Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I am 18 weeks pregnant!

Wow time sure flies. I am already 18 weeks pregnant. So far so very good! Definitely no more morning sickness. And according to the weighing scale in my office (I don't know why we have one) I've only gained 4 kilos! I can still fit into most of my usual dresses but with my small tummy bulging. I am still yet to take pictures of my belly ( I am so left behind! For a so called photographer, I have not taken any shots of my belly yet!! I must get on it soon. My face has not bloated (yet) and my feet are still its normal size, no need for new shoes just yet.
We should be able to see the baby's gender real soon. I can't wait!
Last weekend we painted the nursery. We wanted a neutral colour, not the usual pink or blue. So we opted for yellow and perhaps have some nice baby themed boarders. Hubby went out to get the paint and chose the shade himself, while I had a whole day photoshoot. So with the help of my aunt, we worked on the room and by evening, it was all done. The shade was ehem.... a wee bit yellow.... but hubby is pleased with it, so I guess thats good enough for me! :) We are real excited to get the furniture for the room and make it nice and cosy for baby's arrival.
Here's what the Baby Centre has to say about being 18 weeks pregnant:
How your baby's growing:
Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

How your life's changing:
Hungry? An increase in appetite is pretty common about now. Make it count by choosing meals and snacks that are rich in nutrients instead of empty calories (chips, French fries, candy, and other sweets). Bigger, more comfortable clothes are a must now as your appetite and waistline grow.Your cardiovascular system is undergoing dramatic changes, and during this trimester your blood pressure will probably be lower than usual. Don't spring up too fast from a lying or sitting position or you might feel a little dizzy.From now on, when you do lie down, it's best to lie on your side — or at least partly tilted to one side. (When you lie flat on your back, your uterus can compress a major vein, leading to decreased blood return to your heart.) Try placing a pillow behind you or under your hip or upper leg for comfort.

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