Pregnancy Notes: And The Bump Appears…

Diary of A Pregnant Mama’s Journey the 4th Time Around

Oh the sweet joys of pregnancy.  The nausea is over and I’m no longer just really bloated.  Believe it or not I am officially 18 weeks along today.  What does that mean?  I can feel the baby moving.  Nothing super intense.  It feels more like little flutters and gentle movements.  The little bundle looks something like this.

    The arms and legs begin to punch and kick.
    The fingernails are well formed.
    The unborn child can suck its thumb.
    Taste buds are present.
    Male or female gender is evident.
    A protective waxy coating is present on the skin.
    The length is about 5 to 6 inches.

     I finally actually have a baby bump.  Twelve weeks ago I looked like this.

    and NOW…
    There is definitely a difference.  I officially can no longer fit into my regular clothes.  Maternity clothes here I come.  I really don’t mind it though.  My maternity clothes are so comfortable and still have a stylish flare.  Liz Lange Maternity at Target and GAP Maternity have some pretty great clothes.  
    I see my midwife tomorrow and I get to schedule the BIG sonogram.  I am very much looking forward to seeing the baby again and knowing he/she is growing well and is healthy.  If you’re wondering whether or not we will find out if this little bundle of joy is a boy or girl, the answer is a big fat NO!  I am a little anxious to find out but the hubby doesn’t want to know.  He likes surprises and in the end I don’t care if it’s a boy or girl.  I just want a happy healthy baby.  I have agreed with a little resistance to leave the gender a surprise.    
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    2 Responses to Pregnancy Notes: And The Bump Appears…

    1. Maegan says:

      I am glad that you are feeling good. Your bump is too cute!

    2. SongBird says:

      Congratulations Nicole!!! How super exciting…and of course, I am truly sad i won't be her/his nurse. 😦

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