How far along? 18 weeks today!

How big is baby? 5 1/2 inches long from crown to rump, and now weighing 7 ounces.

Weight gain? 10 pounds. Hovering in the “acceptable range”, even if I am at the top…

Stretch Marks? Too soon!

Maternity clothes? I received a LOT of clothes from a KY friend, who after 3 boys is DONE. 🙂 I haven’t had a chance to go through them all, but there are lots of jeans, dresses, and work shirts. Between that and what I received from my sister in law…I’m pretty set on maternity clothes!

Sleep? Eh…not a good day to ask. After a travel weekend in Kansas for a wedding…I’m feeling rather exhausted.

Cravings? I made chili last night and decided it was the best chili in the world. Either I really rose to the occasion while cooking it, or it was a craving that paid off. (Is it just me, or does Chili TASTE like fall? YUM!)

Nursery update? STILL awaiting gender news. Three more weeks…unless I can convince the doctor this Thursday…  We may go ahead and buy the crib soon to get one big $ purchase out of the way.

Movement? No. Boooo.

High point? Being visibly PREGNANT instead of possibly just chubby with bad posture. It may have been my dress choice, but I looked very pregnant this weekend! And I had lots of comments and congrats!

Low point? Having to roll out of bed this morning despite feeling like I’d been hit by a truck.

Other: We return to the doctor this Thursday. Hard to believe we’re nearly halfway done with the pregnancy!!

Here are some photos for the 18 week belly, and one of J and I from the wedding.  Excuse the “humidity hair” – it has a mind of its own!

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