Wednesday, July 7, 2010

21 weeks (with bump shot!)

I've decided that, since I have broken the halfway mark, I might as well do one of these pregnancy questionnaires.  I think I'll try to do one every month or so, maybe more often, we'll see.

How Far Along: 21 weeks (20w3d to be exact) based on LMP, or 21w1d if you go by the measurements on the past few ultrasounds.

Total Weight Gained/Loss: Surprisingly, I haven't weighed myself in a week or so (I'm usually really crazy about this).  The last time I weighed, I was about 5-6 lbs up, so if I had to guess, I'm probably in the 7-8 lbs range now (though when I tell my husband that he gives me the "You've Got to be Crazy" look... thanks hun).

Maternity Clothes: Yeah, I moved into these pretty quickly, especially pants.  I can't wear any non-maternity pants, but I also have a few stretchy (jersey or linen) skirts that I can still pull of wearing.  Tops, I'm kinda in the middle.  Some non-maternity shirts are still fine if they are long enough, or if I wear a Be Band tank under them, but I also have several maternity shirts that I wear.

Sleep: Still waking up every 2-3 hours to pee, and I have the occasional bad night sleep, but overall, I'm doing pretty good.

Best Moment of the Week: This is falling on an "off" week, between my OB and ultrasound appointments, so I am going to go with my best moment from last week and that was seeing the babies again, especially watching Baby A with the hiccups and seeing both babies moving around so much.

Movement: Not constant, but definitely there.  I've had a few solid kicks, but nothing you can feel outside yet.  I am getting flutters and pops a couple times a day usually, and I can finally tell the difference between movement and gas, so thats a plus! :)

Food Craving: Comes and goes... mostly I just crave ice cream, alot.

Food aversions: Scrambled or fried eggs, and some chicken (mostly just plain breasts, I can eat some chicken in soups or casseroles)

Morning sickness: Thankfully no, my MS only lasted a couple weeks and was gone by 10 weeks, so I really lucked out there.  I have gotten motion sickness on the Metro, but I attribute that to the terrible driving.

Gender: Two Boys!  I was really surprised to find this out, as I was expecting two girls, or one of each, but I am really happy and can't wait to meet them.

Labor Signs: None, thank GOD!  I would freak.

Belly Button: Still there, although it its getting a little stretched out.  I hope I get the pregnancy outtie :)

Stretch Marks: None, again, thank GOD!  I hope to be one of the lucky ones considering my mom didn't get any, but I'm still covering myself in lotion and oils every day.  I do, sadly, have some old faded ones on my hips from very rapid weight gain several years ago, so I've been trying to keep that aspect of pregnancy in check and hope that it plus good genetics will save me.

Wedding Rings: Still on, although they are getting tight, especially in this heat (ugh, 100 degree weather blows)

Exercise: Been trying to walk with the hubby a few days a week after work, but the past week, it has just been too hot!

What I miss:  I'm going to be the one to come right out and say it: drinking.  I can't lie (so, please don't ostracize me), I have had a small glass of red wine on a special occasion, as well as a few sips of my hubby's beer when I was really craving the taste, but overall, I've been really good in this department, all things considered (what can I say, I'm Irish and I like the drink).  Its going to be really hard for me in a couple weeks when we take our annual beach trip and I can't enjoy a morning bloody mary or a margarita on the beach, but my sister (who is also preggo) and I have been working on some fun alcohol-free drinks to maybe trick our minds a bit.

What I'm looking forward to: Registering... I think we are going this weekend, and I cannot wait!

Other NEW news this week: In non-baby related news is, of course, the wonderful news that Layla is in remission!  Yay, yay, yay!!

Weekly Wisdom: I wish I had some, but really, I don't.  I blame it on being sleepy and dazed 24/7... If people didn't know I was pregnant, they'd probably think I was high.

Favorite item bought this week: For me, a maternity bathing suit (which I wasn't even going to buy, because I was totally cool with the whole bikini thing, but my mom wouldn't leave me alone... in her world, bikinis and pregnancy do NOT mesh).  For the boys, two super cute little outfits for the beach next year... they are zip up terry cloth "jumpers", light and dark blue stripped, with a little red crab stitched on.  SO CUTE!  I tried to find a pic online, but I couldn't... I bought it at the Carter's Outlet.

Annnd the weekly bump shot... please disregard my messy house... we are physically incapable of managing our mail (its all over our table in various "organized piles"), and Eric just put his birthday present together last night (the big car rack in the back, in an effort to have enough space in our Escape for a family of 4 plus one dog and lots of luggage when traveling).


  1. You look great! I was WAY bigger at 21 wks than you are! Lucky for you, maybe you won't get stretchmarks.

    I missed drinking too. It sucked not drinking when everyone else was. I did have a non-alcholic beer while preg every now and again, I craved the taste of beer.

    As for the "messy" house! I kept my immaculate, my friends teased me that you could eat off my floor cause I spent hours cleaning every weekend, I mean scrub the baseboards type cleaning. Now I consider it good if by the time the week is over that I got the house "cleaned"(aka dusted, vaccumed and bathrooms cleaned) in time to start all over again! 1- cause you wont feel like cleaning 2- those little boogers make a HUGE mess! 3- There's just not enough time!

    I ate ice cream all the time too. Chocolate ice cream and I HATE chocolate ice cream! Weird!

  2. Yayyyy for Layla! I'm elated to hear that she is in remission. That is just wonderful news! Have fun with the registry this weekend. I'm sure that will be fun. Cute cute cute pic!

  3. You look great!!! I wish I could see those jumpers you bought the boys, I'm sure they are adorable!