Monday, February 28, 2011

Bumpdate: 18 weeks

Triple Bumpdate!

This was taken yesterday, on vacation in Flagstaff with Han and An, and yup, we are all pregnant together. It's so fun being pregnant with my closest friends.
My baby bump turned 18 weeks today; Han is 20 weeks along, and An is 29 weeks along.

And here's what my baby belly looks like as a snowman belly.

At 18 weeks, I am feeling energetic throughout the day, as long as I can sneak in a nap. By the end of the day I am pretty wiped out, but I do have occasional days where I am energetic even into the evening. I get indigestion if I don't eat often enough, or if I eat something weird (especially most fast food). I am very aware of my uterus, especially after I eat lunch - the belly definitely grows and gets harder to move and work around. I have been feeling the baby move for a couple of weeks now, just little wiggles, nothing you can see or feel from the outside quite yet. I love feeling those little wiggles and being reminded of the new life inside of me, the new member of our family. I am so curious about whether this baby is a boy or girl, what our family will look like in 5 more months, and how BB will respond to this new little person. I'm excited to finish media/toy unit so that we can start preparing the nursery. Right now there is so much unknown - we don't know whether baby is a boy or girl (and we even wonder if it could be twins (!!!!) since we haven't had an ultrasound yet!), we don't know what our childcare arrangement or my work situation will be after baby is born, we don't know how BB will handle all of these changes, and we have no idea what it will be like to take care of two kids rather than one. I am very blessed that J is an active and involved father, and there's a strong possibility that J will be teaching a class at the U of A next year in addition to his normal job, which will inevitably change the current balance in our parenting. I am trying to just take things step by step and not worry about every detail before it's time, and I have been mostly successful (which is unlike me), but it's all still swirling around in the back of my mind.

And that's what I'm thinking and feeling 18 weeks along with this precious new person.


  1. How exciting that you and your 2 friends are all pregnant together!

  2. Awwww, so cute and I love hearing what's going on in your head right now! With number 3, I often forget I'm pregnant chasing the boys around :). Can't wait to hear how your ultrasound goes!