18 Week Bumpdate

Hey friends! I’m excited to be sharing another bumpdate today – 18 weeks! If you’re new around CWS, I’ll be sharing a monthly recap of my pregnancy until Baby T arrives. 🙂

18 Week Bumpdate

Gosh, I always have so much joy writing these updates. It’s crazy how quickly life starts to change when you’re pregnant. I’m not complaining one bit – I’m loving it! Things have been quiet here on CWS for two main reasons: 1. Life has been quite busy and crazy. I’ll get to more details on all of that in a post coming next week. 2. Everything I’m brainstorming or feeling inspired to write is focused on my pregnancy. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing but I really want to try my best to keep a balance of my regular topics here and the joys I’m experiencing through my pregnancy journey. I so, so appreciate your patience with me!

If you haven’t read my First Trimester Bumpdate, you can click HERE to catch up!

I am currently in week 18 and Baby T is the size of an artichoke (5.59 inches, 6.70 oz). Baby T is able to yawn, hiccup, swallow. Baby T is also twisting, rolling, punching, and kicking! 🙂


WEEK 14:

  • Occasional nausea
  • Morning sickness
  • Backaches
  • Visible veins – I had noticed visible veins in my legs and arms more before week 14 but this week I really noticed them in my boobs.
  • Headaches
  • Baby bump – Well, a tiny, tiny barely noticeable difference, haha!

WEEK 15:

  • Frequent peeing
  • Lower backache
  • Tiredness
  • Morning sickness started to ease up a bit
  • Sore hips – I have always been told I’ll have “good birthing hips” lol but gosh, these hips are definitely shifting a bit and it was quite sore.
  • Photo below: 15 weeks

15 weeks pregnant

WEEK 16:

  • Slightly increased appetite
  • Severe headaches – They were awful. I was properly hydrated, eating right, and even a nap or Tylenol wouldn’t help. Oh, the hormones.
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach issues 
  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sore hips & tailbone
  • Morning sickness 2x 
  • Sciatica pain – I was shocked to have started to deal with some sciatica pain so early on but I think a lot of it has to do with my petite frame.

WEEK 17:

  • Lower back pain
  • Frequent peeing
  • Backaches
  • More energy but got tired easily
  • Hot flashes
  • Occasional nausea – Only when in the car as a passenger.
  • Morning sickness 1x
  • Sore hips & tailbone
  • Acne
  • Photo below: 17 weeks

WEEK 18:

  • Increased appetite
  • Backache
  • Some dizziness
  • Lower back pain
  • Hot flashes
  • Acne

17 weeks pregnant


When it comes to cravings, my second trimester so far is similar to my first trimester – I haven’t had a hankering for 1 specific craving. Instead, my tastes definitely go through changes. I hate this but I have been craving fast food and sweets like crazy. From Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets to McDonald’s nuggets with honey, to a double cheeseburger from McDonald’s… I have been trying to be self-disciplined but sometimes, you just got to give in to the cravings, haha. Oh, taco dip & tortilla chips have been a favorite, too! Oh, and anything apple!


This makes me so sad to say… Chick-Fil-A sauce. If you know me well, I’m someone who usually has extra CFA sauce at home and even in my purse with me, haha. I didn’t see this aversion coming at all!


Over the past few weeks, I have gained about 3-4lbs. It’s hard to gauge my actual weight, even in the mornings, because my body (especially my stomach lol) is going through a lot. I didn’t gain anything my first trimester.


The baby bump has officially arrived!! 🙂 Below is a comparison between 14 weeks and now at 18 weeks. Baby T is definitely showing themselves now.

Excuse the dirty mirror and messy office bump selfies! 


Yes, we do! But we’re not sharing just yet. 😉 I couldn’t wait any longer to find out so I ordered the Sneak Peek at-home blood test at 15 weeks. I’m glad I decided to go for it and will share my experience with the SP test in the future. We’re waiting until after our anatomy scan next week to announce the gender.


I have received a couple of gifted tops from Pink Blush Maternity that I’m loving and will definitely grow into overtime. Mike and I are moving next week (more on that to come), so I’m waiting to really purchase anything until after we’ve moved. I only have 2 pairs of leggings that still fit and none of my jeans button anymore… le sigh. I’m nervous about shopping for maternity bottoms because as a short (4’11”) and petite lady already, jeans/bottoms shopping is hard enough. Wish me luck!

HAVE YOU FELT ANY MOVEMENT? Yes, I have! 🙂 From about 15 weeks, I have been feeling flutters. I was shocked I started feeling them so early since this is my first baby/pregnancy but they do say petite women can start to feel movement sooner. As far as kicks… I’m going to say maybe… There have been 2 times I thought I might have but I’m not sure.


Nope! Thank goodness. I’m really hoping I can avoid those buggers… but they do run in my family, so I’m staying realistic.


Pretty awful, haha. I didn’t even put this up in my symptoms because honestly, my sleep hasn’t been all that great my entire pregnancy. From having to get up to pee a few times a night to not being able to get comfortable, sleep in of itself is a journey. I do think that Unisom is starting to help me a little bit.


Other than missing a nice, crisp hard cider during the fall… nope, I’m trying to enjoy the entire pregnancy experience.

And that’s a wrap, for now, friends! Can’t wait to share more with you soon.

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