Tuesday, March 26, 2013

21 weeks




Thoughts: I've noticed a lot of emotional changes this week...not that I wasn't excited to meet this little guy before but for some reason I am aching to meet him and have him here. I get so giddy excited thinking about his birthday and holding him and seeing what he looks like, I know that feeling will get even stronger the next 19 weeks! I often think about what his eyes will look like, if he will have dimples like me or hair like his dad. I think about announcing him on my blog and introducing him to our family at the hospital. I still cannot believe God has given me this gift.

Baby: He is the length of a carrot which seems so big to me! His eye lids and eyebrows are forming and if he takes after his mama, he may already have a bushy unibrow :-)

Symptoms: still sick :-(. 1/2 a Zofran pill a day has been working nicely but I have gotten sick twice this week, once this morning actually. Nurse at our appointment said I may just have to take it the whole pregnancy which is 100% safe for me and baby. I also got a bad bloody nose this morning which I haven't had in a few weeks but it may be the change in weather we are having. Tailbone pain stinks. 

Weight: I've gained 14lbs since my 6 week appointment but since I had lost a bunch of weight, that is 10lbs up from my pre pregnancy weight

Movement: lots of it and loving it! Dad can feel it everyday too. I used to do the doppler probably every other day to check on my little guy but he reminds me multiple times a day that he is in there. Since he is still small enough to flip around, I've been getting a weird sensation like losing my stomach on a roller coaster when he moves a lot, but I love it!

Sleep: good this week... wish I had more time to sleep but I am getting about 8 hours with a few potty breaks/trying to re position my belly breaks. 

Cravings/aversions/eating: Nutella... enough said?

Workouts: I haven't gone to my cardio kickboxing class in 2 weeks, afraid I will accidentally let some potty out. I laughed last week trying to do some of the leg machines and realizing my tummy was getting in the way. My favorite workouts are just walking on the treadmill at lunch (or walk outside after work) and light upper body weights. 
  
Clothes: 100% maternity pants and still wearing non maternity tops. I've pulled out some maxi dresses from last year and wearing those often too (although I had to cut the elastic around the chest because it was too darn tight!). We got a random cold front so no spring dresses yet. 

Doctor appointment: Had my 20 week appointment last week and everything checked out well. Good weight gain, fundal height was right on, good BP, and we listened to baby's heartbeat. It was just a nurse visit, no ultrasound, so Jon didn't come with me. We got lots of information on classes they offer and recommend and we are still trying to decide. They immediately asked if we had a name for our son and if we were going to get him circumcised... straight to the point. No name and yes! We go back in 3 weeks for another 3d sonogram yay!

What classes did you take to prep for childbirth/etc? I hear a breastfeeding class is really helpful and I don't plan on taking an infant care class. 

21 weeks 
(and wearing my Sunday Sabbath lounge clothes)

Luckily we return from vacation on June 23rd :-) 

I can no longer see my toes when looking straight down, 
check out my view



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32 comments:

Katie McKenzie said...

We did not take any classes, but I definitely suggest having the lactation consultant stop by numerous times in the hospital.
Katie
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Carolyn said...

You're looking so adorable! :) I love that you're over halfway! That means I'm not far from halfway either! HAHA I can't wait to see your little guy! He's going to be SO ADORABLE!

Mariel Collins said...

First you have the most adorable baby bump, goodness I will look like a fat cow probably lol! I actually forwarded your blog to my sister, she is 12 weeks and has been sick from the start, it is so bad, she weighs less now than when she found out! I will be praying for you and her, I can only imagine!

Hope you have an amazing day!

Liz said...

Still looking amazing! We aren't taking any classes. Partly because the schedule didn't work out & because I heard that they really don't prepare you for anything other than taking pain medicine, which I'm hoping to avoid! One of my besties is a lactation consultant so I'll have her on speed dial for sure lol

KRISTIN said...

