You are more than 18 weeks along now. It’s really crazy how big you’re getting and how quickly this is all going along. We’re almost HALF WAY there!! Can you believe it?! I can feel you every day now. I really love it, sometimes you kick harder and longer than other times… Like when I’m at work and reading the news. I’m not sure if you really hate my voice or really like it but you kick a lot when I’m doing that. I laugh to myself when I think about what you must be thinking.
I can’t help but wonder if you’re strong cause of the vitamins I’m taking. I’ve been taking them since before I was pregnant with you so I could get my body to stock up on the goods for you. Maybe that’s why I can feel you so much already.
Monday your daddy and I find out if you’re our son or our daughter. We’re very excited to know… Especially me. I can’t wait to go out and buy you a little sporty outfit, or a dress. I think I’ll go straight to the store after we find out to celebrate.
I already feel a little bad for your siblings after you. I’m so excited and I love you so much already I just feel like you feel complete our family! I hear the first pregnancy is the most exciting. It’s hard to imagine being this excited every time. Don’t tell your future brother or sisters how excited I am about you ok? They may get jealous!
You are on my mind ALL of the time now! I think about what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, what I’ve been feeding you, what you’ll look like, how big you’re getting, if you’ll get here ok… It never ends! I’m just SO EXCITED to meet you and hug you and kiss you, and I can’t believe you’re actually MINE! It’s really crazy to think about it. I love your daddy a lot and it’s so cool thinking about you being exactly one half of me and one half your daddy. I hope you get his good looks.
Spawnie, I’m getting huge! I guess that means you are too, but more on that in a moment.
We already have plans for the three of us! Next year, when you’re over a year old we want to take you to a football game… BYU vs UT. It’s gonna be AWESOME. And we’ll get you all dressed up in BYU gear. You need to watch the game if you’re going to play it (assuming you’re a boy).
You’re about 5 inches long now, and you’re flexing your joints more, you’re also forming this weird skin stuff around you this week to keep you from getting all wrinkly while you’re floating around in there.
You’re making mommy have to go to the bathroom a lot, and I’ve been very faint when standing for a long time… I’ve blacked out twice at work in the past few weeks… But that’s another story. The doctors say we’re ok, I just need to drink more water and sit down when I feel the symptoms coming on.
(Photo from Baby Center)
You’re also taking up a lot more space in my stomach now. Last night my stomach was hurting REALLY BAD and I wasn’t sure if it was because I was having Braxton Hicks contractions or if you’ve just pushed my stomach way up to my chest and it was hurting from all of the moving. When I took a picture of my stomach this week I noticed my bump got more stretched out, and it looks like I’m carrying you higher now. According to the wives tales that means you’re a girl! We shall see in just 5 days!
I love you Spawnie, keep on growing strong!
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