Saturday, October 9, 2010

18 week update

I'll be 18 weeks tomorrow! I'm getting close to that halfway mark. Time is moving so fast and so slow at once.

Symptom check:

~ Lots and lots of pimples. Everytime they go away I can feel new ones coming in.
~ Round ligament pain. Sharp and shooting pains in my lower abdomen ( both sides) that last a few seconds but seem to be happening alot more often lately.
~ Stuffy nose. It gets pretty bad in the evenings. I have a humidifier and some saline nasal spray but I would really love a decongestant. I'm going to ask about this at my next doctors appointment.
~ Toss and Turn. Since I am still getting up about 4 times a night to pee I do alot of tossing and turning.
~ Movement. Still nothing major. I have THOUGHT I felt movement a few times but I can't be positive it wasn't gas bubbles. I cannot wait to feel a kick!

I feel very lucky in this pregnancy. Those symptoms are nothing and I make it throughout the day feeling fine, if not great. I do get tired early but that's fine as long as I have no problems working and getting things done during the day.

In less then one week on October 15th I turn 35. EEEKKKKK. AAAAAHHHH. I do not want to!
It is going to happen though. Such a scary number.

Rob is going to cook us a nice dinner and I intend to have a glass of wine. I know many won't agree with this decision but I don't see anything wrong with a glass of wine once in awhile. I have not had any alcohol at all yet and do not plan on making it a habit but would like to enjoy a glass on my birthday.


  1. Yay for 18wks!! Wow the time seems to go so fast. Hope you feel a kick soon...I can't begin to imagine how special that would be. Good on you for choosing to have a wine on your birthday. One glass with dinner would be perfectly fine I'd imagine.

  2. I can't believe you are so far along already! So exciting!! Enjoy your glass of wine!

  3. *blink* 18 weeks already!? Where has the time gone?? Starting to feel a little movement must be sooo exciting and it sound like it won't be long 'til you feel some bigger more defined things going in there! :-)

    Second trimester is supposed to be the best of the three so hopefully it keeps up for you for a while yet!

    My understanding is that moderate alcohol consumption is likely to have negative effects. Occasional consumption of red wine is suggested to have some positive effects. With anything there is still a risk. It is only your business what you decide to do with that. :-)

    If we don't hear from your before hand.. have a very super happy birthday! We are only as old as we allow ourselves to be.. otherwise it is just a silly number. Enjoy! :-D