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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  • Reply Heather Hammel

    It definitely goes by slower when you know earlier. I found out at 4 weeks this time. The third trimester definitely goes by quicker. Can’t wait to see what you name her!

    December 29, 2017 at 7:07 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      We are taking a baby moon right at the beginning of the third trimester, so I think the anticipation of that is also causing it to seem forever away 🙂

      December 31, 2017 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Jen

    I definitely think the earlier you find out the slower it goes. I had the same problem, it felt like pregnancy dragged on haha.

    December 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Now I wish I could have waited a little longer to find out, can’t believe I am only at 19 weeks!

      December 31, 2017 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Annie

    Can’t wait to hear the official name! And so happy that you and baby are healthy and you are getting to feel her kicks. So glad that you are powering through this. You are already proving to be one of the strongest people I know. You’re going to be an amazing mama and I can’t wait to be here cheering you on every step of the way!

    December 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I ordered a few things with her name on them, so as soon as they arrive I’ll be sharing! But ya know bffs can always get the scoop early haha. I honestly had no idea how hard pregnancy could be- all you hear about it the fun side of it with minimal pains. This has been intense but will be the most rewarding thing ever! <3 love you!

      December 31, 2017 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Megan

    Love love love the bumpdates! Eeeeekk can’t wait to hear her official name and start calling her that! I’m so happy to hear that you are feeling better and although there are other weird things happening (growing a human being is hard!) I’m glad that you aren’t as sick! I am so so excited for you and can’t wait to see you as a Mama <3 xoxo

    December 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm
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