Pregnancy · Rainbow Pregnancy · Second Trimester

21 Weeks

How far along? 21 weeks exactly!

Weight Gain: I’m still at 210lbs which leaves me in the negative 14 pounds. Baby is right on track though at 13oz and in the 60th percentile so I’ve finally stopped worrying about that at least.

Gender: Male! We have a very wiggly little boy.

Maternity Clothes: I just got maternity pants this week and holy fuck! I can’t believe I didn’t want to spend the money on these. They’re so comfortable. I also got a couple of shirts for the length. I don’t know what I’m going to do when it comes to work because they only have our uniforms in t-shirts and that just isn’t going to work.

Stretch Marks: Old ones still, more on my breasts. I also have a couple on my legs but nothing too crazy.

Sleep: Besides the night of worry I’ve been sleeping great. I know that inevitably that will change and I’m sucking it up while I can because I selfishly don’t want to give it up.

Best Moment This Week: Seeing our little boy wiggling away in there not once, but twice. That is the definite positive of everything that is going on right now. At least I get to see my little man.

Movement: All kinds! I’m already noticing a cycle. His strongest movements are in the morning around 8:30am and then at night from about 10:00-11:30. He wiggles around in there constantly in between but those are the times I can be certain I’m going to feel him. He’s very active, I’m sure he’s always going to be on the go based solely on how much he’s moving around in there.

He’s also super stubborn. When he starts moving I try to feel it from the outside to see if S is going to be able to feel it. As soon as I put my hand down there and press to feel he stops moving. Sometimes I’ll even leave my hand there for a long time just waiting and nothing. Then I swear as soon as I pull my hand off, “bam” he starts kicking away. S hasn’t been able to feel him yet because of this, even though he’s kicking hard enough for him to feel it.

Food Cravings: Nothing lately. I really want a cold cut sandwich today but that’s it. I don’t have anything I want desperately and need to have.

Anything making you queasy?: Brushing my teeth in the morning. It always makes me gag and some days leads to vomiting. Other than that nothing.

Disregard my lack of makeup. Also not sure why I’m looking so serious…

Baby Bump?: Oh yeah there is no mistaking it anymore. The maternity pants definitely help enhance it as well.

Symptoms:  Constant urination, stretching, and the lovely round ligament pains started this week.

Labor Signs?: Besides my thinning cervix, no. Though I know find myself constantly on the lookout for them.

Belly Button In or Out?: In.

Wedding Rings on or off?: On.

Happy or Moody?: Well I’ve clearly been stressed but other than that happy. I’m really enjoying pregnancy and have nothing to complain about except my bodies inability to cooperate. I would definitely be happier if I wasn’t constantly worrying my water was going to break but what can you do?

Miss Anything?: Nope, nothing today.

Looking forward to?: Our appointment on Thursday. I’m crossing my fingers that the progesterone is doing it’s job and my cervix is staying strong. Of course I’m also nervous for that appointment. My whole mantra this pregnancy has been stay positive so I’m trying to stick with that. It’s much easier said than done but I’m doing better than I was yesterday and the day before that so I can’t ask for much more.

3 thoughts on “21 Weeks

  1. It’s obviously a totally personal choice but I will let you know that I’ve eaten sandwich meat my entire pregnancy. Typically I buy it from a local meat shop that makes it themselves but I have totally eaten Freybe’s (not sure if you get that brand in the US). I also have eaten California and Dynamite rolls too lol. Maybe ask your doc if it makes you feel better. Honestly, I just ate whatever I thought would stay down 😉

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    1. Honestly I probably would but because of the extremely rural area we live in there isn’t a place to get a sandwich close by! It’s a definite downfall of living in the middle of the woods. That and the hour and a half drive to the doctor.


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