Friday, June 6, 2008

Would You Care for a Pepper?

Today marks 18 weeks! I cannot believe how fast this second trimester is going. Not to mention how much more quickly I'm growing compared to the first trimester!

This week Wasabi is 5 and 1/2 inches from crown to rump (at least that's what my books say). Which puts baby G around the size of a bell pepper and weighing in at 7 ounces. Wasabi is getting a good workout, learning to move his/her arms and legs all over!

In mommy news, I'm suppose to be feeling all of this exercise the baby is doing but so far I haven't felt anything. It happens at different times for different women, but I'm hoping it's soon. I can't wait to feel my baby moving inside of me. I've also been instructed that I am no longer allowed to sleep on my back, something about lack of blood flow and oxygen to the baby. This has been a hard adjustment for me, which translates to restless nights and little sleep. My sciatic pain continues to get worse, which we were expecting but I've also added to that regular back pain. Last week it was mostly in my lumbar but now it's radiating up to my shoulders.

Another new experience for me is my lack of balance. My doctor warned me that my ligaments in my joints would start to stretch but I didn't realize how soon it would happen. I've been tripping over my own feet all the time and bumping into things that have never been a problem before. It's leading to lots of bumps and bruises!

My most exciting news is that I found a bathing suit that I actually feel comfortable in! Okay so it's not HUGE news or anything, but it's a big deal to me, as I've been looking for one for a long time (18 weeks)! After our trip to Minnesota, I knew that I couldn't just get awy with wearing a regular tankini anymore! So my mom and I went shopping and found one, at Marshalls of all places.

Nothing else too exciting to report. Our big ultrasound is only 14 days away! What do you think we're having? My dreams have been half and half and my intuition changes daily! We'll know soon!

Until next time...


Racine said...

Hey hope you don't mind my should deffinitely invest in a body pillow! I just bought one myself and it has made a world of difference...your sciatic nerve will thank you :-)

Racine said...

Wow you're way more on the ball than I was then, hehe. Good for you! I know, it's really starting to drag now, I'm getting so anxious!

Keri said...

I love how you're calling the baby "Wasabi." Cute!!

~Kasa from The Nest