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Happy, Happy, Joy Joy…Bumpdate Week 18


October 18, 2011

I know you’re all dying to know what happened at the ultrasound appointment this morning, am I right? Well, for those that know me well…this secret-keeping is hard work and I am normally not good at it whatsoever. However, with that being said–this is one I am keeping, but only for good reasons. I promise to let everyone right after we do the big reveal Saturday afternoon, so for my twitter followers and FB friends, you’ll soon see! Otherwise, stay tuned on Monday and I promise to fill you in, too 😉

Anywho, back to business–the big ultrasound. This momma couldn’t sleep a wink last night as I was so anxious about today…just excited, nervous, and every emotion in between. Jeff, on the other hand, seemed calm as a cucumber until we were in the room. Once the technician got to work, he had somewhat of a hard time getting our little one to cooperate. “It” was too busy sucking its thumb and looking super cozy all cuddled up, but after some poking, nudging, and having me lay in some interesting poses, we had our results and were both grinning from ear to ear. God has extremely blessed us and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Ok, I’ll zip it now, and just get back to this week’s important stats:

How far along? 18 weeks, 3 days…151 days to go!
Size of the peanut? A sweet potato–odd shape, but it’s more about the weight/length I think. A whopping 5.6 inches and 6.7 ounces–getting plumper!!
Maternity Clothes? First of all, Gap’s maternity line is a lifesaver. It’s fashionable, cute, and not too pricey. My new order came in yesterday and I am happy to report all 5 items I ordered actually fit and I love them! Other than that, still wearing looser fitting/empire dresses, tunics, and leggings.
Weight Gain? 10 pounds–that scale keeps creeping up, but le baby is getting all the nourishment “it” needs and I couldn’t be happier
Stretch Marks? Nope…thinking only positive thoughts
Gender? We FINALLY know–and yes, I ran right out during lunch today to shop. I just had to buy something non-gender neutral to get it out of my system 😉
Movement? I’m feeling these “flutters” every once in awhile now and it is super fun
Sleep? I think Benny the Boppy body pillow is going to have to come out of retirement again…the aching, the constant turning throughout the night–I need some peaceful sleep
Food Cravings? Junk food…any and all of it
What I Miss? On TV, I keep seeing all these “happy people” consuming glasses of wine, and I could definitely indulge in one glass a whole bottle
Symptoms? Irritability, boobs constantly growing, backaches
Best Moment of the Week? Like you don’t already know–finding out boy or girl!!

 poor hubby…not the best photo taker, but you get the idea đŸ˜‰
  1. Ahhh! The flutters are the best. Just wait until you can feel he/she rolling and turning – it's wild 🙂 Happy for you and happy that baby is well 🙂

  2. Lindsay says:

    I think 'it' is a boy 🙂
    Any chance of twins in that belly of yours?? 😉 😉 just kidding

    Cant wait to find out. I bet you are dying to tell someone lol

  3. Lindsay says:

    Ahhh I can't wait to find out! I think it's a girl! Not really sure why, I'm just guessing haha. You look super cute in that picture with your little belly 🙂

  4. Jamie says:

    Yay! How exciting! I think girl 🙂 Can't wait to find out!

  5. Amy says:

    You look so cute! I'm almost 37 weeks and still no stretch marks – I swear by vitamin E. I've been rubbing it on my bump every night since about 20 weeks and it seems to have done the trick! Hope your pregnancy continues to go well 🙂

  6. Samma says:

    WHOOHOOO! Can't wait to hear! PS- I'm about to head to Beverly's house for a Junior League committee meeting 🙂

  7. Faith says:

    So exciting! Can't wait for the news!

  8. Eeek! You look SO adorable, I can't wait to find out the gender – I will be glued to twitter on Saturday waiting to hear 🙂

  9. CMae says:

    Is it Monday yet???? Is it Monday yet!?!?? I wanna know!!!!!!! I'm guessing girl I've tweeted that before! 🙂

  10. i am dyyyyyying to know!!!! So exciting that you bought your first gender item today! Can't wait for party pics!!!!

  11. melissa says:

    So glad the bambino cooperated with you guys and I cannot wait to hear boy or girl! And yay for the Gap maternity clothes – they're great! I love the dress you're wearing in the picture. So cute.

  12. Can't wait to find out!!!

  13. Raquel says:

    Ahhh i can't wait to find out!!

  14. Kayln says:

    I can't wait to hear what it is!!! So exciting 🙂

  15. Lauren says:

    I can't wait to find out! You look adorable!


  16. Shannon says:

    You are THE cutest pregnant lady ever!! Seriously. I can only hope to be as stinking adorable 🙂

    Can't wait to find out!!

  17. you are the cutest.

    I sort of wish I was pregnant right now just for the cute maternity clothes. Weird, I know.. but it looks so fun.

  18. Samantha says:

    You are so cute preggers!! 🙂



  19. Karah says:

    I can't wait to hear what your having!! The first movements are the best. 🙂

  20. Lindsey says:

    Can't wait to find out. Those flutters are the best feeling in the world!

  21. Mrs. S says:

    you look adorable! I think its a girl!!

  22. Amy says:

    Cannot wait to hear if it's a boy or girl!!! You look so adorable with your little bump…Love it! 🙂

  23. Pamela says:

    Can't wait to hear what you are having!! That is so exciting & sweet! Love your dress!

  24. Day Old News says:

    I so think it's a girl & can't wait to find out! Congrats!

  25. Shari says:

    I can't wait to hear what you are having! So exciting. I bet you are beaming now that you finally know. 🙂 You look adorable as usual.

  26. Kristen says:

    ah, i can't wait to her what "it" is! so exciting 🙂 you look great darling!

  27. kellyhicks says:

    Yay you found out the sex! Congrats – can't wait to hear what it is! We find out next Monday – counting down the days :))

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