Thursday, July 21, 2011

21 Weeks

So this is going to be my second pregnancy update in just 1 week, but I know if I don't catch up now I never will!

I decided that I will try my best to make Thursday my update days and hopefully they will help keep me on track!

Today is the last day of my 21st week and not too much has changed except for one big thing...

Gender: GIRL!!! 

Total Weight Gained: 3 pounds

Sleep: I have good nights and bad nights, the past 2 nights have been really good though! I feel bad for Mr. B & Roxie because I have the AC on high all night and in the morning I am stripped down w/ no sheets or blankets, Mr. B is hiding under the covers and Roxie is curled up in a ball on the floor trying to keep her face warm. I don't feel that bad for Mr. B because he can just get more blankets, but I don't know what to do about my poor pup! I guess I'll have to give her some more blankets too! 

Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. Most of my non-maternity shirts are not looking quite as cute as they use to.

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing my belly move/twitch when she moving all around!!! I saw it yesterday morning and Mr. B was able to see it once last night. It was so cool and exciting!  

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. Still loving sweet and sour things though! I'm a little upset because my new favorite thing has been a nice big pink lemonade from Wendy's. Wellllll we went the other day and they gave me regular lemonade. I had Mr. B go in and tell them I needed PINK lemonade and they said they no longer have that and switched to regular lemonade. Wahhhhhhh!!!

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.    Mr. B just had a work party and steak was my only option so I did it, and it was the moistest, most tender filet mignon I have ever had! I was really nervous about it, but thankfully it was really good and there were no problems :)

Symptoms: Thankfully no major symptoms this week! Got sick a few times and heart burn seems to be creeping back.

Movement: Yes! Feeling flutters and occasional big kicks and loving it {so far!}

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, a good night sleep. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling harder kicks and movement for my family to feel!

Weekly Wisdom: Stay hydrated & enjoy a nice swim and floating in the pool :)

Milestones: Harder kicks and belly twitches!

I experienced my first official flight while being pregnant. The last flight I was just 4 weeks pregnant, I was a little nervous I would get sick but I wore my sea bands, got sick at home before the flight and made it the whole way{which ended up being 13 hours of travel, 3 flights and 2 cancelled flights!} there with no problems except for uncomfortable seats. 

I also experienced the hottest day of my entire life. My cousin had a wedding in MN, and not sure if you've seen it on the news but they were under an extreme heat warning. It was like 105 degrees with 90% humidity. It was insane. The ceremony and reception were both held outside. My camera lenses fogged up just from being outside! We were all disgustingly sweaty, but we eventually just embraced it and enjoyed the wedding.

So the extra "glow" from this week is due to the crazy heat and sweat :)


Amanda said...

you look great in that picture! what a cute dress! :)

Justin and Jessica said...

You look great!!! :) Glad you are starting to feel better!

We live in S. Dakota ... used to live in MN, and we are experiencing the same thing with the weather here. I am almost 7 months pregnant ... the weather was the most miserable thing I've been through. Two nights ago the heat index was 110 at midnight.

Mrs. Mama said...



I LOVE her name!

Kerrymarie said...

cute dress, shows your bump beautifully!!

Natalie said...

you look adorable!

Romance In A Glance said...

You are stunning. So adorable...
Have a wonderful week :)

Mateya said...

I live in South Dakota and we have been having that same crazy was unreal! Glad you survived :)

You look fantastic! and only 4 lbs...luck you!