Monday, March 30, 2015

Bumpdate: 21 Weeks

Pregnancy Week-by-Week

Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 21 weeks, 5 days

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  16 pounds...which isn't so great! All of the charts and weight tracker tables say I should have gained a maximum of 13 pounds at this point. On the bright side, the weather has been much nicer, so I've been going on more frequent, longer walks. Hopefully this will help keep the weight gain in check going forward!

Stretch marks?: None that I've seen...but I did get my first sunburn of the season while sitting in the backyard reading a book this past weekend. {See my overly pink arms in the photo above for proof!} Only the front half of my body experienced the sun's rays...and there is a distinct line where the sunburn ends on my legs and arms. It's cute, let me tell you.

Symptoms: Nighttime legs cramps {i.e. charlie horses}. OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! I'd been warned that these were likely to hit in the second trimester. They did hit me this past week...like a ton of bricks! I'll be eating lots of bananas and drinking more water to try to prevent {or at least weaken} these evil pains.

Maternity clothes?:  Pretty much all the time. I still have some non-maternity tops that fit over the bump...but unless it's yoga pants/leggings on the bottom, then it's definitely maternity pants/skirts! I no longer use the bellaband to extend the wear of my pre-pregnancy pants, but it's new purpose is to smooth out the panel of the maternity pants that are still a little big and make them feel more secure.

Sleep:  Sleep has been pretty good...until one of those evil leg cramps I mentioned above decides to pay me a visit.

Mood: Happy! The emotional rollercoaster has been steadily cruising along on the high side this week! I guess that means there really has been no rollercoaster...but whatever, I'm happy and laughing a majority of the time...here's to hoping that continues! 

Best Moment of the Week: We had our "halfway point" baby-doctor appointment this past week, which is the big anatomy sonogram where they really check everything out and check measurements to see how he's growing/developing. It was so great to see our little baby boy wiggling around on the sonogram screen. And to hear his fast little heartbeat {153 beats per minute} was absolutely music to our ears. {We asked the lady to listen to it again because we just couldn't get enough...and maybe we wanted to record it for the grandparents to hear! :)} Anyway, the little guy is measuring right on track and everything appears to be perfect at this point.

20 Weeks, 6 Days

Worst Moment of the Week: Realizing the crib we decided we liked the best is also the most expensive of any of the cribs we were even considering. Shocking. {Here's to hoping this little guy does NOT inherit the expensive taste of his parents!} Anyway, we're going to keep looking in hopes of finding something a little more affordable since most of my mom friends have told me NOT to spend an arm and a leg on baby furniture that the little midget just might destroy!

Grateful for: My BFF, Rachael, taking time out of her weekend {i.e. her entire Saturday morning} to walk me through the intimidating aisles of BuyBuyBaby and add things to the gift registry. That store is overwhelming {maybe even a little scary!} for an inexperienced mom-to-be, so I can't thank her enough for making it a million times easier! P.S. We're open to any and all suggestions as to what we need to include in the baby registry. What products are your must-haves? And which products do you thing are a waste?

Looking Forward To: Making some decisions and getting started on the nursery! Actually...I don't know if I'm looking forward to this or nervous over the anxiety it's likely to give me. When did it become next to impossible for me to make a decision?!!?


21 Week Bumpdate



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