18 weeks!

bryan, zu and i are enjoying our lovely three-day weekend (four-day for me because of my work schedule, yay!). the sun is shining, it is unseasonably warm, and zu has resumed her beautiful sleeping-through-the-night schedule. hallelujah. and something about the sunshine makes it easier to remember all the things i have to be grateful for.

on another note, it’s been a while since i’ve updated you on the littlest emerson. i’m almost-halfway there–how quickly this pregnancy has gone!

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Baby size: sweet potato

Weight gain: i lost weight when i was sick then gained it back over christmas break; i think overall i’m about 5 or 6 lbs over what i was when i got pregnant. not too bad for being almost-halfway-there!

Stretch marks: none yet. i’m using this bio-oil stuff that i found at my inlaws when i was cleaning out their junk room (melinda said i could take whatever i found that interested me. in addition to the bio-oil, i got a little disco ball for zu’s room, some lightbulbs, and some hats for zu’s dressup box). i still have faint stretch marks from zu, hopefully i won’t get new ones

Belly button in or out: in–it never popped out with zu. i hope it doesn’t, that would freak me out.

Sleep: not too bad, just a little bit of aching in my hips (as they expand–yay) that makes me toss and turn some. but generally if zu sleeps, i sleep.

Foods I am loving: seafood, but of course that has to be limited. also i made fried pickles last week and i could’ve eaten those all day long.

Foods I am hating: milk, too many sweets, spicy food (the heartburn of last pregnancy has returned).

Best moment this week: after almost two weeks of rain and yucky weather, we have beautiful sunshiney warm days over the long weekend, and bryan, zu and i have been enjoying those sunny days together. it is wonderful having bryan home at night over the entire weekend (the library he works nights at was closed too).

Movement: yes! i’ve felt this baby for a while now–flips and a few little kicks.

Symptoms: morning sickness, but its controllable as long as i eat lots of snacks and don’t stay in the car too long. and nesting, big-time. i tend to nest the entire pregnancy. my house is never cleaner than by month 8 of pregnancy–and never in more disarray than the month after having the baby.

What I’m looking forward to: finding out the gender next week! bryan and i think that we’re having another girl, but maybe we will be surprised!

Emotions: excited and optimistic about life

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  1. right away! expect a text (do you have texting again?) around 11 or noonish on thursday =) we're telling family/friends first then i'll probably post on my blog and maybe facebook too later that day. we only kept it a secret for a while last time because our parents were coming in town and we wanted to tell them in person

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  2. right away! expect a text (do you have texting again?) around 11 or noonish on thursday =) we're telling family/friends first then i'll probably post on my blog and maybe facebook too later that day. we only kept it a secret for a while last time because our parents were coming in town and we wanted to tell them in person

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  3. A) I'm also very excited about this whole gender thing πŸ˜‰

    B) Have you ever tried club soda for nausea and heartburn? It always helps me when my regular GERD medicine doesn't work enough.

    C) SWEET POTATO! He/she is getting SO BIG!

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  4. A) I'm also very excited about this whole gender thing πŸ˜‰

    B) Have you ever tried club soda for nausea and heartburn? It always helps me when my regular GERD medicine doesn't work enough.

    C) SWEET POTATO! He/she is getting SO BIG!

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