Sunday, January 31, 2010

Week 18

*How far along?: 18 weeks

*Total weight gain: 3.6 kilos - which is about 8 pounds

*How big is baby?: Sparky is now the size of a sweet potato!
What my weekly baby email says: Baby's become amazingly mobile (compared to you, at least), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking, and swallowing. And baby is finally big enough that you'll soon be able to feel her movements.

*Maternity clothes?: I got some lovely maternity shirts in the mail from Joni this week - thanks Joni!! :)

*Sleep?: Still having weird dreams, but otherwise sleep is still going well.

*Best moment this week?: Feeling movement!! Friday night I could feel definite movement - pushing up into my hand while I held it on the bump. I don't know if it was a kick or a poke or what - but it was definitely something. I felt it 5 or 6 times, Murray felt it too!!! VERY exciting:) I have felt at least one good kick every day since - can't wait to feel Sparky going crazy more regularly!

*Movement?: as above:) Also, receiving the package from Joni was exciting - looking forward to working my way through that 100,000 names book. Also I did the pre-natal Yoga dvd my Mom sent for the first time and it was lovely - very relaxing!

*Food cravings?: Nothing new really - other than I wish I could eat at Wagamamas every day. Murray and I went and had a noodle dish last night and yummmmmm I love that place!

*Labor signs?: too soon for that!

*Belly button in or out?: Innie, but gosh the indent seems to be getting wider - freaky!

*What I miss: I wish I could eat some brie - that's all:)

*What I'm looking forward to: The 19 week scan on Thursday - looking forward to seeing Sparky again - 12 weeks feels like YEARS ago!!

*Milestone: Feeling proper movement was a huge milestone and really exciting!


  1. Mo - love you and everything, but please refrain from referring to your fetus as 'Sparky'

    Apparently that's a nickname that a bunch of people use to refer to your little brother, not just a creepy sweet potato.

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  3. oh shoot - my comments are a mess - I accidentally deleted Libby's comment - sorry Libby - but thanks for the kind words:)

    And Marcus - Sparky is a name Joni came up with cause the baby is due close to the 4th of July - don't worry - I'll only use it til Sparky is born then you can tell me how much you like his/her real name:)

  4. Mariah and I are both laughing about the Sparky comment and your return reply. When Joni came up with the nickname Sparky, she probably didn't know that I used to call your brother Marky-Sparky. Thanks for the great updates on how you are feeling and how the baby is doing. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
    Stay healthy! Love, Mariah and Mom

  5. "Sparky" is symbolic... but "Sweet Potato" is cute too!!! :)
    LOVE the updates - great idea! Fun for us to watch the progress.
    Love ya, ~Joni