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The great stroller debate. 18 weeks

Wow! 18 weeks! Can you believe we’re nearly halfway through this pregnancy? And there’s still so much to do… and sooooo many decisions to make! This week has got me thinking about the long list of things we’ll need before our little sweet potato arrives. In an effort to save my sanity (contrary to popular belief, I do have a little left), I’ve decided to research and compare a few products at a time. First up — strollers and car seats. Right now travel systems seem to make sense. Here’s a peek at several we’re considering:

travel systems

1. BOB Motion Travel System2.Summer Infant Fuze Travel System3.Britax B-Agile Travel System4.Chicco Cortina Travel System 5.Graco Aire3 Click Connect Travel System

Some non-baby highlights this week include seeing The Book of Mormon and furniture shopping. I’m really excited about the furniture even though it won’t be delivered for another two weeks. This thing called patience? I’m working on it!!! I’ll be sure to share pictures once everything is in!

At Book of Mormon

At The Book of Mormon

Ok, back to the baby stuff! I’ll admit, I’m a little bummed that I haven’t felt any real movement yet. Hopefully soon. In the meantime, it’s good to know that his nervous system is under some major construction this week as is his hearing. Speaking of hearing, I’m trying to talk to him more throughout the day. Sometimes I ask him if he feels having Wienerschnitzel  spaghetti for dinner tonight and occasionally I tell him “Wow! That man driving in front of us must have fallen asleep! Why else would he be driving so.dang.slooooow?!” So you see, this kid and I are having some very interesting talks.

And now, my 18 week update:

Total weight gain so far: Earlier this week I thought I was up 9 lbs. But I soon realized that was just a side effect from the Roscoe’s chicken and waffles I’d eaten the night before. So I waited and when I weighed myself the next day I was only up 7lbs.

Cravings: I really wanted a bacon wrapped hotdog this week. FYI This craving has gone unsatisfied so far 😥 Also, I seem to be thirsty all the time. I am drinking (on average) 4-5 bottles of water during my workday.

What I miss: Boiling Crab. A side of rice, a pound of shrimp ( shebang medium of course). I hear you calling my name you sweet temptress you!

What I’m excited about: Anatomy screening next Wednesday. Can’t wait to see this little guy on the big screen again!

New this week: I slept for 11 hours on Tuesday night. 11 hours PLUS an hour nap when I got home. I think my iron might be low so spinach and steak is on the menu for tonight!

Note to Baby: I am hereby giving you permission to kick your Mama!