Saturday, April 16, 2011

18 Weeks

Today marks 18 weeks. The biggest development of the last week (or 2) has been the taps of fetal movement I've felt. I have been able to feel these several times a day, mostly when sitting down. I feel them in various spots in my lower belly (sort of where my bladder is). Some are strong enough that I've felt them on the outside, and Keith's even felt a few! It's definitely an exciting development, and we look forward to bigger and stronger movements.

I've also recently discovered a passion for frozen yogurt, particularly of the fruity variety. There is a self-serve place here called Orange Leaf that we've been to a few times. Their pineapple and strawberry flavors are awesome! The only downside is that it's not cheap. They charge by the ounce and strategically give you deep bowls to use, so you end up putting a lot in it without noticing. Our last trip there cost us around $9 (and most of that was due to me), so it's not going to be a regular thing. However, I did buy some Blue Bunny strawberry banana fro-yo at the store last week and it hits the spot just as well. So far I'm only craving it every few days or so. But the summer months approaching, I'm afraid this may turn into a full-fledged addiction. I'm embarrassed to admit that I actually had a dream recently that involved strawberry soft-serve frozen yogurt. Is that a sign of a problem? Didn't think so.

Here's today's 18 week pic. As you can see, the bump is still growing (and the shirt really emphasizes that!)



  1. You look so great, Ashley! Do you remember me talking about how much I missed frozen yogurt when we were in Arkansas? I LOVE the stuff!

  2. Hi hi hi - I just stumbled upon your blog and am now a follower!!!

    I'm going to be 17 weeks pregnant this weekend so it's nice to see we are pretty close in due dates.

    Feel free to check out my blog. It's about my hubby, my "nugget" and a few poop jokes too. :)

  3. I bought myself a yogurt maker and it is one of my best purchases EVER!