bumpgate, week 18

These posts. Not exactly sure how I feel about them... but I do want to remember what is most likely my last time on this ride.... and so yes. I think I shall.

So. I am 18 weeks. This is what I look like if I turn to the side. It's quite pretty isn't it? I guess my body is just like oh here we are again I might as well just let it all hang out. No use holding on to any false pretense of having core strength. Yes. And I like to match my dining room walls.

Boy/girl, girl/boy| We will learn of the gender in the beginning of August and I am only counting down the days, not the hours. I'm not really rooting for any gender in particular (so long as there is one) because there are perks to both. Matt is rooting for the male and rooting hard. 

The icks| Mostly all gone the way of the Walkman. The heartburn is hanging out for the long haul so we are thinking we will have another hairy baby like little Miss Letty. She was a monkey that one. I'm having some icks when it comes to the prenatal vitamins but we are working those kinks out just fine. Also anytime the oven is on the smell makes me have to leave the room. 

The LB's| People share this I suppose? I always find it most annoying because, really? 40 weeks and you've gained 9 pounds? Humph. To date I've gained 2.5. Which! Sounds like nothing. Just know I had a lot to start out with. And I work out every single day without fail. I chase around two kids all day. I didn't feel good for a long time (woohoo!) and finally, when wine consumption goes down so does caloric intake. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The eats| We all know I have a thing for cereal with fresh fruit. And vanilla milkshakes. And vanilla wafers. You know, all the basic food groups. Also I'm pretty darn close to being a vegetarian. Or a beef only eater. I don't hate it.

The movings around happening on the inside| It is finally happening. I felt a tickle very early (14 weeks) that I most certainly decided was in fact a baby and not something other but only recently has it been more consistent and in my mind, official. Feeling the movement is one of my most favorite things about being pregnant. I especially love when I can see the movement. So there is that to look forward to.

On the nesting front| I have a problem when my hormones start to go a bit wacky where I want to buy things. Lots of things. Since I have two people I tow around everywhere this is mostly virtual shopping. If I need a quick fix I fill up a shopping cart online at Target or Forever 21 or Amazon and then I delete it all. I need therapy (retail therapy booya!). Right now I am still full on into making my house look like a Pottery Barn catalog. My mother has been letting me "shop" in her house and that has  been most effective. Once the gender is known I'll start scouring the interwebs for nursery stuff and filling up all kinds of fun carts.

And here is Letty's photography addition to this post:

I love love love being pregnant (most ardently). All of it - minus the absence of wine of course. In my mind I think I have pretty easy pregnancies and hormones and such but Matt may tell a different tale.... To be continued. Wink.

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