Peanut - Eighteen Weeks

Today is - Monday, March 18th, 2013

How far along - 18 weeks

Baby is the size of - A Pepper. 

Total Weight Gain - Still at 12lbs. 

What's going on with Baby - Peanut is busy flexing his/her arms and legs. The ears are now in their final position and and Myelin is beginning to form around the nerves and will continue until Peanut is about a year old! 

What's going on with Mummy - I'm so eager to start 'enjoying' this pregnant but with the first trimester symptoms still floating around it's hard! Also this past week I fell down the stairs. I was so scared that something had happened to Peanut but they seem pretty unaffected by it. Thank god.

Maternity clothing - Yes with trousers. I can still away with mostly normal tops. 

Sleep - Now James is better my sleeping is a lot better. The last few nights though I'm tossing and turning a lot but it's in my sleep which is really weird! I'm aware that I'm moving around but I'm not conscious. Thankfully most nights I'm not needing to use the toilet which is a bonus. 

Movement - Yep! I mostly feel them at night whilst I'm relaxing. They are definitely getting stronger. Last night I was laying down with my hand on my belly and I don't know if Peanut was rolling around or doing somersaults but he/she kept nudging my hand. It was a pretty awesome feeling.  

Food cravings/Aversions - I tend to have a few good days where I can eat pretty much anything and then a few days where nothing sounds appealing. I am craving Beef flavored Monster Munch like they are going out of fashion. 


Morning Sickness - Still there on and off. The past two days it has been firmly "on"

Acne - Seriously? Am I thirteen again? 

Ligament pain - This is on and off and not really causing me too much bother. 

How is this pregnancy different from the first - Thankfully so far this time I haven't developed Vertigo. With James I'd had it for two weeks at this point and was so miserable.  

Best moments of the past week - 

Yesterday my sister had her baby! (A separate post on that to come!)
Feeling more movement from Peanut. 


  1. Maybe you're having a girl - the old wives tale says that lots of acne means it's a little girl because she is taking all of your beauty from you so she will be beautiful lol. Hope that you start to feel better soon!!

    1. Aww! I love that :)
      I'll be happy with either a girl or a boy but having James already it would be lovely to have one of each! xx


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