How Far Along: 18 weeks as of today! Totally forgot about week 17. Damn, these weeks just fly by, especially around the holidays! Also, 18? Already?
Total Weight Gain: Check back in approximately twenty-nine weeks although some days it looks like my bump is considerably smaller than the week before.
Symptoms: Heartburn, hip aches and insomnia. It's like the Pregnant Woman's Symptom Trifecta.
Maternity Clothes: I really don't understand why people complain about there not being any affordable, stylish maternity clothes out there. Old Navy and GAP are having (had and will continue to have) killer sales on all of their clothes and you really can't go wrong with either for price and quality. I'll admit, some of my Old Navy stuff tends to wear out after the year but at the price point they offer especially with a discount? I don't mind replacing it the following pregnancy. ASOS continues to be a go-to for more trendier pieces and I'll be looking back there towards the end of next month when I need something to wear to that black-tie affair!
Let's take another quick minute to talk about how adorable this sequin patch tunic is from Molly Suzanne. I am a sucker for anything with elbow patches and, well, glitter elbow patches? Mind blown. It's a great versatile non-maternity piece that fits great over the growing belly and is long enough to cover my tush, making it perfect to wear with leggings!
Gender: A beautiful baby boy. Our third, sweet and wonderful bundle of blue.
Movement: I officially feel M3 all the time and it's just so ridiculously awesome. I can't help but think how foolish I must look every time that wild grin spreads across my face. I don't even want to forget what this feels like- even when the soft pokes become uncomfortable jabs and punches. Right now I feel him mostly when I'm sitting- at the table, the desk, the couch, etc.
Sleep: Terrible. That is all.
Cravings: Always spicy. Spicy anything. The spicier the better. Give me all the spicy things.
Thinking Names: Still thinking about the one name that Husby and I agree on. Middle names are throwing us for a loop but if we can successfully think of an "M" middle name, the baby will share the same initials as his older brother, Carter. I like to think that reminding my husband how great it will be to reuse all of that monogrammed clothing will push him into 100% agreeing on the name we've chosen.
Funny Moments: Maclane is obsessed with pulling up my shirt and pointing out my "belly, belly!" I guess I should be thankful that he's not showing off his beloved drinks instead but literally, every available moment, he rips up my shirt and shouts "BEYYY-BEYY!" Not embarrassing in the least, I swear.
Not So Funny Moments: Maclane's obsession with sharing my belly in public places... like the park and Chick-Fil-A.
Nesting: Wanting to fix, paint and decorate anything and everything in our house but not exactly having the budget to allow such nesting is driving me absolutely insane. Trying to space out our "projects" and realizing that we have at least one project to take on every month between now and M3's arrival.
Best Moments this week: Feeling M3 move around in there on the regular.
Looking Forward To: Eating my pregnant way through Thanksgiving and hosting our very first "Cookies and Cocktails" party in early December!