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Lauara's Pregnancy Journal

Week 18
~ I Think There's a Baby in There

In my last entry I was questioning whether or not I thought I was feeling the baby move. I had those quick little pokes that happen so fast you aren't sure if you imagined it or if it did indeed happen. I am happy to say that I am for sure now feeling this little one wiggling in there. It's still not consistent or strong, but they are definately little pokes and prods. I usually notice it most when I have finished eating a meal and am just sitting, letting my food settle. I have to sit still and kind of concentrate or I miss them. Nonetheless, they are there and I am thrilled.

Of course, at this point since they are so "internal" no one but me can feel them and my kiddos are a bit disappointed by that. They too have been very anxious to feel this baby move. So, I am hoping that within the next few weeks that the kicks will get stronger and will be able to be felt from the outside.

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Other than that, things have pretty much been status quo. I have another doctor's appointment coming up next week and one the week after. I suspect that my regular OB appointment will be relatively uneventful, but I am hoping he'll pull out the Doppler again so I can hear baby's heartbeat. I just love that sound. I have been feeling really well except for a nagging sinus issue that I just can't seem to get rid of. I don't want to go on meds, so I am hoping he can help me out with that.

My energy level is doing better as well. Now that I am feeling pretty good, I have more energy to do other things. I still can't stay up too late at night, but a least I don't feel like I am going to crash in the middle of the day.

Other than that, all is well.

Hugs and belly rubs . . . until next time!
~ Laura

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