How Far Along? 21 Weeks!!! 19(ish) to go! (1/22/12)
Symptoms: Heartburn!! It’s the worst!! My mega tiredness is back. and I’m now kinda unweildy. I’m nowhere near as big as I’m gunna be and I’m already having problems with bending for things, and getting up easily from the couch and bed.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 8 lbs!!! I’m so glad to be gaining, and know Embry’s getting fat in there!
Maternity Clothes: I am mainly wearing maternity items, I need to find an inexpensive coat soon. I think I’m going to take the advice of some of my lovely readers/bloggy friends and wear a uniform of leggings and tunics.
Stretch Marks: Not yet, still fighting stretchmarks as best I can.
Sleep: Glad to have the extra sleeping space from the new bed, but my comfort is still an issue. I am using pillows all over, but wake up so often at night and have to rearrange them…I think I’m going to bite the bullet and find a 2 sided maternity pillow. I was lookin at these on amazon. But not sure which to get.
Food Cravings: Pad Thai with lots of lime. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Salty/Tangy anything. Huge glasses of ice cold milk, water and orange juice.
Best Moment This Week: The anatomy scan. It was tremendous. I dunno, I don’t cry when I see Embry anymore, but hearing his lil heartbeat makes me bust out the waterworks. I guess it’s cuz I never get to hear him. John puts his ear to my belly and says he hears squishy sounds. I get to feel him but not hear. I know that first cry I hear when he’s born is going to make me pee my pants.
Movement: Lots, he gets active at certain times….one being 4am…so I wonder if that means he’s sleeping the other times? And I wonder if 4am will be one of our feeding times. He’s also getting stronger. This kid is starting to really kick hard!
Labor Signs: None and don’t want any yet! (not for 19ish weeks!)
Belly Button In Or Out? ::sigh:: let’s just skip this one.
What I Miss: Moving quickly with ease. A full nights sleep. Warm weather…but that’s not Embry’s fault.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Touring the hospital and birthing center, meeting and interviewing the 2 doulas we contacted, starting hypnobabies. (anyone know where to get hypnobabies cheap?!)
Milestones: Seeing my little guy for the anatomy scan. Getting to see all his little parts, counting his fingers and toes (i know, i know) looking at his heart pumping away, seeing all is cool brain parts, and hearing how well he’s doing in there.
Weekly Wisdom: Now, I’m not one to give financial advice but I have a hot stock tip. Buy up all the stock you can in TUMS cuz I am single handedly making their stock rise. This heartburn is no joke.
Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy? Where’d you get your maternity coat (if you needed one)? Did you use any tools similar to hypnobabies to help self soothe during labor?