Saturday, April 09, 2011

18 Weeks: Tadpole Meet Milkshake

"Float, float on"~ The Floaters

So, here are a few pregnancy updates because you're just dying to know and I like to give the people what they want.

Symptoms: A bit of mild cramping from round ligament pain and occasional lower back pain, but nothing bad. The old rubber band is on its last legs with my jeans. On to leggings! Also, exacerbated seasonal allergies. I've now given up and taken Zyrtec twice in the last week.

Cravings: Hard-boiled eggs (especially deviled egg sandwiches), walnut bread, chocolate milkshakes, blueberries, kale (well, not exactly any kale, but this kale and chickpea salad they have at Whole Foods which is super yum and makes me feel okay about having milkshakes)

Aversions: Anything too acidic, especially vinegar-y salad dressing

Weight gain: Other people actually put this on their pregnancy blog posts. I don't think I can do it -- it just seems like TMI and also jinxing myself because I'll probably become ashamed at the weight gain after one too many milkshakes.

Growing baby: Now the size of a bell pepper but feeling more like a wee tadpole swimming around in my belly. Which is all kinds of wonderful. Those first movements are the best.

Counting down:  2 more weeks until the big ultrasound! I can't stand it. How do people wait until the actual birth? I'm such a weakling.
Outfit: Lace top (Forever 21), blue tank (Old Navy Maternity), jeans (Urban Outfitters), wedges (TOMS), bracelets (gifted, one made by my very talented friend Krissy)


  1. Michie.. you look amazing! You must be so excited for the ultrasound. I miss those days! My kids are so suffering from allergies. Have you tried quercitin? It's in green tea and apples and can also get a pill (check Whole Foods)... it's all natural anti-histimine. Hope this helps:)

  2. Thank you, Anne! I've never heard of quercitin -- I'll look into it.

  3. You look stunning! Your outfit is adorable. :) I can't even believe I'm saying this, but reading your post almost makes me want to be pregnant all over again. It's such a special time, especially when you start feeling that little babe wiggling around in your tummy!

    So excited to hear what you're having!


  4. Hi Michie! I've nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award over on my site
    I really like your blog. You're stylin'! Hope you'll accept it.

  5. You look absolutely amazing. Love the 'fit.