Monday, November 28, 2011

18w0d

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)

Total Weight Loss/Gain: I'm up around 12 pounds from the date of my dIUI. I'm right on schedule, which is reassuring.

Maternity Clothes: Yup. 100%. Love the pants.

Stretch marks: none yet.

Sleep: Trying to learn to sleep on my left side. My left shoulder hurts, so it makes it hard. I seem to wake at 3:30 a.m. just because. 
Movement: Fluttering. Some movement feels like gas.

Cravings/Aversions: 2nd trimester is awesome. I can eat anything I want (minus the raw fish, etc.). Half of the amount I could eat before, mind you. I get full really fast.

Gender: It's a Girl!

Symptoms: 2nd trimester is the best. No nausea, more energy. Still mobile.

What I miss: Nothing!  
 
What I look forward to: Getting the nursery together. 20 week anatomy scan.

Moods: Very, very happy and excited. I'm still a bit reactive, but I feel so good that the mood usually passes quickly.

Milestones:  17 week scan went well.

Medical concerns: None. Actually, there's a mole on my belly I need to have looked at. I have a dermatology appointment in Jan. Need to call to see if they can see me before.

Sex?: Mr. Jem is still very hesitant to engage in any type of activity, but a girl's got needs...!

Misc:  Love my prenatal doppler. Brought it to Thanksgiving so my aunt and uncle could hear the heartbeat.
~Jem

11 comments:

Kayla said...

I can't believe people would be ridiculous enough to skip pregnancy posts. As much as I wish it were me, I'm always sooo excited for my pregnant Blogger friends. :)

Get that mole checked, asap. I had skin cancer and instantly because worried when someone mentions a change in skin.

<3 to you.

Poppet said...

Glad to hear all is well with you. xo

Kristina said...

Thanks for the update. I love pregnancy reports! Everything sounds great and normal - funny about you "having needs" and Mr. Jem being nervous. I'd be a little nervous if I were him too, but I've heard 2nd trimester can be a "sexy feeling" trimester. :)

S said...

Wow, 18 weeks already. Time flies!

Glad to hear you are feeling well. (I'll admit, I'm a little envious, LOL.)

Sooz said...

You know, that's funny, I also just found a mole on my back...I wonder if it's pregnancy related? I'm so glad that you're enjoying the second trimester. I have to agree that it is much better than the first!

Allison said...

WOOT WOOT for a great update!! :)

eggsinarow said...

18 Weeks! That's amazing! Congrats!

Happy ICLW. :)

amiracle4us said...

Congrats hun!!

Kristen {www.buckupbuttercup.net} said...

Glad all is well and you're enjoying the second trimester. And good to get the mole checked, but I'm 21 weeks and have had all sorts of new/bigger moles etc...apparently it's pregnancy related and pretty normal (according to my OB).

JNS said...

So exciting! Two things:

1) My OB told me just sleep on your side, left or right, and that's what I did (had perfectly healthy baby at age 39). Get one of the pregnancy pillows . . . they help!

2) My DH and I had sex the whole time . . . as long as you have no complications it's fine. In fact we did it the day I was induced (nine days late) to try to bring on contractions (no dice, sadly).

Good luck!

slowmamma said...

Almost halfway! I agree on the body pillows. They are great. And the sex? As long as there are no cervical issues, there are no limits. So enjoy!