How far along: 21 weeks and 1 day, 132 days to go
Baby's size: About the size of a Banana (theBump); approx 10.5 inches long and weighs approx 12.7 oz
Symptoms: Bad pelvic area pain and backache, out of breath and CRAZY heartburn.
Sleep: Up every 2 hours to pee and uncomfortable because of pelvic pain so not a lot of sleeping going on.
Total Weight Gain:I won't be using my actual numbers here (it's too embarrassing), I lost 10 lbs in the beginning before I even went for my first appointment so according to my doctors office I've gained a total of 19 lbs (OMG), but really from where I started before I got pregnant and sick I've only gained 9 lbs (this is my crazy in the head way at looking at this so I don't feel bad for all the fudge and candy I ate over Christmas).
Maternity clothes: Have been wearing maternity only clothes for awhile now, I popped way earlier this second time around. Trying to sport the whole leggings and skinny jeans look with boots and tunics this time around. It's comfy and pretty cute.
Best moment this week: My husband finally getting to feel her move.
Movement:All the time, stronger movements and kicks now. It took longer this time to feel the baby partly because I have an anterior placenta (it's on top against belly like a cushion).
Food cravings: Everything sweet and salty! Can't quit eating on most days, but still have those days where I have to take the Zofran and don't really want to eat anything.
Gender: GIRL....GIRL...GIRL....I'm still so excited about this and can't wait!
Labor signs: None, but I am having Braxton Hicks contractions already.
What I miss: BEER & WINE!!! Oh what I would give to have a drink. Does that mean I have a problem? =) Also, sleeping normally.
What I'm looking forward to: When the baby gets bigger and Jackson can feel her moving.
Weekly Wisdom (aka what I learned this week): That every pregnancy is completely different. I could list a million ways this pregnancy is different than my first. Way more uncomfortable this time much earlier.
Milestones:Last week I reached the halfway point and that was super exciting!
Emotions: Realizing that I only have 19 weeks left kinda freaked me out because of all the things I want and have to get done before she gets here (see goals before May post). And the damn ASPCA dog commercials are killing me.
Photo of the week:
|20 Week Bump|