Sunday, March 4, 2012

21 Weeks

I'm a day late with my update this week. Would love to blame it on the fact that I had to go to Canada Wednesday through Saturday this week for my grandfather's funeral... but let's be honest, they've been late the past couple of weeks anyway. This has been a crazy week between our gender scan appointment, 9 hours to Canada, funeral events, 9 hours back home and missing 3 1/2 days of work... I am exhausted and discombobulated and not looking forward to going to work tomorrow and trying to get everything back on track. 

How far along: 21 weeks

How big is baby?: The size of a banana this week. The doctor said Tuesday that she is 12 ounces long and measuring perfectly for this week. 

Total weight gain: I gained 1/2 a pound this week bringing my total to a little under 12 pounds gained total. The doctor said Tuesday that my weight gain was perfect and right on track so I'm feeling good about it. I also have a clearly defined little bump right now that I feel cute with. I still feel big, but I just feel so pregnant that big isn't bothering me. This is a nice place to be. 

Maternity clothes:
 Love my 2 pairs of maternity pants and yoga pants. I still fit into one pair of my pre-preg dress pants. I still have lots of shirts that fit, but plenty of others that have bit the dust. 

Best moment of the week:
 Seeing my little baby! The last time I saw here she was a (very cute) indistinguishable blob, now she is this miniature human being in there. I saw her sweet little face, arms, legs, fingers, belly. She was so beautiful and I'll admit that I teared up a bit seeing her little perfection.

Food cravings: With the unexpected trip to Canada this week, I didn't really get to eat what I wanted or when I wanted... it was a little frustrating to always be hungry and not always able to eat something. I did have a major chocolate craving Thursday night which my mom fixed by buying me a $6 pint of Ben and Jerry's... yeah, Canada is crazy. 

Food aversions: Squishies! That's what I call chunks of tomato, onion or other various vegetables in my food. They've always grossed me out and half the casseroles we ate this week were full of squishies... thus why I was often hungry up there. 

Symptoms: Some back pain and a lot of tiredness... not sure how much of it was pregnancy and how much was a total of 18 hours in the car over the span of 4 days... yuck! I'm also always hungry... even if I just ate 10 minutes ago. I swear this baby is part tapeworm.  

Movement: I love feeling this little one as she gets stronger and stronger. She is totally a little dancer and loves to move. At the funeral Friday she wouldn't stop moving! I love the way it feels when she moves and find myself looking forward to it all day long. I can feel her best when I'm lying down... so I often lay down for a little so I can hopefully feel her for a bit! 

Gender: Girl!!! I just love being able to say that. I would have been happy either way, but there is something about a sweet little girl that I can dress up and put in pink that just makes my heart melt. I also love finally being able to refer to her as "her" rather than "it". 

What I'm looking forward to: Picking a name for this little girl and starting to pick out her nursery and all her other stuff!

What I miss: Um... not really anything. I mean I miss my "normal" sleep, but I wouldn't trade her for any amount of sleep! 

Next appointment: March 28th. I'm excited to get to hear her little heartbeat again, but I'm not looking forward to the glucose test. 

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