Tuesday, April 17, 2012

21 Weeks

How Far Along: 21 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the baby is about the size of a banana measuring in at just about 10.5 inches long crown to heel and is weighing in around 12.7 ounces.

Picture of Baby: I had an ultrasound last Thursday except the baby was being uncooperative so the pictures are not good at all. I will have more this Thursday.

Maternity Clothes: I hate maternity dresses!!! My ass is already gigantic so if you add in my giant belly I completely look like Shamu's twin. I did find one dress that looks half-way decent on me as it is black, tight, and knee length so it really minimizes my masses...which is not an easy task!

Weight Gain:  I have finally gained back the weight that I had lost from being sick a few weeks ago. According to my MFM I have only put on 10 pounds in the past 21 weeks. However, if I calculate it from the first day of my IVF cycle, I have gained 13 pounds. Not bad for 21 weeks!! I have been trying really hard to keep my weight under control as I know many women go WAY overboard with the weight gain. I am trying to make sure that I am getting the recommended amount of calories, including the additional 300 I need now that I am in the 2nd trimester, but I am making sure that I am doing my best to balance carbs with protein so I don't become unhealthy. The easier the weight comes off postpartum, the happier I will be.

Belly: Here it is. It is a bit blurry as my husband took it with my phone.

Stretch Marks: None yet.

Sleep: Now that I am out on bed rest, I am napping during the day which is keeping me up a bit later at night. I don't mind though as late night TV is great!

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling my Little Cannoli kick my hand.

Movement: I officially have movement...lots of it. It seems that LC's active time is between 6pm and 1 am and that is when I am getting constant jabs midway between my bellybutton and pubic bone. It is the coolest feeling ever! I cannot wait for the movement to become more consistent though as it is such a reassuring feeling when I feel those little jabs!

Symptoms: Still having quite a bit of pelvic pressure. It also seems as though the round ligament pains are getting a tad worse too but I feel that my belly has blown up in the past two weeks so everything is probably stretching...a lot!!!

Food Cravings: Fruits and vegetables. I ended up buying a vegetable platter and a huge fruit salad as I am going through this stuff like crazy. My favorite is sliced cucumber with my homemade celery seed dressing. I still can't stomach cooked vegetables but raw ones taste so good!

Gender: Still not telling. Less than 7 weeks until our big reveal!

What I Miss: Being able to walk up the stairs without having to catch my breath. I know that that is only going to get worse.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Seeing LC again this week on ultrasound. I am so thankful for my weekly ultrasounds!

Nursery: Coming along. I am going to have the painter come after my husband's surgery and I am hoping to order the furniture in the next week or so as it takes four weeks to come in.

Weekly Wisdom: No matter what, you need to keep the faith.

Milestones: Next milestone for me is 24 weeks.


  1. happy 21 weeks, krystyn!!
    you look amazing...aww, you're too hard on yourself. you had me lol at the "shamu's twin" comment. shamu's twin wishes ;)
    thinking about you and wishing you a great rest of the week <3

  2. Sounds like LC had a growth spurt! I can always tell when my Alaster is growth spurting because my belly kills me as it grows and stretches quickly. Here's to 24 weeks and beyond!!