How Far Along: 21 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 4 pounds. Will weigh again the next time I go to the doctor. I can tell I am growing, though. I was starving all day today!
Gender: It’s a girl!
Movement: She’s still moving lots when I eat. She also moves most (where I can feel it) if I am laying down watching tv or going to sleep. I can feel her more now when I am standing.
Sleep: This week was an improvement. I still get up at least once a night to go the bathroom, but that’s normal.
Maternity Clothes: Still none yet. I had to laugh because I bought some shorts in a smaller size in April thinking that they would fit all summer. What in the WORLD was I thinking? I tried them on yesterday and they were a bit snug (to say the least), so I bought a Bella Band today.
Symptoms: I swear my veins are sticking out more this week. Increased blood flow maybe? Also, my lower back was hurting me a bit today. May be completely unrelated to baby, though.
Aversions: Fried food. Thank goodness!
Cravings: Sweets!! Tommy and I split a Hey Batter, Batter Blast yesterday and it was good for the first 10 bites, then I had to stop because it was too sweet. So I guess I am not too obsessed with them.
I also would love some Key Lime Pie or a Lemon Square. Tart apparently sounds good.
What I am most looking forward to: I have been looking for furniture and décor for her room, so that has been fun!
Best Moment this week: We cleaned out her closet and moved all of her little things that we have purchased or received for gifts to her new space. We also got a new car for me. I had my 2-door Honda for 11 years, so it was a little bittersweet, but I definitely have way more room for baby in my new one! (Another Honda – a Pilot this time.) Also, so grateful for a three day weekend to get stuff done, spend time with Tommy and sleep in! (And, of course, grateful for our troops, which goes without saying.)
In non-baby news, Carter went on several walks with Gracie (my mom’s dog), so that was definitely a highlight this week.