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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!