Bump Watch: 18 Weeks

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baby girl at 18 weeks

Hello, belly and Baby Girl! Now that she’s officially 18 weeks old, she’s popping out for all the world to see.


I feel like I’m walking around all day, errr-day with a melon under my shirt because she’s gotten pretty big over the past month, and now she’s growing fast, too.

Just how big is she now? Well, here she is with a Grande Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Decaf Latte for comparison, haha.

baby girl at 18 weeks pumpkin spice latte

For the most part, I’m still getting around pretty well, but it is getting a little harder to chase Tabs around the house, to sprint up and down the stairs and to walk up the steepest hills in our neighborhood.

I know it’s only temporary, and this is a special time. Pretty soon Baby Girl will be out in the world, but for now, it’s just me and her.

baby girla t 18 weeks k down

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  1. Agata says:

    Oh Karen, these photos are so pretty and I have never seen you smiling so genuinely! Enjoy this special time!
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  2. Divya says:

    I second Agata! You look so happy and positive Karen πŸ™‚
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  3. These pictures just make me so happpy πŸ™‚ And I love how you’re smiling ear to ear as well! This is such an exciting time, and I’m honored that you’re sharing it with us xx
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  4. Jane says:

    You do look radiant. Like I said in previous comments, make sure you get enough rest during the day. You will thank me. Enjoy this time with baby girl. We would always sing and play Mozart while Zack was in-utero. It’s calming as well.
    Best of luck to you and El Hub!

  5. Juliana Iwa says:

    You are gorgeous! Congrats!
    I just discovery your blog, I’m from Brazil and I love the way you write and show all about beauty in such a natural way!
    Thank you


  6. Jessica says:

    Awww <3
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  7. Shannon says:

    Oooh, I just adore this!! This post feels like a big warm fuzzy HUG. So, here’s me, sending hugs back to the two of you!! *hugs* Much love!

  8. Lorraine says:

    Keep on smiling! Your radiant positivity is the best gift you can give to her, now and when she is tagging along holding her glam-mama’s hand on the Starbucks or Sephora run. You two will have so much to chat about very soon. The time just flies! Glad you are enjoying and documenting the glow.

  9. Julie says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous and glowing! Enjoy every minute – sleep, rest, watch movies, exercise, go on dates, and just enjoy being pregnant and being doted on. I have been through it 3 times…whew! It does all change, but for the better. You will be a great Mom!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Julie. How old are your kids?

      • Julie says:

        Mine are 9 (boy), 4 (girl) and 22 months (boy). That last one caught us by surprise, but he is so much fun and gives us a run for our money! You are way cuter than I was the first time around. Let’s just say I really enjoyed the eating part. More than I should have!!

  10. Chelsea says:

    You are so cute! You are a beautiful lady with a beautiful baby bump! So happy for you, el hub, and Tabs!

  11. Florence says:

    You’re so beautiful, so radiant. It’s a real pleasure to see and read you. Have a nice day and gros bisous to Tabs.

  12. Astrild says:

    Ohh, that smile… you looks stunning, so pretty and radiant.

  13. Ashleigh says:

    Precious photos! So nice that baby girl will be able to see these photos of her beautiful mamma treasuring her in the future πŸ™‚

  14. You must be the most beautiful and most glamorous pregnant woman ever, Karen! And I can just feel how much you love your little girl already, it’s so amazing to watch!
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  15. Brooke says:

    So stinkin cute! Excited and happy for you, hub and tabs! πŸ’œ

  16. Sasha says:

    OMG Congrats !!! You look radiant ! God bless you and you new bundle of joy !!!

  17. Jennifer says:

    It’s rare that I comment, even though I read all your posts πŸ™‚ but you look gorgeous with that glow! I am so very happy for you, this is a special time for you and baby girl. Congratulations and I wish you the best in the rest of your pregnancy. Enjoy every moment!!

  18. Amber says:

    Karen, you look so happy – just love this pic!! I’m so happy for you and your family! πŸ™‚ It’s such a blessing. I’m glad to see you are enjoying this time!
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  19. anusha says:

    Most beautiful mom to be ever! Pamper yourself..enjoy!

  20. Anastassia says:

    Your daughter is very lucky. You are very happy and your daughter will be very happy. Enjoy pregnacy.

  21. Patricia says:

    So beautiful!

