18 Weeks

Size of Baby Brickner:  A mango!!

Maternity Clothes:  I feel like the bump has BUMP-ed this week, I don’t know where little miss came from but she is getting big! I have completely embraced it with more form-fitting clothes, I am loving non-maternity maxi dresses with fun jackets or scarves (this one is from H&M).  I also got a couple more leggings & maternity tanks from Target for Christmas, & want to live in them!

Best Moment This Week:  Christmas, it was so much fun watching Waverly understand more this year! She may even like Santa a little more now after she saw how good he was to her, hoping that means she will actually be willing to sit on his lap with little sister next year! 😉  I can’t wait to share pictures soon!

Miss Anything:  First, I have to say that I still love being pregnant & feel lucky beyond measure to have this baby girl growing in my belly!!  Yet also, I have to keep it real, this pregnancy has definitely been way harder than the first. The cold I got a couple weeks ago felt like it got better & then got worse again, it made for some really exhausting, plus congested, days.  I hate that I don’t feel like always feel like myself with Waverly right now, it’s pretty much the worst mom guilt ever.  Yet then, I remember how much I am giving her, right around the same time I feel the little lady move in my belly.  So of course, it is MORE than worth it – but for the record, I will appreciate a z-pack much more after June.

Movement:  I got paranoid because I hadn’t felt her much recently, & then the last two days have felt her more than ever!  Hands down, best part of pregnancy! 

Cravings: I finally feel like I can handle some sweets again, which makes me so very happy!!  Waverly & I have been celebrating with fudgesicles. 🙂

Queasy or Sick:  Other than the cold, most of the nausea is still gone!  I did have some heartburn this week, which I don’t remember ever having with Waverly.  

Looking Forward To:  Now that Christmas is behind us, I am suddenly getting really excited to start cleaning & purging to get ready for another little person in our house!  I am also really excited for a low key New Year’s & another week off at home with Waverly Maye. 🙂
I hope you all had the most wonderful Christmas Eve & Day, happy week ahead!


  1. December 29, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    I feel the same way, Mama! Now that Christmas is over, I am ready to move on to preparing for baby!!!:) I think our nesting instincts may be kicking in, lol. Glad you are feeling better. And also agree with you on this time around being a lot tougher than the first time. Whew! My pregnancy with Caleb was a breeze compared to this one! It will all be worth it in the end though – that's what we have to look forward to!!!:)

  2. December 29, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Oh you look adorable! I loved that stage of pregnancy, when you look clearly pregnant now, but don't feel like you're the size of a house!!! I hope you continue to get healthier and are managing some rest time too, don't forget you are still growing a person in there!! Happy New Years!! Xx

  3. December 29, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    You look lovely, lady! Love that picture with the fudgesicles. Glad you got your sweet tooth back and hope the sickness stays away!!!

  4. December 29, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    Gorgeous momma! You look adorable!! Loving your outfit!
    You never had heart burn with Waverly?! Lucky you! Tums were my BFF when I was pregnant, HA!
    Can't wait to read about your Christmas!!

  5. December 29, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    LOVE your maternity style! Wish I had found your blog when I was pregnant with Mason because I definitely could have used a few pointers 🙂
    Can't wait to hear all about your Christmas!

  6. December 29, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Cute as ever!

  7. December 29, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    seriously adorable little bump! i LOVE it. and i cant wait to see the big sis/little sis outfit planning i know is going to start happening soon 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    December 29, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Gorgeous!! I wish it were warm enough to wear maxi's around here!

  9. December 29, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    You look amazing! Glad to hear you're feeling better 🙂

  10. December 29, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    So pretty! My heartburn with the first was "bad". Then with my second, it was soooo much worse. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor for help…there are lots of safe things they can suggest. Omeprazole was my BFF near the end and made life much more enjoyable:)

  11. December 29, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    Looking beautiful as always! I'm loving the leather jacket!

  12. December 29, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    This is so fun going through this together…you are feeling exactly the same as me!! Heartburn and so much movement…I didn't feel anything until this past weekend, but I love it!! I hate that you got a cold…mine wiped me out completely. Hopefully, you are getting some good down time with Waverly this week and resting up for the next few months!! You look so good, lady!! xo

  13. December 29, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Love your pregnancy look, lady! Always excited to read your updates each week.

  14. December 29, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    I'm just going to copy and paste your pregnancy updates into my blog :p

    I have had the worst cold too and I swear my body won't shake it. I've had an awful cough for a week now and it's driving me absolutely batty. The other day I went to bed early and did not wake up until 11 am the next day. Completely insane. My poor body was just like HELP ME.

    Anyway, the heartburn has started over here too. Something I NEVER had with A. What to do about it??

  15. December 29, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    You look so good! Your bump couldn't be cuter! I'm glad you're feeling better and hope you don't get sick again, it's not fun -especially when you're pregnant!

  16. December 30, 2014 / 12:15 am

    You are carrying that baby high! Hope there isn't isn't heartburn for you yet!

  17. December 30, 2014 / 1:47 am

    Yeah I loved when I finally popped and could start wearing more form fitting clothes and look pregnant rather than just fat! You've been looking great this entire pregnancy!

  18. December 30, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    You look amazing! That picture with the fudgesicles is the sweetest. Such fun memories.

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