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.

2 comments:

  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
    maria

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  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!!

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