Thursday, February 23, 2012

18 weeks!

We hit 18 weeks today... I can hardly believe it! On one hand this pregnancy seems to be lasting forever, but when I look at it, it seems to fly by. In two weeks (March 5) we are having our first ultrasound to find out the gender. I am so excited to see my little baby I can hardly control myself.

This was earlier last week, you can see I'm starting to show!!!!

Recently I have been feeling much better in the morning sickness area. About once a week I have a day where things are pretty bad, but for the rest of the week I just have to deal with the regular aches and pains of pregnancy.

BIG NEWS!!!!! Sometime last week, I think Thursday or Friday, I started to feel the baby move and kick. At first I wasn't sure, but now I feel it more often especially when I am laying in bed at night. Tuesday I went the whole day without feeling him/her kick and was actually pretty sad, because I LOVE feeling those little kicks, but as soon as I settled in to sleep after a LONNNNGG day the kicking began. I was so happy to finally feel something I didn't even care that it kept me up for a while.

Also, Michael and I finally got to use our "in-home" heart monitor thing. It took us about 10 minutes before we found anything, and I almost gave up, but then we heard the heartbeat beating so quick and so faint that I couldn't help smile. It truly was amazing.

It wouldn't be right of me to end without expressing how amazing my husband has been through all of this including sleeping on the floor when I want to sleep on the couch, mid-night trips to the ER cause I can't keep anything down, but mostly just being there to help me when I am struggling. He really is amazing and I feel so blessed to have married such a sweet man!! (Yeah, I know so sappy!)

Isn't he just too darn handsome?! I think so!