21 Weeks

How far along? 21 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: At my appointment yesterday I weighed in at 123.7! Take about 1.5lbs for my jeans and heavy shirt, and we’re looking at 122. Up from last week’s 119.5 –I’m feeling much more relieved knowing I’m starting to gain some weight again. 
Maternity clothes? Since having another stay at the hospital hotel, my week consisted of PJ pants and Kyle’s Tee’s. Now that I’m home I’m enjoying wearing some normal human clothes for when I go out. The top in these pictures is a maternity shirt I hope to be able to wear for the remaining 19 weeks! 
Stretch marks? None so far, but oh the belly button! 
Sleep: This past hospital stay I demanded that no-one wake me up for vitals every 4 hours. Since I was just in for the flu (where they did indeed, wake me up every 3-4 hours) they agreed my sleep was more important. It went pretty well, except for one CNA who didn’t get the memo. Now that I’m home I’m sleeping much more comfortably in my big bed! I’ve temporarily kicked Kyle to the office couch so he doesn’t accidentally punch my Picc arm while we sleep, or get tangled in my IV tubes. 
Best moment this week: So many nice moments this week. I’d say it’s a three way tie between going home, gaining some weight, and sorting through little girl hand-me-downs! 

Hard to believe the person that I’m growing will FIT into this onesie at some point.

Miss Anything? Getting out of bed without feeling like an oompa loompa. Who knew I’d have to be ‘rolling’ out so soon. 
Movement: Baby Girl is still quite the wiggler. She still is in her favorite position; curled up with her hands over her face (as seen on a quick ultrasound yesterday). Her head is still on my left side, with her bum, knees and feet on my right. 
Food Cravings:While I have no specific cravings, I am finding myself actually feeling hungry again! Food is much easier to eat when you actually feel hungry vs. just forcing yourself to eat  because it’s been x amount of time since you last ate. 
Anything making you queasy or sick? I usually drink all my beverages through reusable straws. I decided to forgo the straw yesterday morning for breakfast, and ended up getting sick after being able to ‘smell the milk’ in my cup. Um? Totally out of the blue, totally weird. I went back to using straws. 
Belly button in or out? Oh my little belly button. It’s no longer half in and half out, it’s at this flat pancake stage. You can obviously see that it’s still a belly button, but it’s pretty flush with the rest of the belly. I’d take a picture of it for you but then you’d stop reading my blog. 
Happy or moody most of the time? I’d say around day 4 in the hospital I started feeling SO much better. When you feel better you’re just plain happier. Good moods followed for the rest of the week! Here’s to many more weeks of feeling better and being happy!
Looking forward to:  1. Picking up the Glider soon!
                            2. Family coming down to visit.

                            3. Finalizing paint colors and getting the room painted. 

My IV pump bag has become my temporary baby. I have to lug this thing EVERYWHERE. 

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