  22. Kwmechelle says:

    Beautiful, friend. Totes enjoy these updates. Feels like we’re all on the journey with you. And feel honored that you’d invite us along to take this journey. Keep growing & glowing. It becomes you! ☺️

    • Karen says:

      Aww, thanks friend. I’ll try to remember to take more bump pics. I can’t even imagine how big she’s gonna be in a month. She’s growing really fast!

      • Kwmechelle says:

        It’s so exciting to hear that baby girl MBB is growing. She’ll be here before you know it. Keep capturing these moments in photos. And introduce her to Trader Joe’s NOW. Gotta get ’em started early πŸ™‚

  23. Rachel R. says:

    You look so happy! I love the updates. Thanks for keeping us posted on how you and Baby Girl are doing.

  24. denise S says:

    You look very pretty and healthy!

  25. Trude says:

    Such a lovely glowing mama-to-be! πŸ™‚

  26. Annemarie says:

    Karen, I am so happy for you! I so enjoy your pregnancy updates! You are truly GLOWING!
    How is Tabs doing with all of this?
    Anne Marie

    • Karen says:

      Hi Annemarie,

      I think he’s OK right now but very suspicious. We have a few baby things around the house — some toys and clothes and whatnot — and he’s already marked all of them with his cheeks so we know they belong to “him”, LOL! I keep trying to tell him that he’s getting a new kitten in March but he just isn’t buying it.

      • Annemarie says:

        LOL! I know what you mean about the cheek rub “marking”–My little Rose has to rub against EVERYTHING I bring in the house to mark it hers!
        I’ve read that when you and El Hub bring Baby Girl home from the hospital, you should enter your home first and greet Tabs and El Hub should carry Baby Girl in the house behind you–helps Tabs reduce stress and jealousy towards Baby Girl–but I’m sure he will adjust and love his new ‘kitten” as much as he loves you!

  27. Jenna N. says:

    So precious! I love these updates πŸ™‚

  28. Erin says:

    You look great! HI BABY GIRL! *waves at the screen like a loon*
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  29. Frannys says:

    You are gorgeous!!!! Congrats!!!!

  30. Annie S. says:

    I love looking at happy, glowing (and growing!) pregnant women. Thanks for sharing this journey with us. Your little girl will look back one day and know that she was loved from the very instant that you and your husband (and we, your fans!) knew about her.

  31. Melanie says:

    Awww, congrats to you and your hubby Karen.

  32. Pamela says:

    You look awesome, Karen. Once again so happy for you. Make sure to try out some prenatal yoga. I loved it. You know…Pamela is a wonderful name for a girl (wink, wink) because it means “all honey” and you’re little girl is sure to be sweeter than any Pumpkin Spice Latte.

  33. Kelly says:

    Congrats on your Baby Girl! You are beautiful!

  34. Canan says:

    Congratulations, you look stunning.

  35. Kim says:

    You guys are so cute! I must say that Baby Girl is already excellent at space management because her “home” is barely a bump at all. πŸ™‚ My fellas were building an expansive, ocean front estate by 18 weeks. HAHA!

  36. You look so lovely and pretty, I cant wait to see the bump grow and then finally meet baby girl in March.
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  37. Silvia says:

    Hi Karen, congrats! I read your blog regularly until may 2015. Then I got pregnant and was busy getting informed. But now I am back and happy to see you like that. You look great! I am now in week 29 and it is a boy. So far I am doing fine and enjoy this time very much. Am excited to get more news from you and baby girl πŸ™‚

  38. Emme says:

    You look amazing and so happy!

  39. Gillian Pidler says:

    You look so radiant Karen, thank you for sharing such a special time with us. 2nd trimester is such a fabulous time, so enjoy every moment.

  40. Arlette says:

    Karen, you’re looking radiant! Thanks for keeping us posted about Baby Girl. It’s so exciting to join you in this wonderful time!

  41. Jenn S. says:

    Karen!!! You look amazing and SO happy! I remember my three pregnancies as some of the best days of my life. I was loved being pregnant, especially my last pregnancy. I was savoring it, knowing it was the last time I would ever feel a baby moving and growing inside of me. Soak up every single minute, enjoy every hiccup and kick. It really is a beautiful season of your life.❀️

  42. Lisa Young says:

    Congrats! Get lots of sleep now!! We have a three tear old and a 22 month old, and we’re still perpetually sleep deprived.

  43. KK says:

    You look smokin!!! Girls are so fun, I have 3! Get ready to hide all your makeup!! πŸ™‚

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