Friday, 21 September 2012

18 Weeks Pregnant

Somehow I have made it to 18 weeks pregnant, and it really feels like the time has flown by.  I think having a toddler to run around after means you have a lot less to time to just be pregnant.  My next update will signify the half way mark and it is not long until the anomoly scan where we can check everything is ok, and hopefully find out the gender!  Squish is about the size of a bell pepper now and busy putting on weight as he or she is getting bigger by the day - just like me!  Here is my 18 week bump shot;

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On the Outside


The bump growth has definitely slowed down, although I still have a lot of people convinced there is twins in there (3 under 18 months . . . ahhhh!)  I have done quite a bit of maternity clothes shopping as I am finding them a lot more comfortable and all I have from my last pregnancy is shorts and vests.  My skin is definitely feeling better and  my hair is refusing to let go of any odd strands and getting thicker.  I am not a believer in the pregnancy glow, but I am feeling very healthy.  



On the Inside


I felt the first proper kicks in the bath a couple of days ago and it was lovely.  I have felt lots of bubbles and wriggles but now there are little kicks I am hoping the bloke will be able to feel squish moving soon.  Still feeling very healthy and full of energy, although I did fit in a day time nap on tuesday and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I bought a couple of newborn bits this week (let's hope I guessed the gender right) and it is so strange seeing how teeny tiny they are - Dylan is going to seem so big when Squish is here
I am having the same odd and annoying symptom I had with my last pregnancy where my left ear gets blocked and I can unpop it by turning my head upside down (nothing else works) yet the moment my head is the right way up it is blocked again.  It happens mostly at work or if I am out walking, which makes doing any exercise very difficult! It didn't go last time until I had the baby so looking forward to another 22 weeks of blocked ears!

It's not too late to enter my giveaway and win some Palmer's cocoa butter goodies, just take a guess whether you think Squish is a little brother or sister for Dylan - all will be revealed very soon!

You can also check out my other pregnancy posts 

17 comments:

  1. Does it feel like it has flown by for you? It is dragging for me! I think once I get my scan out the way and know if everything is ok then maybe this be better but at the moment I just feel like it is taking forever to get to that point.

    Bump is looking great. x

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    1. It is really going fast for me and I love being pregnant so hoping the second half doesn't go by so quickly!

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  2. It's a boy! Gotta be another boy :)

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  3. Lovely Bump! Its mad how our babies grow so fast but you still see them as a baby until you put them next to a newborn!
    I have funny ears too! Pregnancy hey :)

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    1. You are the first person to tell me the ear thing is not just me! Very reassuring!

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  4. Wow.looking good!! Can't believe how quick that's gone, 18 weeks already?!?!?! Mental!! It's amazing how other peoples can go so quick, yet your own, so slow haha....
    I think it might be a lil girl, only coz it'll be so lovely to see Dylan playing with and helping his lil sister out....but I don't have a clue what it could be if you think technically.!!!!
    My ears have only just started getting blocked up.....thought it was just weather..I'm glad I haven't had it for the whole pregnancy....
    Can't wait to find out what gender squish is. X x x x

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    1. Only two days now until we find out and I am getting very impatient! As long as baby is healthy I honestly don't mind though!

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  5. WOW! Congratulations!
    I had no idea you were pregnant, sorry!
    We went to Brazil in July for the whole summer. When I visited your blog, I had to double check the date before saying congratulations to make sure that you were pregnant again!
    Congratulations! You look lovely! :) x

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    1. I didn't say anything until 13 weeks so you haven't missed too much! x

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  6. It's a girl!!!! And you look absolutely lovely xx

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  7. Gorgeous bump. I have just stumbled on your lovely blog. I love reading on the happenings of other mums.

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    1. I read so many when I was pregnant the first time it is lovely to be able to record it myself this time!

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  8. Those first kicks are so special! Your looking great! xx

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  10. Love reading your posts! I'm 12 weeks along myself :)

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    1. Exciting! Hope you are enjoying it x

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