Monday, May 22, 2017

Week 20 & 21

I don't know what this 2 week thing is, I need to be better about weekly!

So during week 20 we had our "big ultrasound" because we are halfway done! YES! At our appointment it wasn't as "big" as I thought it would be, it was quite a quick ultrasound compared to other's experiences... I'm hoping that's just a good sign everything is good! He is measuring about a week ahead, especially with his long legs and big head haha ;)

He is a lot more active now and I'm afraid I'll have a hard time when he gets bigger haha! He's super low still. My ultrasound tech was surprised how far down he was! Which I guess gives my ribs and lungs some extra room, but not my bladder... I go quite frequently now.

Some not so fun symptoms the last few weeks are round ligament pain and always being stuffed up. I just don't know how it's possible to have so many boogers being made in a single day. It's ridiculous. I'm tired of not being able to breathe for very long through my nose without having to go blow it, yet again. And it's not just that, it's bloody noses too. It's out of control. On the bright side, I haven't had killer back pain the last few weeks and that has been so nice to just shoot a wedding and feel on top of the world! I did buy a belly band that actually fits and that has made all of the difference.

During week 21 Carson was able to finally feel him with his hand! He was surprised at how hard the kicks/punches were and it was fun to see his reaction. Ollie's most active times are in the morning and right before bed. Luckily he let's me sleep! He kicks throughout the day too, but not like right before bed.

The past few days I've noticed that I didn't FEEL hungry, but all of a sudden I would be so nauseated that I would just try to eat something and then once I was eating I realized just how STARVING I was. It has been weird. So I'm trying to snack better throughout the day. At my wedding on Saturday it was decently warm, 85 degrees, but to me it felt hotter and I wasn't doing the best halfway through the reception. I had a glass of the delicious lemonade they were serving there and I drastically felt so much better. I think that's low blood sugar or something, so my new plan is to have 2 thermos's. One with ice water and one with cold juice/lemonade, just in case the reception doesn't have any refreshments. It made a huge difference and I was able to knock out the rest of the wedding with an extra pep in my step!

During week 20 was Mother's Day and that was so fun to be celebrated. We went to church and I was called to be Activity Days leader! Then we had some brunch at Denny's which was fabulous. Carson went to visit his mom while I rested and then had some cheesy potatoes and chicken and apple turnover things. I love apple anything in the summer! Then later that evening we went swimming at my mom's. I still fit in my swim suit and my belly was large and in charge haha!

How far along? I'm currently 22 weeks, but 20-21 weeks for this post!

How big is the peanut? An endive.. whatever the heck that is. Another app said carrot. But around 10-11 inches! 

Total weight gain/loss? As of last Saturday right before week 22, I have gained a few more pounds! So I'm still down 11lbs from pre pregnancy weight, but that's better than 16. I'm really happy about that.

Maternity clothes? Not a lot yet... I have super flowy stuff so that has been working out. My belly band has helped with a few jeans being too tight in the waist too.

Sleep? Pretty good! I wake up once a night still.

Best moment this week? For 20 it was our appointment! I love having ultrasounds. Sadly that is our last I think. For 21 it was being able to get everything done, work has been crazy lately. 

Symptoms? I talked about them above... round ligament pain and boogers. Guys. Gross.

Food cravings? All the food. Nothing specific. Just all of it. 

Food aversions? I don't like the smell of fish.

Gender? Boy! 

Labor signs? None! 

Belly button in or out? In still, but it's disappearing and it'll be out soon haha.

What I miss? having a clear nose. mmhmm. 

What I'm looking forward to? This week being over. I'm super excited for all of my shoots but also stressed. 

Bump? Yes. This might be a silly question from here on out! 

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