This is an ultrasound picture of an 18 week old baby in the womb. Mine is 19 weeks, so it looks approximately like this one. Daniel and I keep marveling over the idea that there is another human being inside of me right now. It's just such an amazing thought.
Today I researched info on Braxton Hicks contractions and pre-term labor because I was feeling nervous about having such strong uncomfortable contractions so early in my pregnancy. It turns out that the more kids you've had, the more likely it is that you'll have Braxton Hicks contractions earlier and stronger. Also, it can be brought on by dehydration, so I'm trying to drink more water. Although I have more energy than I did in my previous trimester, I still feel tired a lot and tend to compensate by drinking too much diet pop and tea. It's strange how one minute it feels like this pregnancy is dragging on interminably and the next it seems to be flying by. I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl next week!