Thursday, June 19, 2008

18 Weeks: Hello Baby!

Jon and I talk to Newbie a lot: Hello, baby. Good night, baby. We love you, little baby!

So, it was a great feeling yesterday when Baby talked back! Jon and I had just finished up dinner and were discussing the day together, when I felt something low in my belly. It was gone before I was even aware of it, but I'm pretty sure those little flutterings were Newbie wiggling around! Hooray! It's good to have tangible evidence without having to wait the month between dr. visits.

We're now at 18 weeks. This week I have shown a bit of absentmindedness. The other day I was talking to KarenN on the phone about 10am. I realized that I hadn't eaten breakfast, yet, so I started scrounging around the kitchen while I was talking to her. Suddenly I realized I was making nachos!! So, I ate them. I had cereal for lunch to balance things out.

As a side note, after the cereal I got a splitting headache--the first one I've had in several days. Maybe I'm reacting to the milk?? Don't really want to chug a glass to find out.

So back to the nachos: I think cheese is my craving...specifically Mexican-food-related cheese. Cheese enchiladas, Taco Bell tacos (with cheese), queso and chips, nachos. Those have always been on my Very Yummy list, but I'm pretty sure I could eat them every day and be happy. I love cheese and spicy stuff!

And speaking of spicy stuff, I've started to have my first bouts of heartburn. Perhaps it's related to the jalapenos and other spicy peppers I've been eating.... Nah.....

Newbie is still growing! 5 1/2 inches from crown to rump, and 7 ounces. His ears are in their final position, though Baby Center says they may still be sticking out some. Heehee.... So, if you want to talk to my belly, the baby can hear you now!

I'm starting to look more pregnant and less like I ate a plateful of enchiladas (not that I didn't....). So, maybe some belly pics will come soon! I've been taking one a week, but they just haven't been that eventful until recently.


  1. I found that those chewable Rolaids worked like a charm for the heartburn. Just only gets better once your stomach is shoved way up into your chest cavity by the growing baby! But, it's all worth it!

  2. I meant to say that the Rolaids are starbursts. David kept wanting to try them and I would refuse, telling him that he could have one when he got pregnant ;)

  3. Yay for belly shots! Yay for cheese! Yay for Newbie's little "kicks!"

    Yay, yay, yay!

  4. And the boy votes surpassed the girls! Hmmm...

  5. I haven't even voted, yet! Don't know if Jon has or not. Interesting!


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