I just started showing right after Thanksgiving at about 18 weeks and snapped this first baby bump picture..... but really I wasn't quite sure if i was actually "showing"- I'm pretty convinced that was about 1/2 baby bump, 1/2 five days of Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers pigout.
So i've been feeling really great so far. I've had a few cravings that stand out- cheeseburgers and lemons (not together). I swear I've eaten more cheeseburgers than I have in the past 5 years total. And lemons..... man all I want is a big ol' glass of fresh squeezed lemonade, and that's exactly what i've been having. We drew names on Pat's side of the family for christmas presents this year, with a $50 limit- we're supposed to supply a short lists of "wants" in that price range.... all I really want for Christmas is a 50 pound bag of lemons for squeezing and enough juicy cheeseburgers to make up whatever price difference there is :)
Just this past week I stopped being able to button my regular jeans.... I guess not too bad, made it 18 weeks without having to get new pants. I've still been doing my regular hikes with the dog and plan to throughout the rest of the pregnancy.... that's how i get my exercise. Although i'll be the first to admit I've been feeling a little lazier than usual.
Anyways, I felt it was time to share with my online friends :) I also posted my new-ish Flickr account link over on the sidebar.... I'm planning on using it more often now to document my creations, my growing belly, and life in general- kind of like a picture blog i guess.