Wednesday, December 5, 2007

18 weeks!

This last week has really flown by. We've been quite busy outside of work, which always makes the time pass quickly.... always good when you're counting weeks until you get to see your baby again (less than 2 to go!!).

In the last week or two I've had some notable changes. I have definitely grown again. Tot is growing, and my tummy is growing too. I'm VERY thick around the middle now, and nearly looking pregnant, rather than like I've been eating too many donuts - call me crazy, but I prefer pregnant to gluttonous.

I'm still fruit crazy, but I'm also eating more veggies. I love feeling like I eat normally again. I'm still carb-heavy compared to my pre-pregnancy food choices, but last night's dinner included not one, but TWO vegetables (zucchini and broccoli) in addition to whole wheat pasta. I also love, love, LOVE milk. I was never really a milk drinker before being pregnant, but now I have 3 - 6 servings a day... that doesn't include any yogurt or cheese, that's just milk. I don't really notice any other major cravings, although the other day I realized that in the last four months I've had four donuts, which is at least 2 more than I have in any given year.

We meet with the midwife tomorrow. Depending on how it goes, we will probably decide whether to stay with them, or to go back to our old NP's office and do a hospital birth. I'm not stressed out about it anymore; I just want to have Dr.'s appointments that aren't so annoying.

So, we've made it 18 weeks! I'm feeling good - lots of energy over all, and we are staring at the halfway mark: Christmas. Wow! I can't believe we've made it this far. How wonderfully fortunate we are!

9 comments:

Keri said...

Fabulous that you're feeling so well! & how wonderful that you're almost 1/2 way!
You're going to start posting pictures of YOU, right? As you grow? I think 1/2 way would be the perfect time to start. :)

Melissa said...

i'm so happy for you that you're feeling better. I agree with keri! Belly shots...belly shots...belly shots!!!

vee said...

Wow! Hasn't the time flown! I'm so glad you're feeling less icky

tbean said...

18 weeks already! It's amazing how time drags by so slowly in my own life, yet in the lives of my blogger friends, it seems to fly by! I'm sure you've felt the same at times. You'll be feeling that kid before you know it. How awesome!! So happy for you two!

jay said...

hooray! delighted for you. i don't usually like belly shots but i do agree they are necessary here.

(and wow, you'll be cleaning up cat litter again soon) :P

J said...

Good for you! Glad you are feeling well !

E, M, and the Little Man said...

On Pregnancy Cravings:
I don't know what it is about donuts. I usually have about 2 a year also, until my last trimester when I found myself going to the store all the time on the way to work to get one. Weird. Milk, yogurt and fruit were my friends too!

maeby said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how crazy fast it's all happening. Isn't it lovely to feel, more or less, normal again?

lil c said...

So glad you are feeling a bit more normal... and just to stick up for you for a momment, you don't have to show belly shots if you don't want to... it is your belly after all, love you lots