18 week bump update

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I can't tell you how relieved I am to be here at 18 weeks!!

Like I have shared in my first trimester update I have been stepping on eggshells through this pregnancy after my miscarriage last year.

By God's grace this has been one of my best pregnancies. Despite tiring easily( though that's nothing new) and feeling unmotivated, I have been feeling so good. Really, no complaints! I hardly had any nausea in the first trimester and don't feel as hungry as I did at first. I have gained about 18 lbs already. I always gain a lot in the first trimester. It's just how it is. But if you consider a lb for each week, I guess that's okay. I usually even out in the end somehow.

Someone told me the other day that I looked like I was having twins when they knew I wasn't. Arrghhh..;( I had to try really hard not to hold a grudge against them and forgive them. I have always struggled with gaining weight during pregnancy. I really don't like it, but I have really embraced this pregnancy and have been so excited that there is a little life growing inside of me. I am still sensitive about it my growing body though and no pregnant woman wants to hear that she looks like she is carrying twins when she is not. So be warned!

I started feeling the baby move around 16 weeks and love feeling it's little kicks and movements. I have been actually been sleeping really good now. Yay!!! No more insomnia!! At least for now. If we go out to the beach or somewhere I am usually done for the rest of the day. If it was a tiring morning I usually can't function and have to take a nap in the afternoon and am still able to sleep at night.

I am starting to want coffee again. Woo hoo!!! I still can survive without it but there is just something about a nice cup of coffee in the morning to get you going. Especially since I don't get up early anymore and I wake up all groggy. I'm looking forward to more coffee dates now with my friends!

I still can't go too long without food in my stomach and have been wanting sweets more of late which I never did with most of my pregnancies. I have been really good about not drinking a lot of soda this pregnancy. Normally I hardly ever drink soda but during pregnancy I always crave it. But this time around I haven't been really craving it:) I have been trying to guzzle down water. I have found that I drink way more when I have a straw. I know it sounds silly but for some reason it works. So I got one of those plastic cups with the built in straw.

I have still been trying to work out regularly but it's been hard. I am so used to working out early in the morning and now that I have been sleeping in it's harder to get to it during the day. We have been especially busy with family in town so it's been hard to do it but I have forced myself these past few days to fit it in and I always feel so good when I do.

My sonogram is scheduled for 2 weeks!!! I have tried a couple times to wait till birth to find out the gender but I just haven't been able to. It's just so hard when you are there and they can tell you. And this time we are so anxious to know. We have 4 boys and 1 girl smack dab in the middle and would love another girl. I  know she will be fine without a sister but I would so love for her to have one. I know I love having a sister and I just picture doing things with her and another daughter as they grow up. I doubt my boys will call me up and say, "Hey mom, you want to get together?" Maybe but I know sisters are so special. I am so thankful for my sister and all the wonderful sister in laws I have been blessed with. They are some of my best friends! Ellie has some girl cousins her age so I know she will be okay but still. And girl stuff is just so stinkin cute!!!

I have never had mothers intuition. I am always wrong so even though I am hoping for a girl I am not even going to try and predict what we are having.

Anyways it's not in my hands and I am glad God is in control. I trust his choice for us! He has already determined who this little person will be and know he has the best plans for him/her!

Anybody have any guesses as to what I'm having? 

What's the worse thing someone has said to you when you were pregnant?

Do you find out what you are having or wait till the end? 

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  1. Girl!girl!girl!I love you Beka!You look beautiful,and I miss you!

  2. Girl!girl!girl!I love you Beka!You look beautiful,and I miss you!

  3. Seriously, you look amazing. You're still SLIM even though you're pregnant. I turn into a beached whale. Pregnancy obviously really suits you, what a blessing!

  4. Thanks Sarah! Pictures are deceiving though. I am getting a rash from my thighs rubbing together;P But you are right I am so blessed, I have such good pregnancies and I am so loving being pregnant!

  5. Such fun pictures!!

    We didn't find out with our first two (girls) and we are doing the same with this baby due in October. We love the surprise! Although it's making the name choosing really hard this time around...

  6. I guess your having a girl! Then again, I have been wrong with both of mine... so baby must be a boy :) You look beautiful! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

    1. You guessed right! We just found out!!!;) I am always wrong too! But this time I was glad! Thanks so much!


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