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18 weeks

18 weeks has been a very eventful week for us. We got to see our little one again on an ultrasound and find out that we are having a boy! It was so great having the ultrasound technician point out all of his healthy parts–his heart, stomach, bladder, kidneys, spine, all 10 fingers, all 10 toes, etc. We feel very blessed to have a healthy baby on the way–he is a miracle.
I have been feeling him kick like crazy the past week. I knew it was early to feel that much movement so I was kind of talking myself out of it. I would think “I’m only ___ weeks, that’s probably just something weird like gas.” Nope, it was him. I guess my placenta is in the back so it is normal to feel the baby kick a lot sooner and more often. That is both good and bad–when I’m in my third trimester and he is kicking a lot, I’m told I might not be a big fan of it. As of now, I am loving it!
Weeks: 18
Weight gain: 7lbs total
Baby’s size: 9.5 ounces 
Changes: He is kicking lots. I am pretty tired this week–having to slow down some. Pulling weeds hurt my back:)
Maternity clothes: Some. My shorts/pants don’t button anymore but I just use a hairband through the hole and around the button. Dress in the pictures is Maternity from Motherhood.
Food Cravings: Tacos, fruit, salad, chocolate.
Food aversions: Burgers.
Best moment of the week: Travis feeling baby boy kick!!
Worst moment of the week: Randomly throwing up one morning.
Movement: Yes–lots of jabs.
Missing anything: Raw sushi, a big bladder.
Looking forward to: My sisters and parents feeling him kick when I travel to SD for my older sister’s wedding next weekend. 

Oh, and we think our little boy is so cute and looks like his daddy already!

A few more photos from last night…
 It was a windy night in Chico…
 Thank you, hubby, for taking these. You’re the
July 4, 2012 - 12:55 am

Mercedes Binns - Cute pics! My dad told me how you told Uncle Ed that you were pregnant, such a cute idea! Congrats! Hope all is well :)

September 8, 2012 - 3:04 am

Travis and Danielle - Thanks so much! Love you! Trav came up with the fishing pole idea–it was so cute!

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