Sunday, January 15, 2012

21 Weeks

Here we go- I have less time left being pregnant than I have been pregnant- I have passed the halfway mark and it's really unbelievable. Here is the updated for 21 weeks:

How far along? 21 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Definitely up a good 8 pounds from starting weight.  I go in for another appointment on Friday and should get the verdict.  While I thought gaining weight would be difficult, I have a pleasantly relaxed attitude about it.  My body is changing, but I'm 5 months pregnant- it makes sense!

Maternity clothes? Mixing and matching regular and maternity.  I retired a couple of pairs of work pants since they were a little higher waisted and I felt like baby was getting squished. I am still loving leggings and dresses best.  I'm going to fight this as long as I can and try to use what I have in my wardrobe since I don't want to spend too much money on maternity clothes- ask me again next week though.

Stretch marks? Applying my burt's bees body butter so far to try to prevent them. 

Sleep: Sleeping with potty breaks, nothing new :)

Best moment this week: Finding out we have a healthy little BOY on the way!  Hubby and I went together for our appointment and the look on his face was priceless.  We also had the best moments together shortly after and I wish I could bottle up the experience and keep it forever.  I have not mentioned it, but hubby has been incredible over this pregnancy and I am feeling incredibly lucky and loved.  He is going to be the best father to our little boy.

I also announced I was pregnant and having a boy on facebook.  Despite having a blog, I'm a private person and was not comfortable drawing attention to myself, but I was so over the moon excited I wanted to scream it from a megaphone.

The support and excitement we received from our friends (including lovely blog friends) and family was incredible and I feel so lucky.

This week's comment of the week:

I didn't get anything obscene, but a lady offered me her seat on the train- which is a first sign that people actually think I'm pregnant and not just eating too many cupcakes...mmm cupcakes!

Miss Anything? Nope.

Movement: I feel little boy moving in the evenings before bed.  It's subtle but I love it.

Food cravings: Regular foods for the most part.  I am loving spicy foods quite a bit and crunchy veggies (cucumbers, celery).  Food tastes pretty good these days!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nada.

Sex: BOY!

Symptoms: Still swollen gums, a little bit of pulling on my lower abdomen, and some shortness of breath.  My back was a little sore this week, but I'm combatting it with yoga.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Really happy.  I'm one of those annoying people who finally loves being pregnant.

Looking forward to: Working on the registry!

Exercise: Daily walks with the doggie, including a couple of hour+ walks since walking feels so great, 4 yoga sessions, and I do pushups most evenings.  It's silly, but I do them in the evening while watching TV.

1 comment:

Anne Marie said...

I can't believe how fast the time is flying!