YAY! Past the halfway point! I definitely recommend a breastfeeding class, mine was so helpful! We also took a childbirth class which I really loved! We signed up for a package of classes which included a newborn care class, and we left after 15 minutes. It was just really dumb, common sense stuff! :)

Chandelle Foote said...

You are sooo all belly girl!! :) Looking great! I'm 32 weeks today and STILL taking my anti-nausea meds :/ I've tried stopping a few times and just feel miserable so decided its not worth it. Only 8 weeks to go so I'm guessing I'll be taking it the whole pregnancy. As far as classes...I highly recommend a breast feeding class if you plan to breast feed and a child birth class. The breast feeding class was more basic, but just helped me get more comfortable with the idea and how it all works and what to expect and such. The child birth class was great again for helping me know what to expect! And for hubby to learn some things to help me during labor and encourage us to talk about what I want during labor. I know you don't plan to do a newborn care class, which honestly I didn't learn much from but it was great it getting hubby and I on the same page on how to do things and such. He has lots of experience with little ones, but it was a great conversation piece...plus we learned a lot of the quirks about baby right after he is born and what is normal so we won't worry. Whatever you decide you will have fun taking them, though, I'm sure! :)

Katherine - Real Food Runner said...

you are such a cutie, girl!

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Katherine - Real Food Runner said...

you are such a cutie, girl!

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Jamie Kulik said...

You look great!

Jessica Lynn said...

super cute bump!!

Carly said...

You look AMAZING! I can't believe you were still doing kickboxing two weeks ago!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Ashlie said...

So many people say the classes aren't necessary, but my husband and I did the birthing classes and the breastfeeding classes. I ended up with an emergency c-section, so I didn't really get to use any of my knowledge but it was a fun experience and some good bonding time for my husband and I. The hospital we delivered at is huge on breastfeeding, so that was an amazing class. I'd definitely start looking now for local lactation consultants so that you're ready with the information when the time comes. It can be a stressful time, so being prepared was a godsend.

wish_on_a_star said...

Breastfeeding class for sure, but make sure the lactation consultant sees you in the hospital. Sometimes breastfeeding isn't as easy as we think and it's a learning process for mama and baby (at least for me it was). I think you could skip the childbirth class unless you really want to take it. If they offer a car seat class I think that would be good. I am a car seat technician and there are so many changes to the law/recommendations that it would be helpful to be up to date. I would also recommend an infant massage class! good luck!

Emily said...

We didn't take any classes. I feel like you just kind of go with the flow and every child is different. I would recommend a breastfeeding class. At the beginning it can be kind of stressful and it just helps to have some insight. We didn't take one and my little girl wouldn't latch on. They told me about a few different positions and it helped!

J and A said...

You look so great! I hope you start to feel better soon. Glad you are getting away on vacation!!

Kym Fox @ Travel Babbles | Living the (hockey) Life said...

You're over halfway there - yay! You're looking as beautiful as ever sweet girl. Sending many blessings your way today - have a great one :) xo

Krista said...

I love following along with your pregnancy :) Brings back all those wonderful memories of my own. Such a blessing. Motherhood looks fabulous on you my dear!

Gina said...

We went to just 1 class (birthing) and on a hospital tour. I didn't take any breastfeeding classes. I got a lot of advice on this and decided to wait. A lot of women told me the class didn't help as much as they thought it would because every baby is different... Latch issues, milk issues, ways to hold the baby for best latch, stimulation, etc. You won't really know what you/baby needs until the baby is actually there. I delivered at Winnie Palmer in Orlando and they have lactation consultants come into the room after birth to help you, which was great. Just be ready for cluster feeding. I wasn't and of course he did it the first day my husband went back to work. I about lost my mind.

Christelle said...

Yay you are on the downhill slide or over the hump, haha!! You are so cute! Sorry you still have bloody noses, tailbone pain and nausea but you are such a champ for keeping a positive attitude! Such an exciting time! :)

Becca Moss said...

