October 24, 2013
How far along? 21 weeks
|Week 21: Your baby is the size of a carrot (source)|
Total weight gain/loss: I packed my lunch every day this week - had a salad on Tuesday and Thursday and apples, bananas, pomegranates and goldfish for snacks. My weight was all over the place in the morning and by evening it was a steady 9lb gain. I should have gained between 10-15 lbs so far, but I was overweight prior to my pregnancy, so I'm trying to be happy with 9. (It's so weird seeing the scale creep up!)
Maternity Clothes? yes! and my first order finally came in the mail. I need to return a pair of shoes and a way to low cut shirt, but other than that everything fits good! SIL gave me two more shirts with another pair of jeans so yay!
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep? Getting more difficult. I'm having crazy dreams. I'm a bank robber, someone dies, someone steals my laptop, an old elementary school friend empties out my purse (thanks Victor!) In our bedroom we have black out curtains and they really work I haven't been awaken by the sun in a very long time- I've been right-on-time to work every day this week. Don't forget to FALL-BACK this weekend!
|Here's a new maternity shirt I got from JCPenny. Got lots of compliments today!|
Best moment this week: Feeling some tightness in my belly. Body is rearranging or baby is putting pressure, not quite sure. I think I might have felt movement on 10/18/2013. I wasn't digesting food or in an awkward position and I felt what seemed to me like gas bubbles in my very lower abdomen. Could it be? Baby's first kicks??
Miss Anything? Guilt-free eating. I had "cooked" sushi one day for lunch, but it wasn't the same plus it came with a side of guilt. Are we sure all these fish from the Pacific Ocean aren't covered in nuclear waste from the earthquake leak? Hubby may get his wish and I'll have a superhero baby due to the radiation.
Movement: none? See 'Best moment this week'
Food cravings: none. Nothing tastes AMAZING. So I'm just eating for energy, not for pleasure. So sad! Does this mean it'll be difficult to get my kid to eat?
Anything making your queasy or sick? Still can't eat big meals. I packed a big lunch on Wednesday and had to leave the break room early b/c I couldn't finish eating it. It was so frustrating watching everyone eat while I feel like a stuffed pig. Packing lots of healthy snacks to snack on throughout the day.
Have you started to show yet? Oh ya. I read a blog where this chick wasn't wearing maternity clothes at 22 weeks and I thought to myself "you've got to be kidding me!" well turns out she was wearing the belly band - a band made of Spanx like material you wear over your jeans so you don't have to button them...I would be to afraid of my pants falling down, so I skipped the belly band and went right for the maternity jeans - they were a hand-me-down from my SIL, so it was an easy transition. Going to Dallas this weekend to see friends and family I realized how big I had gotten - everyone's reaction was "wow!"
Symptoms: Sciatic nerve pain on right side (in the beginning it was the left side, weird...)
Labor signs: none
Belly button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? Engagement ring on.
Happy or Moody most of the time? I say happy. There has been some stressful situations lately (not to do with the baby) but the health of the baby is my #1 priority and I refuse to stay in a bad mood or get riled up over anything. My SIL was pregnant with her first when her mother passed away. We were talking and she shared that as much as she wanted to get sad and depressed, she couldn't because of her responsibility to her unborn baby. Such a strong woman! I do not want to have a similar experience, but I do want to be that strong and healthy.
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving and being surrounded with family and friends. (Notice I'm not looking forward to turkey and stuffing - probably b/c I won't be able to eat a lot!)
Labels: baby, pregnancy