How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of Baby: About 5.6 inches - the size of a sweet potato - and weighs around 6.7 ounces.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I weighed the same at the doctor's office as I did four weeks ago, so as I see it probably means I gained two pounds with all of the back and forth gain/loss this month.
Maternity Clothes: Some days I wear a maternity skirt or shorts but other days it's all regular clothes.
Gender: It's a GIRL! I was the only girl on both sides of my family and so far there are only grandsons. At least I'll be able to give our little girl pointers on sticking up for herself amongst the cousins and brother.
Movement: Every now and then
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good and can even avoid the restroom some nights. Although I still wake up several times.
What I miss: Not much right now
Cravings: The only thing I can think of is the occasional oatmeal pie for when I am really hungry and on the go. I probably had not had those since childhood.
Best Moment of the Week: Definitely seeing baby girl and being able to share the news with family and friends. Her heartbeat sounded good and measurements were right on. I'll have some sweet pictures to share of us telling our parents the news.