How far along? 21 weeks <– LESS than half way to go. Holy. Freaking. Moly.
How big is baby? 3/4lb and 10.5 inches long. Grow, Charlie girl, grow!
Total weight gain/loss: A lady never
kisses binge eats and tells
Workouts for the week: Lots of elliptical and puppy walking
Maternity clothes? Ugh. I’m in such an awkward phase right now. Most of my work-appropriate shirts don’t fit anymore, but I don’t want to buy any more summer clothes since we live in New England and it’ll probably snow by Labor Day. I’m hoping I can hold out until fall with some creative wardrobe decisions.
Sleep: The vivid dreams continue, although they’ve taken on a theme over the past few weeks: FOOD… particularly baked goods. Best dream to date? The one where someone baked me a cake filled with chocolate donuts on the inside. I mean, wouldn’t you want that!?
Best moment this week: We’ve made a lot of progress on the nursery! By “we”, I mean Sean. The bead board walls are up and crib is assembled! I couldn’t resist putting the bumper and crib skirt on even though we don’t have a mattress (or baby) yet. #firsttimeparentproblems
Movement: So many kicks! We’ve got a karate kid in there. I saw movement from the outside for the first time this week, which was incredibly creepy and awesome at the same time.
Food cravings: See Chocolate Donut Cake Above.
Food Aversions: Anything that is not chocolate or donut related
Gender: sugar and spice and everything nice!
Labor Signs: I think I felt my first Braxton Hicks over the weekend. “They” say you can feel them starting around 17 weeks, but I was surprised nonetheless. Apparently dehydration can be a cause, so I chugged a bunch of water and the feeling went away.
Pregnancy Symptoms: My first reaction is to say none, really. And then I remember crying Saturday night because I was SURE Sean had developed cancer of some sort and I’d have to sell our house, move in with my parents (Hi, Mom and Dad!) and raise our baby alone. Totally normal, right?
What I miss: Booze. Beer, red wine, white wine, cocktails, tequila shots…I’ll even chug some cough syrup at this point.
What I am looking forward to: We have our first mini-shower coming up at the end of the month, along with a cloth diapering class (I know guys, try not to be jealous).
Upcoming appointments/events: No appointments until August 2nd and it’s just a boring old checkup. Can’t wait for the next ultrasound in seven agonizingly long weeks to see if this placenta has taken a hike.
Milestones: I’ve gone 7 days without ice cream and lived to tell the tale. However, with temps in the 90s all week, I foresee copious amounts in my immediate future.
Obligatory Bump Photos:
Does Instagram make a photo filter for under eye bags?
Notice the fancy bead board behind me now? Thanks, dear!