18 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

Big news this week!  It’s a………….

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Jeff and I are beyond excited to be welcoming our baby boy, Griffin Ozzy King, to the family this July!

As of today…….

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A tiny little bump looks like it may be beginning!

How far along: 18 weeks, 1 day

Maternity clothes:  I was still able to wear my regular size jeans to my doctors appointment today, but began to realize that I’m finally beginning to show a little bit more than I thought.  Due to this, I feel that today might just be the last day I try to wear them.  I’ve also been trying to prepare some clothes for the cruise that Jeff and I will be taking soon.  I think that this weekend I might just need to go out and buy a new pair of shorts and a few tops that are a tad longer.

Missing Anything:  I’m not really missing anything new, just the same things that I’ve been missing for the past few weeks.

Food Cravings:  I’ve really been craving fruit a lot this past week.  Especially watermelon and pineapple.  I can pretty much go through an entire pineapple or watermelon in one day, but I cut it up, separate it, and pace myself.  It’s just a good thing that my husband doesn’t eat f ruit.  More for me!

Movement:  Sadly, I still have not felt any true movement.  There have been a few times where I thought I might have felt something, but I have no way of really knowing.  Hopefully soon.

Highlight of the week:  the highlight of this week actually occurred today.  Jeff and I attended our anatomy scan and got to watch our little boy move around for about 35 minutes or so as the technician took all his measurements and looked over his entire body to make sure everything was functioning properly.  It was so cool being able to see clearly see his brain, spine, kidneys, toes, fingers, eyes, heart (all four chambers and beating away like crazy), etc.

Exercise:  this week has been a great week!  I completed a long run of 8 miles, (plan to do 10 on Sunday) in addition to lots of other runs.  Total, I came close to completing 20 miles for the week.  I also continued to walk on the treadmill, at an incline, for about 60 minutes or more each day, and I even made it into the gym for my own hour long workouts.  My legs may have been a little sore this week, but it’s definitely the good kind of sore and the kind I missed.

What’s next:  This upcoming week is going to be a busy one.  I have to start packing for my 1/2 marathon weekend and for our week long cruise!  I also want to get in a little more training of my own, and have others to train as well.  I still have openings this week though, so if you’re interested in coming in to train, feel free to let me know.

Enjoy your week/weekend and make yourself proud!

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Not a true bump quite yet, unfortunately I’m just looking a little pudgier.

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