Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Baby Barrett

How Far Along: 18 Weeks

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a mango, approx..6 inches long &approx .5lbs.

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained 5lbs and as you can see from the picture there is definitely a little bump there now =)

Maternity Clothes:  I can still fit in most of my regular clothes, aside from the fact that my jeans will no longer button.  I finally went and bought a belly band from Target and let me tell you, that is a lifesaver.  I have been wearing most of my maternity tops now because they are a little longer in the front to accommodate the growing baby belly.  Also I am totally in LOVE with leggings and sweaters, much comfier than tight jeans.

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May! 

Movement: Definitely have been feeling some little flutters.  Especially at night, I think we may have a night owl on our hands.  It is the craziest and most amazing feeling in the world.

Sleep: Sleeping okay.  I am really not normally a side sleeper.  I have always slept on my stomach so I am trying hard to get used to my new sleeping position.

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.

Cravings: My latest craving has been salami.  Hubs made me the most delicious sandwich on Christmas Eve and I have had one everyday since then =).

Symptoms: There's a new one this week, HEARTBURN.  Something I have never experienced before and let me tell you it is not a pleasant symptom, but it is better than the morning sickness.

Best moment this week: Showing off the baby bump at Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner, also Baby Barrett received some adorable presents, which was quite touching!


Leslee said...

You look wonderful Amanda! Such a wonderful time for you, Brian and your families!

P.S. Sent you a little video link via email...

Emily said...

Looking cute as can be. Heartburn is a good thing...that means your baby will have nice hair. This is the only "wise tale" I have found to be semi true! HA Enjoy the rest of your break from school as it goes way to fast.