Friday, March 13, 2009


3 more days (woo hoo) until we find out if it's a boy or a girl!! We'll find out on Monday at 11.

My 18th week was quite adventurous for me
~I started feeling the baby move! It's so crazy and I love it!! Feeling it move has, so far, been the best part of being prego. I can't wait until Tyler can feel it too. To me it feels like a mix between a bubble popping and the hard pulse you can feel in your legs after running or something. It's hard to explain.
~Last Friday, I got another kidney stone! It is not a fun experience. This one was probably 3 or 4 times bigger (about the size of the head of a small nail) than my previous one at 6 weeks . I'm not sure what caused them or what the build up was. Around the time of the first kidney stone, I was taking my prenatals and drinking those slimfast shakes and I wondered afterwards if it was just a buildup of too much calcium or something like that. So, just in case, I stopped drinking those. Well, a few days before I got my second one, I was thinking that I hadn't been eating much meat and that I needed more protein in my diet so I decided to start drinking the slimfasts again. Well, needless to say, I got another kidney stone. So I'm guessing that's what it was. I think I've got a few more in the fridge if anybody wants them, cause I sure wont be drinking them anytime soon!

The baby is about 6 inches long (when I stretch out my pinky and thumb, like the hang-ten sign, that's 6") and weighs 8 1/2 ounces! (We'll find out the exact stats on Monday). I'm a lot bigger now than I was at just 16 weeks, when I took my belly pics. People have actually been saying that they can see my belly now! It's exciting. I'll have to take another picture soon.
For some reason I keep calling the baby He and then correct myself and refer to it as It. Tyler still calls the baby Festus. Haha.

Right now, according to the results in the poll where you answered whether we are having a boy or a girl it's 15 to 9 in favor of us having a girl. I'm kind of hoping you're right. I think it would be great to have a girl, but of course we would be ecstatic either way.

Well, next Wednesday I'll be 20 weeks! My pregnancy will be half over. Looking back it feels like it's gone by pretty fast, but as I remember living through it, it went pretty slow. For the most part I've really enjoyed being pregnant. Like they say, the second trimester has been the best part! And I just can't think about what will happen at the end of it all. Well, I mean, I think about actually having the baby and how that will be, but I'm not ready to think about the labor yet. I don't want to think about that, until I have to, which will, I guess, be fairly soon. We'll start looking into classes soon. There have been a few that we've been interested in and they start around week 27. Fun fun!!


  1. I'm excited to find out what you are having! I'm sorry that you had kidney stones. How painful. Hopefully you don't get anymore.

  2. YAY!!! It's only been three weeks since we found out we're having a boy but it feels a lot longer! How exciting :)

  3. oh my gosh :: one should be enough for everyone!! and moving is the best :)

  4. Thanks for the blog help Emily. You're awesome! Hope everything goes well at the doctor and you don't have a super shy baby. It will be fun to know if festus is a little boy or girl.

  5. well it is tuesday SOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  6. Do you guys know what the baby is yet? I am dying to know!


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