How far along? 18w1d. I forgot to post my 17 week bumpdate but I'm doing this one on time so that counts for something, right?
Due date: August 30th, 2014
Baby is the size of a... bell pepper!
Baby's development of the week: Per Babycenter: His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now.
Maternity clothes? Definitely all maternity bottoms, even leggings, and a mixture of shirts. Long enough regular shirts still work but I'm more and more in maternity shirts these days.
Sleep: I had my energy back for a little bit but now I can't get enough sleep. I wake up at least 2 times per night to pee and it's my husband's busy time at work so I have a hard time falling asleep when he's not home. I attribute these to my sleep woes.
Best moment this week: We scheduled our anatomy scan! April 14th at 9:00 a.m. and I can't wait!
Food cravings: I've finally started getting some cravings -- mostly for salty things, like fries and ketchup. I can't get enough salt all of the sudden, which I'm trying to ignore because it's not the best craving.
Food aversions: Aversion is a strong word, but sweets don't appeal to me at all this pregnancy. With Ethan, I couldn't get enough chocolate or candy or ice cream but none of that seems that good right now. It's sort of bizarre.
Baby's Sex: I'm still guessing girl, my husband is still guessing boy (and so is Ethan, at least as of today).
Baby's Name: Is still a secret!
And for fun, here's 18 weeks with Ethan:
My tummy is way bigger and pointier now than with Ethan but I've weirdly gained a lot less weight this pregnancy than with my last. (Probably because now I get to chase around a toddler.)