Wednesday, August 15, 2012

18 Weeks Pregnant

Hello Dolls,

I cant believe it, I am 18 weeks pregnant eeeeks. This week I started to notice my body changing more than ever. I started to pack on the pounds finally.. I am now 125-126 :) As I was reading some pregnancy books, I noticed that each and everyone of them states by 18 weeks I should have already gained 10-13 pounds >_<  Although I havent reached that number yet, I am still content with my weight gain now. Kalvin and I are beginning to prep for our trip to Dominican coming up in 2.5 weeks.  TBH it is so hard to shop now because this week I am showing a lot more. My belly looks HUGE, it just came out of nowhere. We went shopping for dresses and I found it extremely tough and a bit depressing considering there were no dresses that flattered my bulging belly lol. I tried H&M, Zara, and even Old Navy and nothing seemed to fit right. Truthfully, I am still adjusting to my body changing. I know its a good thing because it means our little cutie patootie is growing, but I think it's still going to take some time for me to get used to it. I found the most amazing and inspirational website about soon to be mothers or mothers who are adjusting to their new bodies during pregnancy and post pregnancy. The website also discusses post partum depression, infertility, miscarriages, life during pregnancy, and many more categories. The website will be listed below for those who are interested :) Pregnancy is a beautiful journey for a woman, but it does take a toll on a woman's body. I didn't get any stretch marks yet. I am still using bio oil every night to possibly limit the chances of developing stretch marks. Bio oil works I am telling you dolls. Even Kalvin uses it on his arms (he got stretch marks from working out too much lol) I noticed a change in color and visibility after 1 month. I also think stretch marks are hereditary, chances are if your mama had it, you will likely get them too. My mom had 4 kids, two of which are twins and she has ZERO stretch marks. She didn't use any remedies at all during her pregnancy and her tummy now is lovely and smooth. Anyways, enough about me, lets talk about our baby...

Baby: Our baby is now 14.6 cm long from crown to rump. Our baby weighs about 5.3 ounces. The ears are in its final position and our baby continues to flex his or her arms and legs (sooooo cuteeee)

Like always, 

Love, Peace, and Happiness
xoxoMommy L

Here is the amazing Website:

18 Weeks Pregnancy Vlog