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Week 21 Bump Update:
How far along are you? 21 weeks, 4 days…past the halfway point! In fact, at week 22, I’ll be 6 months pregnant according to this chart. Whaaat?!
How big is baby?: According to The Bump app, Baby P is the size of a pomegranate, at 10.5 inches long and 12.7 ounces. WOW! Nerve cells are developing for the five senses and last week, taste buds were fully functioning.
-Still have some lower back pain, likely due to the moving, shifting and growing in my belly!
Sleeping: Been having some weird dreams and not sleeping so great. Also trying to sleep on my sides, rather than my back.
Cravings/Aversions? Sweets of all kinds (but this is typical when I’m not pregnant haha!), Olive Garden salad with dressing, Carnation Chocolate Breakfast powder in milk (have had it everyday since the beginning of my pregnancy and am still craving it!) For aversions- I’m not feeling deli meat these days.
Fears: Wondering how Izzy will react to Baby P. We’ve been trying to prep her, but I think she will have an adjustment period before transitioning into her role as Best Big Sister. Any advice on this front?
Miss Anything? Ease of movement. I’m not super big yet but with every quick or sudden movement I am very aware of my belly and it makes me slow down a bit.
Generally Feeling: I can’t believe I’m past the halfway point – time has gone by so slow and yet so fast at the same time! I can’t wait to meet Baby P but I also want to continue to enjoy this pregnancy and watch my body grow. So incredible!
Now that my energy is back, it’s been nice getting back to workouts. My go-to treadmill workout is 5 minute walk/run intervals. Goes by fast!
Looking Forward To:
–The baby bump is definitely out and about! I have observed that the bump slowly makes an appearance throughout the day, after meals especially and is biggest at night. Grow baby, grow! Belly button is also starting to turn into an outie!
-I recently won a trip to a resort in Florida via fellow Chicagoland blogger Mommy on a Shoestring and we plan to go in Florida for a babymoon! WOO HOO! Can’t wait to feel the warmth and sand between my toes!
What I’ve Been Loving: We had the anatomy ultrasound last week to check for problems, etc. and thankfully, everything came back great! It might be the last ultrasound we have, so I was glad we got lots of photos and got to see the little peanut. So much love already!
Maternity Clothes? Mostly all maternity-just so dang comfy! I also decided to move clothes that no longer fit into our guest room closet so I can easily identify what fits in the mornings without trying a million things on.
In my November clothing budget, I mentioned that I got a For Two Fitness tank from eBay (for over half off!) Unfortunately, the seller never shipped it and ignored all my messages. Trying to get my money back from eBay but SO frustrated! Luckily, I ended up winning a gift card from my pal Fit Running Mama and got this beauty!
Also just picked up a new sports bra from Moving Comfort. The straps are adjustable, which I’ve heard are perfect as you grow and are perfect for nursing in a pinch!
Boy or Girl: Still not telling yet until we do the gender reveal for T’s family at Christmas. I will say, though, the gender reveal at Thanksgiving was a great success! The story: my family loves to play cards. So we got everyone together around the table (with over 30+ people, some just watched) and played a fun game called “Mess your Neighbor.” In this game, you are dealt a card face down and if you get a King (which is high), you flip it over and yell BAM! (It’s means you basically are immune from elimination for that round of play.) Before we started, though, we told them that just one of the kings was colored either pink or blue. So…no one knew when it was coming or who it was being dealt to. It was SO suspenseful for everyone and such a blast!
Movement: Still waiting on the edge of my seat for the first kick! I hear they come when you are still, before bedtime when they aren’t being moved around all day. We will see! Sometimes I think I feel little flutters here and there, but I’m not sure! I was getting worried that I hadn’t felt any, but the ultrasound tech confirmed that the placenta is right in the way of things, so once Baby P grows a bit more I will definitely be feeling it soon!
What I did/got for baby:
-I went to Facebook to ask fellow mommy friends on books/resources, and got a ton! Needless to say, I placed an order on Amazon and will have plenty of reading to do for the near future!
-Doing more registry updating day by day after reading reviews, interacting with products in person, etc. We have officially started the nursery (will share updates later), and purchased a crib and ottoman/glider– two bigger furniture items we needed. Still need a dresser, but am hunting on Craigslist for one we can paint ourselves and “customize” a bit!
Best moments of the week:
Seeing Baby P at the ultrasound moving about with those little hands and feet and nose….I could go on and on!
And how cute are these blocks?! They are from BB Blocks and will be perfect for bump updates…and for when Baby P is born to track milestones! Makes for a great gift too. (Thanks to the folks at BB Blocks for sending these over!) These come in plenty of cute color schemes and are great for tracking your pregnancy, your baby’s growth or even a pet! Get 10% off with code “stylefiles” at BBBlocks.com!