There’s no hiding my baby bump this week!
I think I’ve finally popped? Popped-ish?
Egg sandwiches, toasted English muffins with nut butter, smoothies, green juice, fresh fruit (especially clementines and pineapple), yogurt, ketchup on everything, white wine. (Side note: I tried alcohol-free wine. Eh. Not a fan. However, alcohol-free champagne + orange juice tastes just like a real mimosa!)
Same as before, but no new ones. Thank goodness!
Frequent urination: I’m still a peeing machine, but I’m also drinking a lot more water now, especially compared to my first trimester when drinking a lot of liquids made my stomach queezy. I’m also really thirsty lately, so I am making a conscious effort to drink up.
Morning sickness: Almost completely gone! Late at night, I still don’t feel great, but I am almost back to my old self during the day.
Itchiness: I am still a little itchy, but better. I bought some Belli Elasticity Belly Oil to help with stretch marks (just in case) and the oil seems to help with the itchiness too.
Restless sleep: I am still waking up between 3:00 – 4:00 every morning, but now I can’t fall asleep. My brain just won’t shut off. The pink elephant trick works most of the time, but I still let my mind wander for too long. Maybe I am more stressed out than I realize?
Weight gain: 20 pounds! I’m still ahead of the typical weight gain, but, again, my doctor is not concerned. And Baby Haupert is ahead of the game too and measuring a whole week ahead! I wonder if that means that I’m 19 weeks? There was some confusion in the beginning as to when I officially conceived. I dunno, but Mal would be pumped about a May baby!
Last week was especially exciting because Mal and I got to see Baby Haupert during my 18-week ultrasound.
Check out those little feet! OMG, so cute.
During the 18-week ultrasound, you usually have the option of finding out the sex of the baby. Before I got pregnant, Mal and I were all about being surprised and waiting to find out until he or she was born. Well, as soon as we had a bun in the oven, we wanted to know immediately, so, of course, we opted to find out.
And we’re having a”¦
We couldn’t be more thrilled about Baby BOY Haupert! Now, I really have to learn to love football!