Hey guys! Another two weeks have come and gone, and I’m here this afternoon to share my pregnancy update for weeks 20 and 21!
20 Weeks: Baby is the size of a banana.
21 Weeks: Baby is the size of a carrot.
20 Weeks: 0 pounds
21 Weeks: 1.5 pounds
20 Weeks: Two Body Pump classes and one walk abound the neighborhood.
21 Weeks: I tried to mix things up this week by taking a spin class on Tuesday morning. The class totally kicked my butt. I actually walked out of the class 20 minutes into the workout since I felt like I was overworking my body. I finished my workout that day with a few minutes on the stair-master and treadmill. This week I also completed two Body Pump classes and one walk around the neighborhood.
20 Weeks: Nothing out of the ordinary – just a bit tired after lunch. I had a full week of real estate training this week, so I think that is what sparked the sleepiness. Although I didn’t gain any weight this week, I’m starting to have trouble buckling my jeans. To avoid shopping for maternity clothes as long as I can, I’ve been wearing loose dresses or using a rubber band to secure my jeans.
21 Weeks: Feeling great, but have noticed that my mid-region is starting to get in the way. It seems a slight bit harder to pick myself up or to reach for items when I’m in a sitting position. I also find myself catching my breath when I’m speaking too quickly (check out my latest real estate video – you’ll see me catching my breath around :32 seconds in).
20 Weeks: Cheeseburgers (I could seriously eat fast food every day if I allowed myself, but I haven’t), steak, sweets, coffee, water, fruit.
My parents cured one of my cravings by bringing me a king cake from the Cajun Pecan House on their way home from Cut Off this past week. It was heavenly!
21 Weeks: King cake, olives, pizza, chicken salad from Champagne’s, steak, rice and gravy, vegetables with every meal (finally). Also wanted to note that within the last two weeks I’ve noticed that my love for food has definitely spiked. I never seem to feel full, but I’m doing my best to control my eating habits by fueling myself with nutritious meals while indulging every once in a while.
20 Weeks: I’m waking up in the middle of the night/early morning to urinate or because of Brett’s deep breathing next to me (I love you bae). If I can’t go back to sleep, I’ve been rolling out of bed for a morning workout or early start to my day.
21 Weeks: I had a few vivid dreams this week and can’t seem to go back to bed until I’ve felt the baby move again.
Looking Forward To…
20 Weeks: Hearing back from my new doctor. I’ve submitted forms to have my records released to a new doctor, but I’m waiting for a call back to schedule our first appointment.
21 Weeks: Working on our nursery and completing a registry. I need advise on items that I will absolutely need for our baby, so please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section below.
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases
20 Weeks: None. Work has both Brett and I completely consumed at the moment, but we’re really hoping to start shopping for items soon.
21 Weeks: Same as week 20.
20 Weeks: None yet. I’ve been religiously applying belly butter every night.
21 Weeks: Same as week 20.
20 Weeks: Yes! Brett actually felt our baby move at the end of last week for the first time. There were some prolonged periods this week where I didn’t feel the baby at all. Naturally, I expressed my concern to Brett, but he assured me that the baby was fine. And sure enough – he was right. I typically feel the baby the most when I’m sitting still or right before bedtime.
21 Weeks: Yes, but still freaking out when I don’t feel the baby for a while – especially when I wake up in the middle of the night.
Any Interesting Stories?
I actually had my first visit with my new doctor today. During this visit I had another ultrasound and also completed my screening for gestational diabetes.
The good news is that our baby’s development looks normal and everything is moving along perfectly. The bad news is that I just barely failed my glucose test and will need to sit through the three hour long screening next week. I was completely upset with this news since I’ve been exercising regularly and my diet has been the same as it was before pregnancy. My doctor did inform me that I’ve done nothing wrong and that my body might be having a tough time breaking down sugar while pregnant. She also stated that since I barely failed, that I’ll likely pass the three hour screening. So, I’m hoping that I have better news to report to you guys in my next update.
On a happier note, I just wanted to state that I’m absolutely loving pregnancy so far. I’m trying my best to hold on to every moment as it passes. I tell Brett often that my favorite time of the day is lying in bed right before falling asleep. It’s when I can normally feel the baby move the most, and if we’re lucky Brett can feel him/her too.