18 Weeks

       This past weekend was chocked full of diy home improvement projects (hopefully I can post some soon). So when we finally had a chance to take a belly pic of me not covered in sweat, sawdust, and paint...we took advantage. This pic is not the best, but was taken at 2 am, when we got home from a night of cooking, board games, and me drinking root beer....oh ya I forgot that I cannot stay up until 2 am anymore....especially when we had to wake up around 8:30 to do construction.

Total weight gain/loss: +9, but it is so sketchy
Baby’s Size: Length of a bell pepper
Maternity clothes? Stretchy dresses.skirts, work out clothes, and I rocked the Target Be Band for the first time on Monday with the shorts from the 16 weeks pic because they WOULD NOT button. It was quite comfy.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: great
Best moment this week: Oklahoma with the fam
Miss Anything?  Nope
Movement: Yes and I felt one kick on the outside for the first time
Food cravings: Chocolate
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope
Have you started to show yet:  Matt calls it my beer belly because it just sticks out in the front (at least that is what he tells me to make me feel better)
Gender prediction: based off of Old Wives Tales and my cravings for the past few weeks (sweets), I am saying girl this week
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out?  In
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to:  Finding out the gender and our reveal bbq
       I spent half of the week in Oklahoma with my family. While floating on the raft on Monday I felt a big kick and several small ones in the same place, so I pressed my fingers there and after a few seconds of nothing…Wham! A kick right in the fingers…crazy! I also got to visit my Aunt, uncle, and cousins. My cousin Casey, who is now 6, is the funniest kid you will ever meet. Together, we planned my second wedding to Matt…you know the big party vow renewal with our closest friends and family we are already dreaming of. Apparently, it will be under water on the beach, and I will have a water-proof dress, and serve banana ice cream instead of cake. :) DONE! He is also quite the little celeb, and was on the Children's Miracle Network Telethon being interviewed and in a commercial that weekend. He was born with spinabifida, but he is such a little talker/flirt/athlete and is the perfect representative for children fighting an ailment.
 See charisma! ;) Just having some fun on our shopping trip
The shirt just doesn't look quite as good on me (the most belly you will probably see while I am pregnant...17 weeks 2 days).
As per other's advice, I lathering on a high spf sunscreen so I wouldn't burn....too bad it was a gel which apparently doesn't jive with me...I got splotches of burn which have now turned purple :/
          This week I found out that my current body fat % is 25% (one percent away from the "fitness" level) which is not bad at all considering I am 4 months pregnant. One woman swore my kid will come out fit; telling me I was an inspiration to still be bootcamping (that was the first time I have EVER gotten a compliment that relates to physical fitness haha). I wish I could go longer, but because of the summer heat this will be my last month. I don’t want to be anyone’s inspiration…just don’t want to get lazy when I stop going.

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