January 25, 2013

Pregnancy #2: Week 21

When I sat down to write this I had to check the calender on my computer to make sure that it really was Friday again! 
I feel like I just did a pregnancy post yesterday! 
The weeks are just flying by so fast that I can hardly keep up. 
I feel HUGE this week.
This baby has done some serious growing in the past few days and it's definitely showing.

I had plans to meet with a photographer/fashion blogger friend of mine this week since she so kindly offered to do some pregnancy shoots for me but I sadly had to cancel because my face was so swollen from my tooth extraction. 
It wouldn't have made for very pretty pictures.
So we're hoping to reschedule for next week!

I brought a cute outfit with me to my mom's yesterday in hopes of doing some pictures outside but it was only 8* outside and I couldn't bear the thought of standing in the snow in a dress. 
I can't wait for warmer weather so I can do my pictures outside! 

Her size: Right now Penny is about the size of a pomegranate and approximately 10.5 inches and 12.5 ounces!

How far along: 21 weeks! More than half way done already - I can't believe it!

Total weight gain: I haven't weighed myself since my last doctor visit but I know I'm starting to stop losing weight because my belly is getting huge!

Sleep: I go to bed around midnight and 1am every night and sleep through until about 8am. Viv is so great about sleeping through the night so I'm pretty undisturbed except for when I have to pee!

Maternity clothes: None yet. All my clothes are still comfortable and I use my Bella Band a lot. I think I'm going to order a new pair of Gap maternity jeans this week though because I have a feeling I'll be wanting to wear them soon. I've been wearing a lot of yoga pants around the house too.

Cravings: This week I've craved pistachios, strawberries, kiwi fruit and big salads.

Aversions: None!

Symptoms I have: None really. I have to pee all the time but that's it.

Doctor's appointment: I have one sometime near the end of February. Just another routine appointment. At my last visit she said I probably wouldn't have any more ultrasounds until Penny is born unless something goes wrong or I go over my due date. So that's a little depressing. I remember going all these months when I was pregnant with Viv and not being able to see her for so long drove me crazy.

Movement: SO MUCH MOVEMENT! Man, this girl is so strong and so energetic! All day long she kicks and pushes on me. Last night we were laying in bed watching a movie and Josh had his hand on my belly feeling her kicking and he couldn't believe how strong she is already. You can already visibly see my belly move when she's moving around. I get so excited each and every time I feel her throughout the day because I know that she's strong and healthy in there.

Belly button: No change.

Best moment of the week: Getting my tooth pulled! As bad as it was I am so excited to finally have it gone and no longer risking infection or harm to the baby. I was so worried that it would start to effect Penny and I couldn't deal with that. Plus, I can eat and drink without any pain again! Hurray!

Looking forward to: Viv's birthday next week! She's turning a whole year old already! Her actual birthday is on the same day as the Super Bowl so we're not having her party then because everyone is so busy with that. We'll celebrate small and sing to her but we're not having her party until closer to Valentines Day. We're just doing it very, very small this year with just our parents. Our apartment is so small and I just didn't want to do a huge bash.

What I miss: The warm weather! I'm so sick of it being so frigid and being stuck in the house all the time. I can't wait to be pregnant during the spring. So many cute dresses and sandals!