18 Weeks and the Bump is Bumpin’

[Ross baby-talks to Rachel’s belly.]
Phoebe: How can you let him talk to your crotch like that?
Rachel: He’s talking to the baby.
Phoebe: Oh! Okay! Okay, ’cause when — when he said “I can’t wait to hear your first words,” I thought, “There’s a trick!” -Friends


-He’s the size of sweet potato, and there’s no question that I’m bumping! I can’t believe just this morning I was complaining to Match that I didn’t feel like I was big enough for being 18.5 weeks. He just shook his head and told me I’m huge.

I guess when I don’t look in the mirror at the belly or at pictures, it’s still easy to forget. But I’m officially bigger than I’ve ever been, and I LOVE it. Even my favorite nurse at Kaiser exclaimed when she saw me, “Look at you bumpin’!”

This week was a hard one for me. At this point in my pregnancy with Roo, I had gone to the ER at 18 weeks, 1 day for heavy bleeding.  From that day on, I got more and more sick, until 19 weeks when I went into labor. So this week has brought on a lot of worry, and I have freaked out over ever twinge and slight cramp.

The good news is everything looks great with our little Piglet. The Dr. immediately reassured me that my cervix is nice and long, that Piglet is growing on schedule, and that he has plenty of fluid surrounding him. And then Piglet decided to tuck and hide the goods, giving us all a well deserved laugh. We wouldn’t have cared if he turned out to be a girl, but we did just announce the gender, and decided on a name. But Piglet is still a He, and just proved he likes to keep his parents on their toes. 🙂

Starting next week, I will officially be in new territory as far as this whole pregnancy thing is concerned. I can’t wait for new milestones, and hopefully we’ll start feeling him kick from the outside!