It’s Friday and that is exciting for more reason than one. It’s the start of the weekend but it also means that I am one week further along in my pregnancy. That is one week closer to meeting my little boy. I can’t wait!!
I never got around to posting a bumpdate for week 20 but since there isn’t much changing at this point, I don’t think it will hurt to combine weeks 20 and 21 this week!
Before we get started, I have to share the most perfect picture from week 20.
Is he not the cutest?! We had the best sono tech who took his time and really explained everything to my kids and was patient enough to let the baby do his thing. We got to watch him move his hands from the top of his head to his mouth where he started sucking his thumb. Let’s all say, awwwwww!!
How far along: 21 weeks
This is actually a photo from week 20
Size of baby: The baby is now about the size of a Pomegranate weighing in at 12 ounces and 10.5 inches in length.
Weight gained: At my 20 week appointment, I was up 8 pounds total which I was happy about. I am pretty sure it is up to 9 pounds now. It looks like I am starting the trend of gaining a pound per week which is quite normal and puts me on track for a 25-35 pound weight gain.
Workouts: I have actually been quite active this week. I have made it a goal to get at least 8000 steps per day and 10,000 is even better. That means lots of outdoor and treadmill walking along with a prenatal cardio and toning workout a couple of times per week.
Symptoms: Lots and lots of kicking these days which I LOVE!! The “girls” are still growing and although I have decent energy throughout the day by night-time I am pretty tired. I have also been VERY emotional this last week. I cry at the drop of a hat which is very unusual for me. Got to love these pregnancy hormones!!
Food Aversions: Nothing I can think of!
Food cravings: Currently, I have a massive craving for some homemade soup from a little cafe down the road. Good thing that’s where I am headed for lunch! Also, pizza. Specifically, Margherita pizza. Sooooo good!
Sleep: This is becoming a real issue. I fall asleep just fine but at 3am almost every morning, I am wide awake and cannot get back to sleep for a couple of hours. There is nothing worse than tossing and turning when you WANT to sleep!
Belly button in or out? Still very much in.
Looking forward to: Getting started on the nursery! Within a week or two we should start painting and then after that, we will be installing new carpet in that room. Currently the room is filled with baby furniture and gear, my treadmill and some of my kids toys since it is what I used for my workout/kids playroom. I’m ready for it to look like a babies room!
I’m not one to normally show bare belly pregnancy photos but what they heck, I decided why not?! I’ve never been one to feel attractive while pregnant(at least not in the normal way) but I am really trying to embrace the weight gain and my growing bump. I mean, really, what is more beautiful than creating and growing a life inside your body?!
Here we are right before heading to the pool yesterday afternoon. Initially, I bought a tankini to wear while pregnant but honestly, I hated it. I think my bump is much cuter!!