Hi.

Welcome to She Is Blessed. Hope you follow along on my journey through the adventures of marriage, becoming a mom, creations in the kitchen, my love of all things sweet, and my journey of faith.

18 Weeks

18 Weeks

Time has flown by lately! Ronnie and I went on a mini vacation to Cape Cod a few weeks ago to see my Dad and Stepmom and it's been nonstop since we got back. Our sweet friends got married last weekend, we took an expecting parent class, and I've managed to sneak in a few naps in between! 

How far along: 18 weeks, 1 day
Total weight gain: 7 pounds...all those carbs that helped me feel better while nauseous finally caught up with me! 
Maternity clothes? Still using my bellyband with shorts and one pair of work pants.  I ordered new jeans and another pair of maternity pants for work. Most of my shirts are getting too short so I bought a few tops on sale at A Pea in the Pod and Gap. I even had to buy new sleep pants because mine were getting tight. This is getting expensive!
Stretch marks? None so far but I've started using coconut oil and elasticity oil that was gifted to me by a family friend. No clue if it's working but it smells good. 
Sleep: I LOVE to sleep lately. I look forward to bed every night and can't wait to close my eyes. I tell Ronnie almost every night how much I love sleep and our comfy bed. I'm on a new medicine to help with nausea and it knocks me out within a few minutes of taking which allows me to sleep really great at night.
Best moment this week: Our family friends, Becky and Jim, gifted us with a bunch of meals to put in our freezer for the next few weeks when I don't feel like cooking. It was so thoughtful and caring. Ronnie is thrilled that he'll actually have something to eat when I'm too tired or the cooking smells get to me!
Miss anything? My normal clothes or rather the various options I used to have.  I probably wear the same 3-4 outfits to work and just rotate them. 
Movement: Nothing this week but I'm hopeful we will soon!      
Food cravings: Cereal is still at the top of my list. Nothing has come up that I NEED to have right then. Still turned off by a lot of foods or even the thought of food sometimes. The weird thing is I'm constantly hungry but never know what I want to eat. 
Gender:  We find out on Monday! We're so excited and can't wait!!!
Labor Signs: Nope!
Symptoms: Nausea, Congestion headaches, and I'm constantly hungry. Same as three weeks ago!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender on Monday at our anatomy scan.  Hopefully Baby J cooperates and we'll be sure to share our news soon after!

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