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I can finally say that I feel better. The nausea has lifted for the most part and I finally feel like I am enjoying life again. Depression during pregnancy is a very REAL thing and not many talk about it. I am so happy to be through those darker days and looking forward to the bright ones that lay ahead! I wanted to publish a weekly bump update throughout this third pregnancy so today we will talk about what it’s like being 18 weeks with baby #3!
What Fruit are you? Baby is an artichoke this week! Weighing in at about 6.70 ounces and about 5.59 inches long!
Due date: August 8th, 2017. Our first was two weeks early and our second was one DAY early. Any bets on this one?!
How far along: 18 weeks today!
Gender: We won’t be finding out, but it will be fun for you to take some guesses! 😉
Total weight gain/loss: Up 11 lbs. I was down to 121 at the point (now 132) that I got pregnant this time around. I was still nursing at that time and weight always automatically comes back on when I stop. My husband makes me feel beautiful with more weight on me so I prefer my body this way 🙂
Exercise: I am still doing kickboxing at least twice a week and I am trying to run 4 miles total a week (2 miles on two different days). So far this week I did 2 miles and one kickboxing class!
Stretch marks: No! I am a true believer that these are genetic and I am hoping that they stay away with this third one! I do however have AWFUL varicose veins on my left leg that extend, you know where.
Swelling: Not yet!
Maternity clothes: None yet! I like to stay away from them for as long as possible. I have however grabbed one pair of maternity denim because they are more comfortable. I am showing a lot quicker this time around!
Belly button: In for now, will probably be out next week! Ha!
Sleep: When the other two girls are sleeping, it’s pretty good!
Food cravings: PICKLES. PICKLES. PICKLE JUICE. PICKLES.
Symptoms: There’s some pressure from the varicose veins but overall this week is a good one for me and I haven’t been able to say that in 18 weeks so yay!
Movement: Yes! I’ve been feeling movement for a few weeks now! It’s much easier to feel the movements sooner than with the other two babes!
Best moment this week: Being able to feel “normal” again and being less nauseous!
Words of wisdom: If you are feeling like you’re in a tough spot, whether it’s nausea or emotional, hang tight mama. It’s going to get better. It always does <3