I can not believe that in 1.5 weeks I will be hitting the half-way mark in this pregnancy! SAY WHAT?! How on earth has that time gone so fast? I guess having a toddler to chase after and always being on the go might have something to do with it….never a dull moment with Millie!
Today, I am 18 weeks and 2 days pregnant and according to the “What to Expect” app, our baby is the size of a sweet potato and weighs 5oz.
One exciting update to report is that I am now feeling regular kicks and flutters and it is amazing. I remember feeling the first kick when I was pregnant with Millie around the 16-17 week mark too. Ever since that flutter they have been becoming more regular and tiny bit stronger.
Last Friday I had my check up with my obstetrician! Justin and I got to see bub and that all important heartbeat on the little screen. There was lots of movement and our Doctor asked if we were finding out the sex of our baby… we said that we are waiting until I give birth! I then asked him if he knew what the sex was and he said YES! The anticipation is killing me but I love it! We are booked in for our morphology scan in a couple weeks so I am excited to see some 4D pics of our little munchkin.
As for cravings, I am still loving cold pineapple. Actually, any cold fruit for that matter. Apples…watermelon…grapes…oh and don’t even get me started about how excited I am for MANGO SEASON! Add to that massive glasses of cold milk. Yum.
My belly has gotten a little bigger… but nothing to write home about…I just look like I have eaten too many cupcakes!
In general I am feeling amazing. I am definitely in that second trimester heaven where my energy levels are high, my skin looks great and my hair is lovely and glossy. Oh and a special mention should go to my boobs and how enormous they are. They need their own postcode!
So that should wrap up my update for this week. Thanks for reading!
Love Melanie xo