How Far Along: 21 weeks
Total Weight Gain: 13 pounds (!! – insert shocked, embarrassed face here) I can’t believe I just wrote that for all the world to see.
Maternity Clothes: Most of what I wear now is maternity, mainly because it’s SO comfortable! I layer some of my regular shirts that I don’t mind stretching with maternity camis, and I still have one pair of jeans left that I can fit into – granted it’s a “loose-fit, wide leg trouser jean” but still!
Best Moment this week: Actually seeing Hadley kick (or punch?) from the outside. I could tell the kicks were a little bigger than most so I looked down at my belly, and sure enough, it looked like something was poking me from the inside.
Movement: She’s been pretty active lately, although it comes and goes and is still mainly at night before bed. There have been two days recently when it has felt like she was doing karate in there all day long. The kicks feel like muscle twitches, to me, inside of my stomach. Matt has been able to feel them now too, which is exciting.
Food Craving: Nothing really unique here anymore… my cravings come and go just like they did before I was pregnant. Aside from McDonald’s chicken nuggets (ugh – it makes me GAG just typing that) there isn’t really anything that is just repulsive to me anymore.
What I miss: The ability to workout without getting extremely winded (wait – could I ever do that?)
Sleep: I have to sleep in my “pillow nest” as Matt likes to call it. Hadley has found my sciatic nerve too, so I have needed those extra pillows even more.
What I am looking forward to: Our next ultrasound at 28 weeks; although I am also probably the most anxious about this moment as well as it will tell us if the cyst on her brain and the fluid on her kidney have gone away. Either way, I can’t wait to see her precious face again on that screen.
Belly Button: In – although it is definitely wider than it has ever been.
Symptoms: The sciatic nerve pain is the newest development here; hoping that as she gets bigger she’ll find a different spot to hang out!
And the latest belly pic: