Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pregnancy Update: Week 18

Well hello again everyone!

Danica (Brooke) here, I have been wanting to get back to the blog for awhile now but I have been so unbelievably sick! And by sick I mean all day morning sickness. The sickness started for me around week 5...I am now at week 18! To say the least I would be totally ok if it decided to go away now :) Throwing up all the time takes it out of you. I have been so tired all the time, and I have had no desire to get ready for the day. I basically do what I have to to make it through each day and call it a success. I have been on a nausea medication for most of the time. Occasionally it works if I can keep it down, but for the most part I still throw up at least 5-6 times a day. My doctor has told me that I should start to notice the sickness going away now that I am in the second trimester, I am crossing my fingers that he is right! Working two jobs through the sickness has been interesting to say the least. Luckily my boss has let me work from home a lot so that I don't have to share the fun with my office co workers:)
We are super excited to find out what we are having! I haven't had much intuition about it, neither of us really care either way though as long as the baby is healthy we are happy!

I thought I would do weekly updates here on the blog, if anything so I can go back to remember this experience. I will be answering a little list of questions that I have found other bloggers doing, I think it is a super cute way to remember the experience week by week.

How far along: week 18 day 5

How big is the baby: The size of a sweet potato

Cravings: Citris has been tasting really good but I wouldn't consider it a craving. I want sushi so bad it hurts.

Weight gain: 20 pounds. This seems a little high to me but I haven't been too worried about it with as sick as I have been. Survival is my number one concern at this point :)  I have not been able to work out at all since I found out I was pregnant so that has been a huge lifestyle change for me!! Also my boobs have tripled in size and feel like they weigh about 20 pounds each so I am sure they have contributed to my lovely weight gain.

Stretch Marks: I haven't noticed any new stretch marks, I already had a few on my inner and outer thighs from when I was a teenager, but I have not noticed any new ones up till this point. I have been using Mothers Special Blend and a sugar scrub to help my skin remain as stretchy as possible! My skin has been HORRIBLE through this process, I have developed exema and the worlds driest skin, it is so itchy!

Sleep: I sleep alright. I wake up every 2 to 3 hours STARVING so I have to get up and eat. I have tried ignoring it and I get so sick, so lesson learned I have to eat 24/7. I am hoping the sickness will pass soon so that I don't have to eat at all hours of the night. I am sure that has contributed to my weight gain as well.

Thoughts: Aside from all of the sickness and changes in my body I feel so grateful and excited for this new adventure in my life. Experiencing pregnancy has been a crazy ride but one I wouldn't change for the world, I feel so blessed and a little overwhelmed at the thought of becoming a MOM. I think of how selfless my mom is and wonder if I am capable of that kind of sacrifice. It will be a growing experience for selfish little me that is for sure.

We are going to find out what the gender is on the 27th of this month! I am so antsy to find out what this little nugget is. I had a dream that it was a little boy but I have some pretty crazy pregnant dreams so who knows if this information can be trusted:) I will keep everyone posted on the gender reveal in the next couple of weeks!



  1. Awww so sorry to hear that you are experiencing such bad morning sickness! Crossing my fingers that it goes away soon :) Feel better chica!


  2. Aww so exciting!! Can't wait to find out what you're having! :)
    Any names picked out yet?

    Renee | Lose The Road

  3. I hope you start feeling better! I cannot wait to see what you are having.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod