21 Weeks Pregnant

DSC_3974How far along?  21 weeks.

Size of baby: The size of a carrot.

Weight: I was 128lbs, but I’m sure I’ve gained weight.

Stretch marks: Not yet.

Gender: GIRL!

Nursery: I’m so over the pink…I honestly don’t know what I want. We still don’t even have a name yet.

Maternity clothes: Yes! I bought some new shorts and I LOVE them!

Sleep: I have a hard time sleeping because I think I have a touch of insomnia. I am up constantly and swear I could get up at 3am and be okay for the day. Although I do nap when Josie naps daily. I’m starting to get more comfortable in my positions though, but still wake up every once in a while on my back and can’t feel my arms because of the lack of blood flow.

Best moment the week: I had a nice lunch date with Nina. It got me out of this house. Since being off work I’m having a hard time “not doing anything”. It’s very difficult to not get up and get out. I’m not on bedrest because risk of blood clots but still am very restricted on what I can do. I can’t wait for Bobby to come back, it’s pretty lonely without him. Also, baby girl started kicking so hard you can actually see my belly move. Pretty awesome! I can’t wait for Bobby to get back to see and feel it.

Food cravings: I’m so over the salads (sadly). I wish I still craved them. I want fruit but don’t have any in the house except bananas and apples. I used to eat fruit every single morning at work. I’m craving cheese balls (Brazilian cheese bread) with butter and parmesan cheese. It’s very gross but oh my goodness I can’t stop. I think baby girl wants fats because it seems to be what I’m eating/craving lately.

Food aversions:  Josie’s burgers don’t bother me anymore.

Symptoms: Sleep is hit or miss. I have had HORRIBLE acid reflux. Strangely this is the week the “hair starts to develop” so it’s probably due to a little Chewbacca making herself nice and hairy in there like Josie was when she was born. I have no complaints about my face. It seems to be back to normal. My skin looks good…not dry. My hair feels normal. Besides feeling like this little girl is so so low and going to fall out and the cramping/bleeding if I do pretty much anything, I can’t complain.

Mood: Wish I could work. I’m starting to feel depressed.

Movement: Huge kicks and punches! I love it!

What I’m looking forward to: Bobby coming home and seeing little girl on the sono again next week to check on my placenta previa.

What I miss: Doing anything I want and bending over without feeling like I’m crushing a tiny human.

21 Weeks

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