18 Weeks

We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!  Aaron and Faith are feeling much better.  Hardly any coughing.  As for me, I am still coughing a tiny bit, and my rib still hurts but otherwise I am feeling pretty good!  The nausea is almost completely gone, too!  However, I can’t shake this constant fatigue.  I am still resting/napping as much as possible. I haven’t yet got the results back about the heart monitor I wore for 24 hours. I have a baby-checkup tomorrow so hopefully they will give me more information about what the heart monitor discovered about my palpations.

My last week of the semester is next week, and then I will be off school for a few weeks for Christmas break!  Yay!

Thanksgiving was great.  We went to Aaron’s parents for lots of yummy food, and then we went to my parent’s house for more yummy food.  My Aunt, Uncle and cousins came down for a surprise visit, too!  I was happy to see them.  I haven’t seen them in a couple years.

I also made some Thanksgiving food so Aaron, Faith and I could have leftovers for several days.  I made stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce, deviled eggs, a large turkey breast, and of course, pumpkin pie.  I am FINALLY starting to gain back some of 15 pounds I lost in my first trimester.  Yay for Thanksgiving!

Here’s a few pics…









After Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas tree.  Faith was so excited, but not as excited as me.  Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year!

18 weeks belly pic…



What baby looks like at 18 weeks…



Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long, and she weighs almost 7 ounces about the size of a (bell pepper). She’s busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin, and her ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from her head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she’s born. Her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place.

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