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18 Weeks

The weather has been so nice in Charleston lately--hence, the shorts in January.
I've really got to get better about posting this on time (I was 18 weeks last week), but at least I'm taking the pictures, right?
How far along? 18 weeks and 6 days
Total weight gain:  6 pounds. I know I'm supposed to be gaining the weight for the baby, but it's still odd to see the scale creep up to places I've never seen before.
Maternity clothes: My normal clothes are beginning to look ridiculous on me. I have a long torso anyway, so it's tough to find pre-pregnancy clothes that are long enough to fit me. Now that I've got a bit of a belly, the majority of my old shirts are gapping at the bottom, which means I'm pretty much in all maternity all the time now. I always have to wear maternity pants or skirts, or use my belly band on the pants that button (clasps don't work with the belly band, as I found out the hard way).
Sleep: No complaints there! I hate sleeping on my side, so even though it's recommended, I'm sticking to sleeping on my back. I sleep better that way, and that's the whole point, right?
Best moment this week: Feeling Tadpole move! I was lying in bed last Tuesday when POW! I felt a kick just under my belly button. The movement was so distinctive and scared me so badly that I gasped, and scared Landon in turn! I haven't had another kick quite that surprising, but Tadpole does move now with regularity.
Miss anything? My old clothes. I look at my beautiful, full closet and know that I won't be able to wear those pants and tops for quite some time. However, I've gotten lots of cute maternity staples in the last week, so I have new clothes to ease the pain. :)
Movement:  Pretty regularly. Anytime I'm lying down or being extra still, I can usually feel Tadpole squirming around within a few minutes.
Food cravings:  I had my first sweet craving for a Cupcake cupcake this week. Landon happily obliged and I got a vanilla cupcake, my favorite.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Smelling the food that I have to wash off on the dishes in the sink. I nearly barfed a few days ago because I had to rinse and load the dishes into the dishwasher. Landon is in charge of this for the time being.
Gender:  We'll know next week! The guessing is at half and half, with the boy sector coming in slightly ahead of the girl guesses (by maybe one person). T-minus 9 days until we find out (if Tadpole cooperates).
Labor signs: Nope.

Symptoms: Belly band usage,heartburn (boo), sleepiness.
Belly button in or out? In, though it's definitely looking thinner than it was before.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time:  No complaints here!
Looking forward to: Registering and finding out if we're having Britton or Gibson!