18 Weeks!

How far along? 18 weeks (1/2 way for twins!!!)

My babies are the size of: Bell peppers
Net weight gain: 5lbs (now -5lbs from pre pregnancy weight)

Maternity clothes: Yes 
Sleep: I am still waking up several times to go potty, and having a hard time falling back asleep, my hips and pelvic girdle pain ache the worse at night so I’m thinking that has a lot to do with it.
Best Moment this week: Celebrating my birthday with my friends and family

Miss Anything?: Beer & Ham

Movement: I’ve been feeling Harper moving every day for the last 3 days – she was just super busy a few minutes ago I am still not really feeling Elliott move, my guess is he is behind his placenta so he is harder to feel, I will confirm at my anatomy scan.

Food Cravings: Salad – ranch, grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese, onion & cucumber

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really

Gender:  B&G

Labor Signs: None

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy 

Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy, even the bad!
 Looking forward to: Anatomy scan on August 6th

 Happy 18 weeks folks!! The biggest news in the last week is that my third nephew, Kimball, was born Tuesday super early in the morning! He is super cute and I am so excited that he is going to be so close in age with the twins! I am looking forward to them growing up together! Here are a few pictures of him, one with my beautiful wife – she looks good with a baby doesn’t she?

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The picture with the elephant crocheted was made by my lovely wife – she crochets and sews and is actually opening an etsy shop that will be selling bumbo covers, boppy covers, crib sheets, binky clips, little shoes, changing pad covers, pretty much anything you see on etsy – she can replicate. She’s pretty awesome! If anyone is interested in her making something for you – we can even do custom orders – for example if you are a Yankees fan and want a Yankees bumbo cover we can get that specific fabric for you! Any blogger friends will get a 10% discount! Comment if you are interested!

Not sure if anything can really top a super cute nephew being born, but we did some other fun things this week. Sunday was my 26th birthday – we went out to breakfast with our friends and then just lounged around the house the rest of the day, we went to my mom’s for dinner around 5 but were only there for a short period of time because I was ready to go back and snuggle into bed! Sometimes you just can’t beat a lazy day at home.

I am feeling more and more pregnant every day, and cannot believe that I am going to continue to get bigger; I am already feeling like I am the size of a house! On August 6th we will have an OBGYN appointment where we will get to meet our doctor for the first time (she delivered our nephew!) and then later that day we have our ANATOMY SCAN!! I am so excited to see these little babies and while I’m gaining weight and feeling them (Harper at least) move I still get anxious about them growing and doing what they’re supposed to be doing in there! Holding Kimball just confirms that this is meant to happen for us. It felt so right to be holding a baby; of course I want that baby to be mine! We better tell Sarah to keep Kimball on a tight watch Devan and I might steal him!

There really isn’t much more to update on, so I’ll leave you with my weekly belly shot! This picture has my 14 week belly shot next to my 18 week belly shot (wearing the same outfit, insane how much can change in a month)

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Happy Thursday! I’m hoping to read about a bunch of pregnant blogger friends soon 🙂

– Ashley 


21 thoughts on “18 Weeks!

  1. TheChroniclesofaNonBellyMama says:

    What a cute baby!!! If genes are gonna play a role, ur 2 will be just as cute! And OMG with the salad! Callie has been craving salad like it’s her job! With French dressing, which she doesn’t usually eat. There is so much French dressing on the salad that u don’t even realize it’s green! And tomatoes with salt. Weird! If that’s any indication of gender, we hope it’s one of each! And ur cute little belly is growing so quickly! When did u first start feeling them move?

    • ashley72788 says:

      I *feel* like I felt them moving about 2-3 weeks ago, but it was intermittent and very very light, the past 2-3 days I definitely know it is them, no questioning – so I’d say about 18 weeks. How sick has she been? I was SO sick and I swear it is because there is one girl in here lol, with my son I was NEVER sick. Didn’t even feel pregnant.

      • TheChroniclesofaNonBellyMama says:

        She hasn’t had any morning sickness AT ALL! That’s how she knew she was pregnant actually! After the 8 failed iui’s she was always symptomatic, and when she wasn’t, she knew! But we can’t wait for them to move…baby a (we hope girl) is closer to her cervix on the bottom, and baby b ( hopefully boy) is on top to the back… Let’s see which moves first

  2. myhopejar says:

    Looking great Momma! So happy all is going well! I’ve only just started really feeling my little guy move consistently since Saturday and I’m 17 Weeks 5 Days today. I know the books and websites say it can still take some time. I’m sure Elliot is just fine and just taking a little longer to make those movements known 🙂 Your new nephew is so cute! And I love that elephant! Can I place an order for one? I’m obsessed with elephants!

      • myhopejar says:

        Yay! Orange and grey please, they were our wedding colors. If she needs a third color, how about white? Is her Etsy page set up? Eek! this will be the first thing I have ordered for the baby. I’m so nervous and excited all at the same time!

      • ashley72788 says:

        I believe she has a site but hasn’t put anything on it yet, she works 5 days a week so she wants to get a solid inventory made so that she doesn’t have to have people waiting to get their items or get too overwhelmed. I figured we’d start on here because a few things aren’t too insane! It shouldn’t take her long at all to make the elephant!!

      • myhopejar says:

        😦 I can see why she took a break from posting on it. Hope she’ll get back into it when she’s ready. I quickly scanned it and wow! She’s really good! I love the little Elmo and Mario. So cute! Thanks for sharing hon.

      • Devan Davis says:

        I can definitely make an elephant in orange and grey for you! I just need to know what shades and which color you would like the elephant’s feet to be. I can also make it a girl elephant with a bow on her head, I just need to know the color 🙂 you can email me at devankdavis@gmail.com

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