Bump Date #2 – 18 Weeks

It sort of feels like we have been inching our ways towards each Friday in order to check another week off the countdown. Maybe it’s going really slow because we found out super early (4.5 weeks) or because I was so sick? Who knows, maybe by the third trimester it will seem like it’s going faster?


How far along: 18 weeks! It was a busy week for the bump 😀 

Due Date: May 25th

Baby is the size of: Sweet potato

Gender: GIRL!

Name: She officially has a name and we are telling our families over Christmas. I am especially excited because this name holds so much meaning to us. Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to name my daughter Madison. But because of that strong love for the name since I was 7 years old, every baby doll, imaginary friend, etc. was named Madison. That made me feel like the name wouldn’t be her own, but that of the stories I remembered from when I was little. The name we have decided on is one that we both love and can’t wait to call our little girl. We will be announcing it soon!

Symptoms: Heartburn is still going strong, lots of “growing pains” including my ribs moving which made me think I was having a heart attack.

Movement: I am feeling kicks! Can’t wait to be able to feel from the outside

Cravings/Aversions: Still no asian for me, but I have been enjoying cheeseburgers and fries all of the time!

Missing anything: Champagne and Blue Moon!

Sleep: Pretty good as long as I am taking my medicine

Mood: Sometimes I feel moody for no reason, I will be perfectly fine and then mad at the world. It doesn’t last long but it’s really weird, I am not a fan. Other than that I am happy, constantly thinking that I am so blessed to be able to do this!

Maternity Clothes: yep! I did manage to wear a regular dress on Christmas, but only because I bought it a size too big. Leggings and maternity shirts I wear fairly often, they are more comfortable!

Doctors appointment? Everything looks good and she is a mover! Her heartbeat was 145, but it took a bit to find because all we heard was her moving around.

Nursery: I have so many ideas! Once our floors are done we will start making steps towards getting it together.



Best moment this week: Absolutely feeling her kick and finalizing her name! Also, celebrating Christmas and thinking about how much fun we are going to be having this time next year. 

Looking forward to: Can I say everything? Because seriously, EVERYTHING! Especially the holidays and matching PJs  
Husband is: Amazing, I can’t say enough about how helpful he is. Although he has been encouraging me to do more and all I can think about is sleep.

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