I haven't taken any photos or written anything down for this pregnancy yet, and since I'm 18 weeks now, I figured it's time! I also feel like I'm finally starting to show this week, instead of just some extra soft belly fat ;) I felt the baby move for the first time last week, and have been feeling more and more movements throughout each day. The older kids, especially Nathan, have started touching and kissing the baby (aka my tummy) lately and that is just about the funniest and cutest thing ever. We scheduled the big ultrasound this Friday, where we will get to find out the gender of this baby so it's all starting to feel very real!
If I'm being honest, this has been both the easiest and the hardest pregnancy I've had. Hard in the sense that I was so so sick for 8+ weeks in the beginning and couldn't function like the normal me. Easy in the sense that I feel very content and at ease about this pregnancy and all the rapid changes it is doing to my body. Sounds silly, but in the past 3 pregnancies, I'd always get super insecure and hate the way my chubby face and body looked. It was hard for me to completely let go and embrace the weight and water I was gaining, and I felt stupid and guilty for hating it and caring about it so much. But now, me being older and this being our last baby, I can finally say it doesn't bother me anymore. Knowing this is my last time to be pregnant makes me want to do everything to remember and savor the days this baby is in my body (because really, these days when they're still inside are the easy ones, right?! haha!)
21 more weeks to go! :) :)