Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 21 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017

How far along?: 21 Weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  I haven't gained much weight the last couple of weeks...which is a blessing because I gained MORE than I should have in the weeks prior to that. I think I'm up about 15 lbs., which still exceeds where I should be but is right on track with where I was during my first pregnancy at this point in the game.

Stretch marks?: No stretch marks. I started using the Bio-Oil this past week in hopes of preventing any and all stretch marks...let's hope it works!

Symptoms: I think I'm just being whiny....but my lower back has been aching a bit in the evenings. My method of treatment: relaxing {after H goes to bed!} in a bath with Dr. Teal's Epsom Salts...and it seems to be curing my ails.  

Maternity clothes?:  Yep! All day, every day! It's gotten ridiculously H.O.T. in Texas, and I'm definitely not going to make myself uncomfortable by trying to squeeze into tight clothes. I've got a pretty decent selection of summer maternity clothes since H was born in August...but I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to be wearing when the weather turns cool here in November!

Sleep:  Sleep comes easy...just can't seem to get enough of it!  

Cravings: Candy...and all kinds of sweets! However, I don't think these cravings are pregnancy-specific. I've been a candy/dessert addict for as long as I can remember!

Mood: I don't think I've had time for any crazy mood swings over the last few weeks. Between being swamped at work and chasing after a B.U.S.Y. toddler at home {who tries to push back his bed time by a few minutes each night}, I feel like I'm just going with the flow most of the time...and I feel like I'm handling it pretty well. Perhaps the husband might disagree with that...but I haven't personally noticed any big spikes in my mood!

Best Moment of the Week: We talk about baby brother a lot with H, and he's finally gotten to the point he understands "brudder" is growing in Momma's tummy {he was telling us "brudder" was in HIS tummy about 50% of the time when we'd ask}. My heart nearly exploded the other day when we asked him about his baby brother...he ran up to me and started patting my belly while saying, "Love Brudder!" Sweetest.Thing.Ever!

Looking Forward To: Deciding on a name for our little guy. Last night when Ryan was talking to the babe before we went to bed, he apologized to him that we haven't picked a name I think we really need to get to work on that!

21 Week Bumpdate

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