Wednesday, April 11, 2012
My, my. It seems like yesterday I was making last week’s post. This is going by too quickly for my liking! In 7 weeks I’ll be in the 3rd trimester…AH!
How far along: 21 weeks!
How big is baby: The size of a banana? That seems smaller than a cantaloupe which was last week’s comparison…ha! He’s roughly 10.5 inches long and 13 oz. How about that instead?
Weight gain/loss: I didn’t weigh this morning…but I have a feeling it’s going to be baaaaaaad. I’ve eaten a LOT of food in the last week.
Stretch marks: One (new) one. Grossness.
Maternity clothes: Yep. Kinda sad today because my “fat” maternity jeans fit really well. *sigh*
Sleep: Great! I’ve been sleeping through the night with no bathroom breaks. However, my recent sunburn didn’t help my sleep much this week. Every move I made in the bed was like needles. (I told Judd I would rather give birth twice than go through a bad sunburn once…and I mean that!)
Food cravings or aversions: I crave food. Anything I can get my hands on. And once I start eating, I will most likely have seconds of everything that was on my plate. I don’t think I’ve ever consistently eaten this much in my life. I almost feel sick from the massive quantities of food I’ve eaten this week.
Be right back…I’ve gotta go get another cookie…
Gender: Boy! I have another ultrasound a week from today and I’ll get a third look…just to make triple sure.
Movement: Big movements! He’s moving all the time now. He was a pretty calm-ish baby until the last week or two. He’s gotten really active. Some of his little kicks and rolls can be kinda painful!
Belly button: Flat. Ha!
What I'm loving: Honestly? I love knowing what’s going on with my body. Knowing what’s normal and not normal. I didn’t really like being pregnant with Caroline because I hated the “unknown” and constantly feeling like something might be wrong from a sharp pain, etc. I know what to expect this time (even more so than Amelia, because Amelia’s was so different from Caroline’s anyway.) I like knowing! Now, if only I knew I wouldn’t have this kid in my bathroom floor I’d feel a lot better. Last time was a little too close for my liking…
What I miss: Being able to take Ibuprofen during a really bad sunburn. Seriously – I needed it desperately and had to take Tylenol instead…definitely didn’t work as well.
(My poor sunburned legs. The pasty-pale, ghostly white color of my feet is my usual color of my legs. Isn’t that sad!)
What's different this time: I’m eating like a pig. Do cows eat more than pigs? Whichever one eats more – that’s what I’m like. The amount of food that I’m taking down is astounding. Even Judd looks at me with a worried face sometimes when I eat more than he does. But I’m HUNGRY. It’s like I can’t get full. And when I do feel full, it’s a fullness that makes me feel sick. There is no middle ground of just feeling full or feeling sick. It’s one or the other. Ugh. I see this being baaaad when I go to the doctor next week. And when he scolds me for my weight gain – I’ll really just have to suck it up because he’ll probably be right. I need to step on a scale tomorrow to see how bad it is….or maybe not.
21 Weeks – Sorry for the color in this photo.