So I know you’re probably wondering about the strange title. While it is weird, being 18 weeks pregnant has brought on some fabulous things about pregnancy and a, uh, strange one that no one ever told me about. Let’s get to the strange one first…
For real. I wish I was kidding, but what is going on down there? Why are my panties damp all the time? Well, not all the time, but more often than not. It’s strange and a new pregnancy symptom. I did some research and it seems like vaginal discharge (sorry guys) is quite normal during pregnancy.
Oh, is it?
Well I wish someone would have told me about this before. The first time it happened, I thought some pee came out. I ran to the bathroom, but it wasn’t urine. Just a newfound dampness that I’m not loving. It seems like every hole that I have will leak sometime or another within my pregnancy. I’m not excited about this at all.
In other news, it’s been about 2 weeks since I’ve been sick with morning sickness, nausea, or migraines. It’s a miracle!!
I feel awesome not having to worry about feeling crummy all day long. Without jinxing myself, I really hope that having a good past 2 weeks means that the worst is behind me and I’ll only get to feeling better, well until the 3rd trimester (I hear that’s brutal at times). You can just call me the eternal optimist!
Let’s move on to my appetite lately…
It’s significantly increased and Tarzan calls it “manly”.
Manly. Nice, huh?
I feel hungry ALL of the time, not just for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a little scary actually. I know it’s a normal part of being pregnant, but it’s still weird.
I’m not going to lie – It’s strange to eat breakfast and then be hungry 1-hour later. Gone are the days of eating breakfast, lunch, small snack, and dinner. Now my schedule is like: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, another snack, dinner, snack.
Snack, snack, snack!
I met my mom out the other day and she called me while I was on my way. She said ,”Are you hungry? Have you eaten lunch yet?” (who is she kidding with asking if I’m hungry) and I told her, “Mom, I’m ALWAYS hungry.” I’m just hoping that I don’t gain like 10 pounds at my next doctor appointment.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
The best and final part of my topic is the flutter that I might have felt this past week. All this time I’ve heard the word “flutter” to describe how it feels when the baby moves. Without sounding dumb, I honestly don’t know what a “flutter” feels like. Is it like butterflies in your stomach when you first fall in love?
Anyways, Tarzan and I were driving the other day and I felt something that can only be described as a “flutter”, or at least I think. It feels like the closest thing to a flutter that I could imagine, but then again, it could have been gas I suppose. I like to think that I felt my baby moving in my belly.
I was really excited to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl and now the next big excitement will come when I feel my baby kick. I guess only time will tell if I actually felt the baby moving, or if it was just lovely gas.
Oh, how I’m really hoping it was the “real” deal!
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