So here we are... 18 weeks along and only
ONE WEEK away from finding out the baby's gender.
These next seven days are going to just ... .drag.... on .....
It's a complete mystery as to what we are going to have.
We can't go off of wives' tales, because those have done us no good.
In fact, because I am carrying high, we are going to have a GIRL. But I'm craving salty over sweet, so we are going to have a BOY. The heartbeat was fast, so it's a GIRL. But... my skin is still clear so it's a BOY. I don't have to shave as often, so we're having a GIRL. But the Chinese prediction calendar said we're having a BOY.
Then we tried the Needle/Wedding Ring test over the belly... and it didn't move in lines or circles! Maybe we just aren't supposed to guess.
It's still fun though.
Here is what is going on this week with Baby Bluhm:
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING
Oh and thanks to another friend posting these helpful pictures on Facebook, I won't even need to read one of those boring books on how to be a good mother. These pictures say it all...
Other than the fact that our baby is now growing at a rapid speed, there haven't been a lot of changes. I'm still feeling great, and eating everything in sight.
Although... I am a little concerned about how my back is going to hold out for the next 20 weeks or so. I already have a pretty arched in back, so as you can see in the picture above when I start to get bigger and my belly gets heavier, I am going to feel like I could snap in half! Any women out there have any good tips on how to keep your back from hurting during the 3rd trimester?
Oh and does exercising make labor easier??! Maybe I should get on that.
SWEET BABY MOMENT OF THE WEEK
A couple of our friends have a precious 2 year old and when we go out to eat with them sometimes after Church services, she prays for us and the baby. There isn't a more innocent and pure prayer going up to Heaven for our child so it really melts my heart!