Note: I do not feel well this week. So I had absolutely no desire to even take this photo. It was a one time shot and I took it. I’m not a fan of it but I tried to do a little more front view but still capture the belly.
How far along: 21 Weeks.
How big is baby: About the size of a carrot.
Total weight gain: Exactly 20lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Yes!
Sleep: Sleep is getting better. I’ve learned to prop myself up, which helps A LOT. But since Bobby has been gone, I am back to having nightmares again. Kitty loves to keep me company though since she follows me everywhere I go in the house when he’s gone. She’s my lil watch cat.
Best moment of the week: Discovering I can hear BS’s heartbeat with my stethoscope! I am obsessed. In love. Dreaming of holding this little love. Also, getting some last minute gifts put together to go out and getting a few new baby items this week from our cyber Monday splurge.
Food Cravings: I don’t have much of an appetite this week. I’ve been sick and feeling completely off. I have hives up and down my legs (of unknown origin) and a wonderful fabulous UTI. I’ve been craving salads.
Food Aversions: Coffee this week. I just cannot drink it. The thought makes my stomach queasy.
Symptoms: The same. Still stuffy (congested 24/7), acne really bad, swollen legs/ankles at times (when I work), and back pain (at night, in bed), stretching and pulling (constantly), pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome (the worst in the morning and at night) and a new annoying itchy rash/hives on my thighs. But it’s not PUPPS.
Mood: Always thankful, happy and overwhelmed. A little lonely since my husband is gone. But definitely been catching up on my rest.
Movement: I’m feeling tiny kicks, a lot more intense than last week’s movement. Still at times, it feels like blowing of bubbles in my tummy/pelvic area and sometimes higher up. When I put my stethoscope on my belly to listen, BS kicks that area and you can actually see my stomach move and the stethoscope move up and down. Pretty cool. Amazing feeling. I love love love it.
What I’m looking forward to: The next ultrasound! And Bobby coming back from the oil rig (again). Oh yeah, and my brother coming to visit for Christmas. I can’t wait to squeeze his little being.
What I miss: My husband, my energy and sleeping with no interruptions.