I'm SO SO SO excited for you! You're such a cute pregnant lady!

Jessica said...

The most adorable prego ever!! You just have that mama glow & I cant wait for the next 19 weeks to fly so I can continue to follow along in your journey! I know you & Jon will make amazing parents! Hart baby boy is one lucky boy to have you both as parents!!!!

Candice Williams said...

I feel like you really poped this week! That Belly couldn't be cuter! Baby is definitely growing!

I took a general class on relaxation, what to expect.. Etc and then of course did the hospital tour. If your hospital allows, pre register so when you are in labor checking in it goes faster!!

I did not take a breast feeding class but recommend them! I am nursing my two year old still and so proud of how well we have done!!

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

oh look at that belly! you have changed so much since i checked in last (note to self: blogging is a luxury when you're a mom, ha!)!

i LOVED our birthing class. it was one of the highlights of my pregnancy. i'm so glad i didn't let people steer me out of it when they said it would be a "waste of time!" if anything, it was the most helpful for joshua... it really helped him know what to expect during labor, and post-delivery.

love ya so much- you look darling!

Wifessionals said...

SO STINKIN CUTE!!! Ahhh you've made me addicted to the doppler. I can't wait to feel the baby move! I cannot believe you are already over halfway done. I remember you announcing the pregnancy like it was yesterday!

Kaitlyn (:

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

It's awesome your baby is growing so well! My third pregnancy was with twin girls. My fundal height about a one week before they were born was 50! Fun updates!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Ok true story! When I was pregnant with Ian I had to stop watching the baby stories on TLC and that Home improvement show on Sundays where they build houses for deserving people. I literally would sob uncontrollably. Now I still bawl over commercials and anything mushy with my kid. It never goes away. Your heart just takes in so much compassion and love for other things. Oh and I love your little soccer ball belly!

Brianne Bracco said...

The bump!! The adorableness is too much to stand! (adorableness? yes, totally a word when it comes to your cute preggo belly) ;)

Theresa said...

We took the childbirth class - ours was very basic - 8 hours over 2 days including the hospital tour which is what I was most concerned with. We also took the breastfeeding class - I never got use 90%, but it was still really helpful. Best advice we got - call the LC in the hospital, out of the hospital, just call! I personally wish we had taken the infant care class - for the CPR portion. Thankfully we never needed it, but I was paranoid for months. I think a lot of depends on how much time these classes all are at your hospital. To me, a lot of the other infant care questions (when you do have them) can be answered by the nurses line at your pediatricians' office (make sure it's a good one!). Good luck!

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Congrats on the pregnancy. I always love seeing baby bump pics. They are so cute to me. I do have to ask tho. Why can't you travel after that date? I know nothing about pregnancy since I'm 29 and never have had a kid of my own. Hope to one day but just got to meet that special person.

Dana said...

You are the cutest pregnant girl! We took a birthing class, but no infant care class. The nurse at the hospital walked us through the first bath, which was really helpful but probably all we needed since I babysat a lot. I didn't do a breastfeeding class since I pumped and bottle-fed breast milk. A lot of people thought I was crazy for doing it that way, but my little guy chunked up fast and it was super nice that my hubby could help with early morning feedings!

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

I honestly think you are the cutest pregnant woman ever!! I'm glad baby is doing well!

Julie Keller said...

Eeep! My neice was born on March 26, so my husband and I were very excited to go visit with her and family on her birth day! Saturday I had another visit with them, and got to hold Mackenzie for three hours - my heart is a big pile of mush for her. I can understand you wanting your son in your arms, and no longer in your belly. I heard (from family) that the classes held at our hospital (in Canada), aren't really good. Mostly to prepare you for wrapping your head around the fact that you're actually having a son/daughter. They only went to two of the six classes as they thought it was a waste of time. I hope the classes that you'll go to will provide you with some practical knowledge.

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