How far along - 18 weeks
Weight gain - 4 lbs! I really hope my weight gain (or lack thereof) is not an issue this pregnancy. The midwife doesn't seem too concerned as long as the baby is growing like it should.
Morning sickness/nausea - I pretty much don't ever get any.
Movement - I was getting really worried about not feeling the baby moving and just starting to think the worst when the day I turned 18 weeks, I felt a few kicks! Talk about relief! I must just be destined to feel my kids all at 18 weeks because that's the first time I felt Alena and Christian too.
Physical changes (that you can see from the outside) - This week, I've been starting the belly rubbing. To me, I feel bigger and rounder so I'm always touching my stomach. I absolutely love it!
Pain - Wouldn't you know it, the day Gabe returned from his last trip, my headaches went away! I wonder what that means. Either way, I'm just glad they're gone. I get back pains occasionally. I catch myself sleeping on my back all the time and it always hurts my back. I don't know how to avoid sleeping on my back when I don't even know I'm doing it.
Sleep - Getting much better! Now that Gabe has been home, I've been sleeping sooo much better! Also, this past week, I haven't been getting up to pee in the middle of the night.
Stretchmarks - Nope.
Maternity clothes - All in maternity bottoms and 50/50 on maternity shirts. The weather has cooled down enough for me to wear my long sleeve maternity shirts. I can also wear regular shirts as long as they are longer and my t-shirts fit too.
Food cravings/aversions - I get cravings here and there. Sometimes I could be craving for something and two days later finally get it. By that time though, it's gone and now is disgusting to me!
Eating/drinking - Not really a problem.
Boy or Girl - We're not finding out but we are guessing girl.
Lowlights of the week - back pain
Highlights of the week - Feeling tiny little kicks and hearing that reassuring heartbeat!
Anything to add - Nothing much. I'm just so excited for the next weeks because Christian really wants to feel the baby kick and soon he will!