18 Weeks

Hi, y'all! This week was amazing in so many ways....Zach's first Father's Day, seeing my sweet family this weekend, taking long strolls around the lakes near our house, and finishing up Tiny's ducky-themed bathroom (pictures coming soon!). Thank you, Mom, Dad, and Ryrie, for coming down and making our Father's Day weekend so wonderful. Sharing this special time in our lives with the people we love makes us feel incredibly blessed to be bringing a sweet baby into our family. He will surely be loved beyond measure.

To our Baby Boy:
Mommy thanks you immensely for letting morning (and afternoon, and night...) sickness be a thing of the past. We can't believe how much you're beginning to grow and move around in there; you little dancer, you. Daddy and I stay up into the night talking about what color eyes you'll have, what kind of sports you'll like to play, and how we want to give you the world. Oh, and Dad hopes you're not a midget. But don't worry, Mommy will love you regardless. It's hard to believe you'll be here in just over four months! You already have three Santa outfits hanging in your closet just waiting to be worn by your tiny little self. What a perfect holiday season this will be for our new family of three.

How Far Along: 18 weeks, 1 day :)
Baby Size: 5 1/2 inches long, 7 ounces
Total Weight Gain: 2 lbs.
Maternity Clothes? Not yet
Stretch Marks? Nope but keepin' the belly lotioned up just in case!
Sleep: Ohhhhh yes. Better, and more, than I ever remember sleeping before.
Best moment this week: Seeing my parents and little brother this weekend...we had so much fun! Love you guys. Oh and thanks for taking us to Rudy's.....twice :).
Miss Anything? Lying comfortably on my back or stomach. It's pretty much all about the sides now, which is new for me.
Movement: Yes! Z and I saw Rock of Ages on Saturday and Tiny kicked throughout the movie. Seriously, when "Don't Stop Believin'" came on, he was like a little ninja. Hey, at least the kid knows good music. It was the first time we could actually feel movement on the outside of my tummy, too. Zach loved feeling his baby boy for the first time.
Food Cravings: BBQ, sweet tea, hot dogs, Sour Punch Straws.....basically all the things I shouldn't be eating.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Thank goodness, no! All that has pretty much passed. I haven't had morning sickness in almost a week and can keep all my meals down now. It's wonderful!
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: Not even close
Belly button in or out? Still normal, but Zach thinks it's an outie in the making. He likes to tease me about it.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Feeling very happy and blessed
Looking forward to: Our 20 week appointment next week and hopefully seeing Tiny via sonogram!