I am back with Baby Bump Monday! I hated not having any chalkboards up for you all the past 3 weeks, but after battling the flu, bronchitis, and then food poisoning (while still mostly going to work), I just didn’t have any energy to make chalkboards. Heck, I barely blogged. I felt THAT bad. BUT I’m so happy to be back!

Baby bump chalkboard by The Vintage Modern Wife inspired by Little Baby Garvin. 18 weeks pregnant!

How far along: 18 weeks! Time is really flying and I can’t believe that in 2 weeks I will be halfway through this pregnancy.
Gender: We are SO excited to finally find out our gender tomorrow! When we had our scan a month or two ago the baby had it’s legs closed so we couldn’t even take a guess. It’s time to find out for sure now!
Maternity clothes: I’ve bought a couple maternity jersey fabric dresses, maternity jeans and capris, but not really any (other than 1 or 2) maternity tops. I still can wear my regular shirts for the most part. They’re just tighter on my belly.
Stretch marks: None yet but I definitely feel my chest getting bigger so I am constantly putting cocoa butter on.
Belly button in or out: Innie 🙂
Sleep:  Sleep is pretty good now that I’m not sick. I still wake up several times a night trying to get comfortable though. It’s weird not being able to sleep on my stomach or back anymore!
Best moment this week: Last Monday, April 14 I was home sick with food poisoning. I was so worried abut the baby and tried to get as much rest as possible. Because I was laying on the couch most of the day, I was able to FULLY feel the baby’s kicks! It was so weird and cool at the same time. It felt like a tiny muscle spasm at the very bottom of my stomach and I kept having them! I’m feeling them more and more now and it’s just so amazing to know that my baby is doing well. I also got my hair dyed, cut, and styled on Friday and it’s made a world of a difference. I just feel like ME again and don’t feel like such a frump. I was looking INCREDIBLY haggard the past few weeks (hence why there were no selfies on Instagram!)
Miss anything: Nothing really!
Movement: Baby is an acrobat. I feel him/her kicking all during the day. Sometimes it’s so much that I tell my stomach, “Ok baby no more!”  It’s such a weird feeling!
Cravings: Carbs of any kind, sweets, and milk! This weekend alone I’ve had at least 6 glasses of milk. I usually only really have milk with cereal so it’s definitely new for me!
Queasy or sick: I’m feeling SO much better. Mostly I was just feeling sick the past 3 weeks from the flu and food poisoning, so it’s GREAT to be back to my old self.
Looking forward to: Finding out if Baby Wolfe is a boy or girl! I’ve been waiting very impatiently the past few weeks! 
Pearl’s thoughts: Pearl is always by my side. I’m not sure if she’s figured out what’s going on but she’s definitely cuddly and loves to get really up close to my stomach. I am going to crack up whenever she can finally feel the baby’s kicks and she jumps up. It’s going to be hysterical!

Love this progression of baby bump pictures of The Vintage Modern Wife from 10 weeks pregnant to 18 weeks pregnant. I can't wait to see all the way to 40 weeks!

I can definitely tell a difference in my chest and stomach from week 10 and this week. It’s crazy to see a dramatic enough change!

What do you think Baby Wolfe is going to be? Comment with your guess! I’ll do a drawing with those that guess the correct gender for 2 ELF lipglosses. Good luck!


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