Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Eighteen Weeks

I can't believe that I am at eighteen weeks already! When I first started telling people I was pregnant, someone told me that the first 12 weeks are the slowest. Probably in part to the fact that you feel sick all the time for weeks and you can't tell anyone why. But after that, time flies. She told me, suddenly you look up and realize that you're at 20 weeks! At that time I couldnt imagine being 20 weeks pregnant, it seemed so far away. But now that milestone is less than two weeks away!

It probably doesn't help that we are in the thick of the holiday season. It is just me or does December go by the quickest? Well ok, maybe June/July/August go by just as quickly...but really, I have been so busy with work, buying presents, holiday baking, not to mention taking more kids photos AND getting ready for our Christmas vacation - I'm surprised it's not May already!

Eighteen weeks - apologies for the forced smile this week!

One thing I am trying doing these days is to take a few minutes each day to slow down. Not only do I have to (I don't have much energy or stamina as I wish I did!) but I also do it in hopes that I might be able to feel our little guy kick! (and by little guy I mean that in a totally gender neutral way - we haven't found out the sex yet!). They say you can start feeling the baby kick from eighteen weeks onward, though if it's your first pregnancy or if you are really active you might not recognize those first flutters (I've even heard you can mistake them for your stomach growling, hunger pangs or gas! Hmmm...)

I have yet to feel our baby move for the first time, but when I do you guys will be the firsts to know! Well, after my husband and my family...you understand, right?


  1. Congratulations! I love that you decided to do the mini traveling cupcake! So cute!

  2. I was on vacation in florida when i felt LeighAnne flutter for the first time. It woke me up out of a sound sleep at 6am...it felt just like a goldfish rolling around in the center of my abs...weirdest thing i ever felt but so cool at the same time :) Youll know when it happens, gas has a totally different feeling lol

  3. I remember I felt Charly's 1st kick right around 17 weeks-ish! So I'm sure you'll feel one (or many) soon! It's such an awesome feeling. :o)

  4. Thanks everyone!

    I can't wait to feel the baby moving around - and be sure that its the baby and not my stomach rumbling!