Pregnancy Update: 21 Weeks
How far along? 21 weeks (and two days)
Baby Bump progress: sorry for the blurry picture :(
Baby's Size? a pomegranate! About 7 inches long and around 11 ounces in weight
What's happening this week?
- Baby is tasting what I eat when swallowing amniotic fluid
- Arms and legs are in proportion
- Bones and neuron connections are developing
Total weight gain/loss: up 8 pounds as of yesterday since my first doctor's appointment
Stretch marks? just the two around my armpits :( They still aren't deep (they really just look like an indention created from sleeping on a clump of shirt/blanket), so I'm doing my best to prevent them from getting any worse!
Sleep: still sleeping well! I have had some very strange dreams lately, though...I wonder if that's from the pregnancy, or just a coincidence!
Best moment this week: First, we got to see Baby Fish moving around during the ultrasound yesterday! Then, I got some news this week that is really exciting, but I can't share that yet! Third place would go to getting back to a more regular workout schedule. While I still didn't fully meet my goals, I was really happy to get back to BodyPump, especially. I took it easy, since it was my first time going in about 10 weeks,but I still definitely got a good workout! The muscle soreness was definitely a feeling I missed!
Miss anything?: my normal running pace, not going to the bathroom so often, and wearing pants comfortably!
Movement: yup, I know for sure now that I'm feeling baby movements! He/she feels pretty active when I sit for long periods of time and after I eat anything sweet :)
Food cravings: Chocolate! Now there's none of that in the house, so I can't eat it any more!
Anything making you queasy or sick: some scents from the trash/things going bad in our fridge--just some nausea though, no sickness *knocks on wood*
Gender: our ultrasound tech knows, but we don't! We'll find out when Baby Fish is born :)
Labor Signs: none (thankfully!)
- Emotional--TV and reading articles online have gotten to me this week!
- "nesting"--I've started wanting to organize and deep clean the whole house!
- some cramps due to my stomach-area growing
- still a little forgetful, but luckily I still have energy!
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody? Happy, but reading certain articles and/or watching some things on TV have made me emotional! Thanks, hormones!
Funny moments this week: this weekend, I watched Fin, the dog that we call Tequila's boyfriend. The two of them just play non-stop, but every now and then they'd take a break and come over and lick me.
Tequila seems to know not to step on my stomach now when she jumps up on the couch with me, but Fin does not! He's about 80 pounds, and a few times he'd jump up and step right on my stomach! It was kind of funny trying to get two dogs off of me, but luckily everything is fine with the baby!
Looking forward to: beginning to shop for/register for baby stuff this week! My plan for the weekend is to start looking around for some baby items. When people ask me what I want for Christmas, really all I can think to say is baby stuff! I guess that means it's time to register for some things :) This should be fun! I guess while I'm out, I may as well as go ahead and get some maternity clothes...
Exercise this week: I've done a pretty good job of exercising this week! Let's take a look:
Tuesday: 2.34 mile run around the neighborhood
Wednesday: hour-long BodyPUMP class
Thursday: rest day
Friday: 20-minute walk with Joe and Tequila
Saturday: Take Stock in Children Strides for Educaton 5K + walk with Tequila
Sunday: rest day
Monday: planned for a walk, but it was so rainy until after dark :( bummer!
This coming week, my goal is to run 3x this week, walk every day that I'm not running, and get in at least 1 strength training workout (hopefully BodyPUMP on Wednesday).
Baby Fish Feature: Second Ultrasound!!
On Monday afternoon, Joe and I went in to the OBGYN for the second ultrasound! During this scan, they check the anatomy, take measurements for the current growth, and you can find out the gender if the baby cooperates!
The ultrasound tech showed us the vital organs (you can see the brain through its head! Weird!) and said that everything looks good. She also said that based on measurements, Baby Fish is probably 13 ounces right now. The doctor told us everything looks normal and that the due date is accurate based on all the measurements they took!
It was also really cool to get to see Baby Fish in action. He/she was curled up in a ball with his/her hands around the face, and at one point it looked like it could be talking on a cell phone! Too cute! Unfortunately, Baby Fish was hiding behind the hands and we couldn't get a the 3-D picture of the face. Bummer! We did get a profile picture, however, and you can see a little fist just past the face.
Seeing Baby Fish just makes this all the more real, and I wish I got ultrasounds more often than I do! I can't wait to meet the little guy or gal in late March!
Question for you: have you ever had an ultrasound done on anything?