I woke up this morning and realised I'm over 18 weeks pregnant, and I have no idea how that happened. OK well i know How it Happened, but was it really that long ago?  How did I not notice?
My baby is now the size of a bell pepper, (which makes me feel a little bad about the omelet I had for lunch) and his or her ears are in their final place, which sounds a little creepy.
18 weeks!!!!!!
With both my girls I had the Big Ultrasound booked for the day I turned 18 weeks, and this time around i don't even know where in this city i can have an ultrasound done! It reminds me of this email my mom sent me a few months ago;

Changing Attitudes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Babies

Your Clothes

1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.



Preparing for the Birth

1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.

3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.



The Layette

1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.

2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean & discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?



Worries

1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby.

2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.

3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.



Diapering

1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.

2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.

3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.



Activities

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.

2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.



Going Out

1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.

2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.

3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.



At Home

1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.

3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.



Pacifier

1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the bottle.

3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.



Swallowing Coins

1st child: when first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.

2nd child: when second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.

3rd child: when third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!!

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