at 18 weeks, my tummy is starting to round out; and while it started low and flabby, it is most definitely trying to ride up into my ribcage and is becoming more solid as each day passes. well i guess i have crossed into the "looks pregnant for sure club" as perfect strangers that i bump into at the store have asked me when i am due. if i am toting my toddler (who usually is a handful at the grocery store) i sometimes get looks of sympathy (or is it pity?!), as people respond, "wow, you are going to have your hands full!"
don't i know it......
miss blaire is just busy growing like a weed, and apparently is now the size of a bell pepper, measuring 5 1/2 inches from head to bottom and weighing around 7 ounces. her little uterus and fallopian tubes are completely formed, and her ears are fully developed and have now moved into their proper position.
as for me, i have been sleeping well still, and am not really noting any negative effects of this pregnancy. in fact, i feel really great right now, and am thrilled to have a burst of energy that i was previously missing. we spent almost the whole weekend outdoors on the lake with friends, and i enjoyed every minute of soaking up the sun! i do run out of breath when i am exerting myself, especially if i am carrying hendrix at the same time, but i am getting used to that. ;)
i plan to share more about our weekend soon, but here is a quick photo of hendrix's first beach experience!
he loved it!