21 (+2) Weeks!

I stole this idea from Jenn at stillamamawannabe.wordpress.com


How Far Along: 21 weeks 2 days

How Big is Baby: Baby is now the size of a banana!

Gender: I can’t tell you… we are keeping it a secret!

Baby’s Milestones This Week: Baby can now taste food that I am eating. Which is interesting because I had my first craving of chocolate tonight.

Total Weight Gain: 10 pounds give or take a pound. I was sitting at a 5 pound weight gain for about 10 weeks then in week 19 BAM it started coming on. Feeling nervous about gaining too much as I am sure I am going to get Huge considering I am only 5’2.

Who We’ve Told About the Pregnancy: Everyone pretty much.  🙂

Maternity Clothes: I bought my first maternity clothes last weekend! I went cheap as I have no idea how my body is going to grow. I bought a pair of jean capris from old navy and 2 tank tops. The capris have the waist that goes up to your boobs and holy jeez it is so very comfortable.

Stretch Marks: Not yet. I say this because I am certain I will get many. Even growing up I got many from getting taller. I blame genetics…

Sleep: My lovely wife bought me a snoogle which is amazing! I am not a huge pillow fussy person in real life but I have been having major difficulty not sleeping on my back. I have always slept on my back and even though I am not supposed to I wake up on it. I am hoping that if my body or baby needs to be adjusted I will wake up. The snoogle helps with sleeping on my side a ton. If you don’t know what it is I recommend google. It is amazing! M has already told me once baby comes out she wants it!

Best Moment of the Week: Baby kicked our dog. She sat up high on my belly and it kicked her and she moved to the bottom of my belly and I felt it kick there after. It was really funny. Im not sure the dog felt it.

Food Cravings: First craving tonight!- chocolate

Food Aversions: none

Symptoms: belly growth, a bit more tired, baby kicks and currently suffering from a really annoying cold that seems to be worse because of my lowered immunity.

Labor Signs: No, No thank you!

Belly Button In or Out: Inny but I wish it would pop out because it looks weird to have a big belly with a bellybutton hole.

Wedding Rings On or Off: On – I don’t want to have to take them off. I love my wedding ring!

Mood: I am always in a pretty good mood. My job is on rotating strike (teacher) so that causes a bit of stress. The government has also taken in upon themselves to doc all teachers paycheques by 10% so this is not good timing. Did I mention we are still paying off our dogs surgery on our visa? Yikes!

Movement: Yes, and the feeling is not how I imagined. It is little pokes usually in the exact same area.

What I’m Looking Forward To: Having the baby healthy and at home!

What I Miss: Honestly, I miss beer and caesars. I do not drink that often usually but since I have been pregnant I have been wanting to!

Nesting: Not too much but M painted the baby room last weekend and we have been organizing it. Not in a nesting way but in a how do 2 people have a 3 bedroom + den house and have it completely full of furniture. We are trying to figure out where the stuff in the current baby room will move to. It is a guest room now and we don’t really want to get rid of the bed and the dresser won’t match…. So we have been re organizing.


One thing I have been feeling a bit guilty about is that I am not 100% positive all the time. I swore when M and I were having difficulty conceiving that if I ever got pregnant I would not complain about morning sickness but instead be happy it meant there was a baby in there. Well I didn’t enjoy the morning sickness. I am a generally cheery person but I find myself worrying about weight gain. I think I am probably in the norm just didn’t see this happening after our struggles. Oh well!


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3 Responses to 21 (+2) Weeks!

  1. Allison says:

    Don’t worry about the weight gain. As long as you don’t over indulge, your body will gain what it needs to. I’m your height and gained 40lbs. Six months postpartum was 10lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight. Now, at nearly 18m postpartum I seem to be back to normal (too bad that extra ten didn’t stay off).

  2. Pops says:

    great blog with great updates! We’ll need some pics of the nursery 🙂

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