Woohoo! 18 weeks baby. It’s October 20 and I’m so excited to know the gender of Baby PA or Baby Palma-Arboleda (since we still don’t know the gender and the baby still doesn’t have a name). Everything seems to be going great. I just feel hot all the time. The heat is killing me.
I’ve been staying inside our condo for two weeks. I’ve already quit my job and I just plan to continue my work as a full time blogger and to continue the workshops that I conduct for Manila Workshops. Speaking of which, I am really excited for our first Mommy-related workshop. My partner for this venture is Martine De Luna from DaintyMom.com. Our workshop is called It’s a WAHMderful Life Workshop and this is made for those who want to be work-at-home-moms or WAHMs. Here’s our poster!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors: Celeteque, Unilab, St. Patrick, Howards Storage World, inWrite, Titania and Xend. I hope the moms and dads attending are excited about this as I am!
Anyway, just to summarize my pregnancy thoughts and feelings now that I am on my 18th week:
How far along? 18 Weeks, 2 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 14 lbs (from 132 to 146)
Maternity clothes bought? I borrowed and am currently using my sister’s dresses 🙂 (thanks Kinney!) She lent me 6 dresses so I don’t have to buy a lot for this period. I also have two shorts and maternity tops from my hubby and from my family.
Stretch marks? None… but I feel my tummy become itchy at times.
Sleep: I have been down with a cough and cold, so it takes me a while to sleep. I also wake up early around 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning to go to the bathroom.
Best moment this week: I think that I felt my baby last Saturday (October 13) during mass. It was like feeling bubbles pop inside me… weird! I cannot describe the exact feeling.
Miss Anything? My flat tummy and clear skin STILL (I am still breaking out!). I miss fitting into my old clothes.
Movement: Not sure but it think it was really Baby PA, whom I felt last Saturday!
Food cravings: Mamou steak still…
Anything making you queasy or sick: still the smell of Coffee
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I really have that bump already.
Gender prediction: My mom says it’s a girl while my dad and Ej says it’s a boy. We will know by November! I’ll wait for next month.
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy… I have quit my job early October and nothing is stressing me out anymore! 🙂
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move again and knowing the gender
I’ve been feeling alright except for the pain in my right hip/butt at times. It gets better when I stretch it. I think I need to exercise already. I hope my doctor will allow me. She didn’t allow me since I had another spotting incident on the 15th week. I would really love to sweat already.
This week was also our third wedding anniversary. I spent the day with my hubby and we went around looking for stuff for babies and stuff for the nursery. I’m really excited to start shopping for the baby. I’ll start once I know the gender 🙂