How far along: 21 weeks
How big is your baby: just over 1lb, about the size of a spaghetti squash
Total weight gain: 8lbs
Maternity clothes: pants and some tops
Stretch marks: not yet & praying they don’t make an appearance anytime soon!
Movement: Been feeling “quickening” since 16 weeks, but felt my first hard push last night…that was a strange but wonderful feeling. Little man isn’t too much of a mover & groover and the placement of the placenta prevents me from feeling more.
Sleep: I need more than I am getting and I am no longer sleeping through the night…guess I had to get used to that sooner or later!
Symptoms: Crazy emotions, occasional nausea, mild cramps
Best moment this week: Seeing him suck his thumb on the ultrasound this morning! I can’t get enough of seeing my little one!
Food cravings: Not nearly as much as the first trimester; still the occasional red meat craving and sometimes fruit.
Food aversions: chicken…I had tried it once mixed into a dish and it was ok, but chicken alone is awful so I try to stay away!
Labor signs: too soon
Belly button in or out: in, for now.
What I miss: sleeping more, peeing less and running. I really miss running!
What I'm looking forward to: getting the nursery put together, and finally holding my little man!
On another note, I've had a few requests for updated belly pictures, and I promise I will add some more in the coming weeks as I grow, and grow, and grow! In the meantime, I will share a few of the 'watch me grow' pictures I have been taking over the weeks...enjoy!