I took this pic last week. I was worried I had not grown all week and boy was I wrong! Baby girl be growing large and in charge. I also think this pic makes me look bigger than I really am or I could just be in denial! Oh well, I'm grateful for the growth. However; I'm not quite as thankful for the back pain I've been having the past 2 days. I'm getting really scared that it may stay like this the rest of the time. I've got to get a plan in action with either massage therapy, physical therapy or a chiropractor. Anyone have any recommendations?
How Far Along: 18 weeks
How Big is the baby? She is the size of a pear (6oz)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 5lbs since finding out
Maternity Clothes:Yes on the bottom part, no on the top
Gender: A GIRL!!!
Movement: I think I have felt a few flutters here and there but never really know. I can't wait to feel some kicks though!
Sleep: I'm getting used to sleeping mainly on my left side, but really miss sleeping on my back completely. This came as a shock to me that you aren't supposed to lay flat! Yikes
Symptoms: Manly just evil back pain, other than that I feel great!
What I miss: I will miss being able to wear a 2 piece all summer! Ha. probably for the best though. And eating chick-fil-a
Cravings: I absolutely love breakfast foods, pasta, pizza or fried stuff. I hate chicken right now.
Best Moment this week: Finding out about our little girl and having a super fun gender reveal party!It is something I will never forget.
What I am looking forward to: Starting to feel Marchelle move more and we have 2 big appointments this week. Hoping to confirm that everything looks normal so far.
It honestly has not sunk in that we are having a girl. Although, I'm not surprised one bit and I'm thankful to know my intuition works. I had no idea we would have such a hard time picking out a name. I have liked a particular name for a very long time and have basically had my heart set on it but there a few factors that Marc doesn't love about it. I like unique names and he likes more traditional, so we are somehow going to have to compromise. I would really love to name this kid before she comes out so here's to hoping that can happen!
The other hard part about names is that we had chosen names that we loved before we got married (yes I'm weird like that) but since it has been several years, those names have been overused or taken by family members. So I'm on about round 3 of names! Of course we had settled and agreed upon a boy name and we are still hoping to use it one day. We will for sure use my maiden name which is Baker (if anyone steals this name that is close to me I will hurt you... just know you have been forewarned!)
Since my dad had no boys we thought that would be a special name that could at least be carried on in that way. My dad likes to refer to our embryo that is currently frozen as our "frozen fella." :) This makes me smile and I hope that it is mainly for his sake!