I had a fun little pregnancy milestone today: I broke out and wore my maternity jeans for the first time. Let me tell you - you've been missing out. I can't stress how incredibly comfortable maternity pants are.
I actually encourage every woman to invest in a pair for the sole purpose of wearing during major food consumption holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Super Bowl. Not a huge investment either - I bought mine on sale for only $14.99 at Old Navy (be careful though; not all Old Navy stores have maternity sections). I bet you it'd be completely worth your money. No need to unbutton your pants when your waste band stretches to accommodate your growing belly - whether it be full of baby or full or turkey. Just a thought.
I'm also 18 weeks today, which means Baby Lump weighs between five to seven ounces and is almost six inches long. To stick with the food metaphor, this means he/she is about the size of a deli pickle.
Why do I have a craving for ice cream all of a sudden? I kid, I kid. ;o)
Oven Timer: 18 weeks