small list to work with now though. He tends to like really common, popular names while I lean towards the more unique and less common. I want my child to have a real, non made-up name of course, but one that isn’t super popular. He just thinks my choices are weird.
Two more weeks until the big gender reveal! I am counting down the days, minutes, and seconds. I can’t believe the day is ALMOST finally here until we find out what our little one is. We are also looking forward to having a small gender reveal party for our family and friends. We think we’re going to do the colored balloons in a box.
My questions this week for you mamas and mamas-to-be… did you find out the gender, and if so, did you do anything special for the gender reveal? How easy/difficult was it for you to come up with baby names?