Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bump Update: 21 Weeks

This was actually from my ultrasound and appointment last week but I had to sneak it in here! It reminded me of the toilet paper wedding dress game you play at bridal showers. :) 

Baby Size: A carrot! (The apps I use say he weighs around 12.7 ounces but he was measuring 1.2 lbs at my ultrasound last week so I'd say that's a little off.)

Feeling: Really great! Though at the end of the week I did have my first moments (okay, 48 hours) of pregnancy discomfort. I have been working out 3-4 times my entire pregnancy which I think is part of the reason I have felt so great. On Thursday, I went to a strength training class at a gym I had been to many times before and we did sprints. I did't sprint (during pregnancy I've been told to make sure you can have a conversation while you are exercising) but I did run and apparently it was enough to pull something in my groin area. It was painful and I was a bit shocked by it just since I have felt so good so far. It was a definite reminder to take it easy - even though I may feel great my body has hormones and a belly it is not used to which definitely impacts work outs! Lesson learned!

Food Cravings/ Aversions: Nothing at all - food has been easy, peasy. I am trying to take advantage of working from home and cooking and baking more during the day. My midwives require all of their patients to track their food intake for a week (they like to monitor things like protein intake, etc). For somebody who has never, ever charted food or calories it was a bit crazy! I did realize that I am not getting enough veggies into my diet so I've started back up again with green smoothies - I love being able to sneak some veggies in before I even eat breakfast. Other yummy prep-ahead items I've enjoyed making are homemade granola and cold pasta salad. SO easy and delicious!! 

Symptoms: Still feeling lots of kicks which I love. My mom has always told me she could sense her children's personalities when they were in the womb, and if that is the case then I am going to be welcoming a very active, precious boy into my arms in a few short  months. 

Weight Gain: Didn't weigh myself

Projects: This week has been more focused on general spring cleaning than anything! There is something about becoming a parent that makes the 'responsibility' part of your brain really kick into gear! Things that we should have been doing as homeowners but have slacked on the past couple of years are finally getting done which is awesome. Chimney/ fireplace has been professionally cleaned, window washers are scheduled, fence estimates are rolling in - it is great.

Dear Baby: We've started sharing your name and it has been SO fun. Your mimi actually guessed it, which was SO cool - it definitely confirmed that it is meant to be your name. I don't have an hour go by that I don't think about you, and I hope you know how much I already love being your mama. You are so precious to your dad and me (and so many others) and we can't wait to meet you in a few months sweet boy! Keep growing strong in there and feel free to kick me as much as you want, I absolutely love it. 

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