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Wow!! Time has been flying.. I can’t believe I have completed 21 weeks of pregnancy!
According to babycenter.com:
How your baby’s growing:
Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she’s practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby’s eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you’re having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.
How I’m feeling Physically?
- I got in 4 gym workouts last week, 2 home yoga sessions, and 3 sessions of netflix 10 Minute Solution: Target Toning. I also walk the dogs everyday in the morning for about 30 minutes, and then again at night for about 20.
- Having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions after working out and even from walking the dogs. These suck!!!!
- I feel like my belly has grown a ton in the last two or three days. I know this is obviously supposed to happen but wow!! It is really happening quickly.
- I feel tons of kicks all day long, especially after I drink a bottle of water or a few minutes after I have eaten something.
- I have a lot of energy in the gym and I really would like to work harder than what my heart rate will let me. I was on the elliptical the other day and felt like I was doing really good- breaking a nice sweat and then all of a sudden I saw that my heart rate was at 192 bpm. WHOA! I didn’t even notice that I was going that much harder I was just in a workout daze I guess but I definitely have to be more careful. I try to keep my heart rate between 150-170 as one of my friends, Kjirsten, a personal trainer/blogger who is also pregnant does.
- By bedtime I am exhausted and can’t wait to close my eyes!!
- Over the past few days I have only been waking up once or twice to pee which is a nice cutback from the usual 3 or 4.
How I’m Feeling Emotionally?
- Emotionally I am starting to feel kind of scared. I am really going to be a mom. I have four more months and our baby will be here. We don’t have the nursery set up at all yet, so I am getting really excited to do that. Hopefully we will get started on that right after Christmas passes!
- I am nervous about breastfeeding, and pumping. So I am looking into classes to teach me a little more about this subject that I know absolutely nothing about! I’m terrified for my poor boobs too!! They are extremely sensitive already and to think about breastfeeding makes me want to curl up into a little ball and hide. Yikes!
- Labor has also been on my mind, due to the frequent Braxton Hicks I have been experiencing after my workouts. I used to have intense cramps during my periods, so I am wondering if this is an indication of how labor will go. Ut oh.
- I am really excited though to finally hold our baby girl and kiss her sweet little face! <3
- I have a baby coach who comes to our house, and she is supposed to come two or three more times before the baby arrives. She recommended that I make up some rules with Chase so that we try for a natural birth before anything else. She says if I have to ask him for medication three times, only on the third time can he know that I REALLY want it. And then let the doctors know its a go! uhhh… yea nervous :/
- Total weight gained so far + 10 lbs.
- Days until baby will be here: 130
- According to my baby bump app I am 21 weeks 4 days pregnant. (My doc moved up my date so the due date would go by my last month’s period. Making my EDD now 4/28/12 instead of 4/30/12)
- craving chocolate chips, baked salmon with spinach and feta from TJ’s, and pumpkin cream cheese (not all together LOL)
- I am going home to Minnesota for a visit January 4-15. My cousin’s wedding is on the 7th, and I am a bridesmaid! I was fitted for my dress back in June- before I was pregnant. It was a size 2. Ummm… I am definitely not a size 2 anymore, but am praying that I will be able to have it altered and still fit by January 7. I tried the dress on last week and it still fit perfectly (it zips up the side), except when I got to the side bust area ~ underneath my armpit, the zipper went up all the way except for the last inch. So I will have to get it altered and I am thinking maybe a week before the wedding I will take it in. I am growing so fast if I take it in before that I worry I won’t be the same size?!
- I have my first baby shower on January 8th back in Minnesota, two of my girlfriends and my mom are throwing for me! I can’t wait to see everyone!
- The dogs are still sleeping with us! and we are all able to sleep! A MIRACLE we will move them back to sleeping in their own doggy bed we just aren’t ready to yet.
PICS of MY BELLY ~
What are your fears aBOUT PREGNAncy/BIRTH?
DO YOU THINK YOU WILL WANT PAIN MEDS OR GO FOR ALL NATURAL?
- What’s Your Baby Up to This Month? (enfamil.com)
- Stages of Pregnancy (bupa.com.au)
- Information for Breastfeeding mothers: How to know if baby is getting enough milk (babybluerockingchair.wordpress.com)
- Heart ache (mrscnb.com)
- What’s Your Baby Up to This Month? (enfamil.com)