Thursday, March 20, 2014

21 Weeks

Weight: Well, my scale varies so I think I need to stop using it. . It says I'm up 1-2 pounds since my last appt 2 weeks ago & I hope that's wrong since I should only be gaining 2 pounds every 4 weeks. 
Symptoms: I've definitely been more emotional lately & crying about things. Still cramping sometimes & headaches but not as frequent. Backaches have been bad on some days.. usually lower. I have also noticed I have been really light headed and out of breath sometimes. I will just be standing there & have to find somewhere to sit down. I've also started to laugh.. at everything.. is that a pregnancy thing? ;)

Clothes: Everything I wear is pretty much maternity now. Tanya gave me even more clothes & I've been rocking dresses & super comfy shorts my mom got me! 
Sleep: Sleep is the same still. I wake up so often to use the restroom I don't even think about it anymore. I also will still have some nights that I will wake up and be up for 1-2 hours just tossing and turning while my mind runs wild. 
Cravings/Aversions: Chocolate anything really ;) I've really had to calm it down with how Much dessert food I was having. I didn't say I would cut it out.. Just that I'll limit myself to one brownie instead of 2 .. And by 2 I mean 4. I've also been eating a ton of strawberries & frozen organic soft pretzels. Oh! And I saw an advertisement for chilis chips and salsa & I reaaaalllly almost made Nathan take me at 10 at night .. (I like to dip the chip in ranch then in the salsa, please don't judge me) but don't worry I settled for store bought chips and deli salsa. It's all good. 
Baby- Little girl is doing good! She is about the size of a pomegranate at 10.5 inches and 12 (ish) ounces. It's so crazy that's she's getting so big & will almost weigh a pound! It's really starting to sink in that there is a tiny human in my belly!! 

Movement: This girl is a mover! Despite finding out I have an anterior placenta, she has been moving so much lately! One day she moved so much I only didn't feel her moving every couple hours but for the most part it was pretty consistent and I loved it! She has also started to kick back when I put the stethoscope on my belly (although she did this a couple times in the past too!) and she will kick me if am am sitting hunched over so I tend to do that to get her to move if I want to ;) 
How I am feeling: SO GREAT! Can we talk about how different the second trimester is?! I never thought I would see the day again where I enjoyed grocery shopping, meal planning, budgeting & cleaning again! I have so much energy & I want to do everything. I've actually been enjoying cleaning & spent a day off just getting stuff done & it was fun to me haha! It's why I think I was fine with doing another post this week.. I also realized I was trying to hard with the chalkboard so I got less crazy so I could stay more motivated ;) I am soaking it in because I know I may get uncomfortable come the third trimester. 
How Daddy's feeling: "I'm excited to paint her room & get everything around the house finished." 

Other Stuff: I cannot stop shopping for this sweet girl. It's probably getting out of hand but baby girl stuff is just so cute! Last week I got some stuff at JCPennys and later that night Nathan and I went out and got her even more at Kohls. I was also in Payson this last weekend and found an amazing deal on a white changing table that matches her crib! My sister actually used to have the same one & loved it! It is so well made with tons of storage and I got a smokin' deal! 

Check out my other Pregnancy related posts!
Becoming Parents
19 & 20 Week 'Bumpdate'
17 & 18 Week 'Bumpdate'
16 Week 'Bumpdate' 
14 & 15 Week 'Bumpdate' 
13 Week 'Bumpdate'
0-12 Weeks 'Bumpdate'
Pregnancy Announcement
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  1. sounds like you need to speak to your doc about all those things. i'm not baby expert or a dr but is that all normal with pregnancy.

  2. Now's where the fun starts! ...well, for a while. :) All of the movement can be so fun! Don't stress out about what you're supposed to be gaining and weighing. As long as the baby and you are healthy that's all that matters. You're only "supposed" to gain, what, 20 pounds at a healthy starting weight? I was a little overweight so I "should" have only gained 15...I gained 60 total, but I bloated SO bad. It was basically all water weight (I lost almost half of it 2 weeks pp). as long as you're all healthy, don't worry about it! (I know it's easier said than done, and everyone always thinks they have a right to ask your weight..)


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