The last couple weeks of pregnancy have flown by… I can’t believe that we are almost to the halfway point! I've loved having my fetal doppler for reassurance whenever I need it or want to hear our little guy’s heartbeat. Yesterday, I had my 18 week OB appointment and all went well. I had blood drawn for the second part of my genetic screening to ensure our baby doesn't have spina bifida. Praying that we get good results next week.
This bump is slowly growing bigger (which I love!) but I'm becoming a little more uncomfortable. I’m so short that I feel like everything is getting all smooshed together. Luckily, I have found some super cute maternity clothes that I love from PinkBlush Maternity that are helping me feel more comfortable without making me feel frumpy. I was trying to stuff myself into my normal clothes, and that wasn’t working out so well. Haha. Pants are totally overrated these days and out of the picture (unless they're stretchy). Thanks to all the IVF/TTC mamas that gave me some great recommendations on my recent post on my ttc.babyjohnson insta account.
My sister-in-law lent me her coolmax pregnancy pillow too, which has been saving me big time at bedtime. I've had a hard time getting comfortable since I usually lay on my stomach to go to sleep and can't do that anymore. I am scared to lay on my back in fear of passing out after reading about my friend's experience at the doc! I just spoon this pillow and it's like magic. :)
Week 18-19 Symptoms:
I can't wait to feel the baby soon! I have an anterior placenta, so it likely won't happen for a few more weeks, but I cannot wait for that day to come. It’s going to be such an amazing thing to feel this little guy moving all around. Until then, we have our anatomy scan scheduled for next week, and I can't wait to see how much baby has grown.
The pictures above are from 17.5 weeks, and are a little way for me to document this growing babe! This dress can be found here - I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a staple in my fall wardrobe since it feels like I’m wearing jammies. Now let's see how long I can stuff my feet into these Valentinos!
Thank you to Pink Blush for collaborating on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hi! I'm Lindsay, a new mama to our little boy, Parker. I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guy. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO