Monday, October 1, 2012

{ pregnancy diary: week 18 }

  • I love my immune system! (I say that while rolling my eyes) The weekend before I was to leave for New York, I got really, really sick. It started with this crazy bad headache that would not go away, no matter how much Tylenol I took (which don't worry, it wasn't too much). The headache turned into body aches, a sore throat, and after a visit to instacare, I learned I had the flu and there was nothing I could do about it. Mahvelous, right? Throwing up in the instacare parking lot was the icing on the cake and I spent the next few days in bed. Thankfully, I was better by the time I left for New York! Sadly, when I got back to Salt Lake City on Saturday evening, I got a bad head cold. I think it was the climate change, but thankfully, my nurse gave me a list of meds that were ok to take!
  • Speaking of colds, with all the congestion, I tried the NetiPot for the first time last week (since I knew saline was ok with the pregnancy). It was...interesting. It reminded me of swimming as a kid and getting water in my nose. The results? It felt awesome afterwords! I'm now a fan of the NetiPot!
  • Crazy emotions are still there. Now when I feel them coming on, I've learned to not let it get to me and try to relax.
  • Baby kicks/moves the most when it goes from being really loud to quiet. Almost as if it's saying, "Hey, what happened to all the action I was hearing?" It happened as I drove home from my moms house after watching the BYU vs. Utah football game. To say the least, it was very loud at the house during the game, and driving home in the quiet car, the baby was going nuts! Same thing when we were walking around Time Square- when we sat down inside a quiet restaurant, the baby was moving like crazy! I love those feelings!
  • I'm starting to crave more salty/vinegary stuff like pickles (had the best pickles at Carnegie Deli!) and salt and vinegar kettle chips. Mmm...
  • We find out what we're having on the 19th of this month! I'm so excited and don't have a preference, although the hubs swears it's going to be a girl...we'll see! I'm trying to think of cute, creative ways to announce to our family and friends what we're having. Any ideas you have would be great!


~Hope said...

We had a party with a cake, the filling was the color of the gender, and we let the gmas cut it.
It was fun and I want to do something like that for each baby!

Michelle Day said...

yeah!! We had a party are on blog and FB.
I had a cake with the color inside as well. I have seen balloon release, or you wear the color outfit. Have fun.