Bumpdate: 21 Weeks


Gender: We are officially having a GIRL!

Weight gain: As of my appointment yesterday, I have gained 12 lbs so far in this pregnancy. At first, I almost freaked out because I was afraid that it was too soon for that much, but my doctor reassured me that I am doing great and right on track. Really, so long as baby girl is healthy, that is ok by me.

Baby’s Growth: We had the anatomy scan and she is doing great! According to my pregnancy app, she is as big as an endive (whatever that is).

Cravings: Throughout this pregnancy, I have mainly craved unhealthy things. Particularly, all things lemon (lemonade, lemon cookies, lemon cake, you get the picture) and McDonald’s double cheeseburgers. Last night though, I started craving a salad from Chick-fil-a. Well, smothered in chick-fil-a sauce, but it’s a salad so it counts!

How I am feeling: I was a nervous wreck prior to our anatomy scan. Now that we know she is growing and healthy, I am so much better! Other than that, I’ve had some aches and pains from my stomach stretching. Putting on lotion twice a day seems to be helping though. Also, acid reflux. That has been a pain in the you-know-what so far!

Movement: TONS! Every ultrasound tech and every time they check her heartbeat, they all remark on how active she is. I love it.

Favorite moment this week: The anatomy scan being all clear for sure!

Also, I was soaking in the bath (warm and only for 15 minutes, don’t worry 😊) on Monday and all of a sudden, she gives a kick so hard that it made my stomach move from the outside. So surreal, yet so neat! And not going to lie, felt so strange. 😉

Sleeping: Eh, so-so. My hips have been killing me lately, so sleeping on my side has been a challenge.

Clothes: Pretty much in all maternity now. I have also taken to stealing my husband’s comfy t-shirts at night. He’s not getting them back any time soon! As for maternity clothes, really hitting up Amazon lately since they are so cheap and pretty good. I might have to do a maternity favorites post soon.

Most looking forward to: Our baby shower on the 30th back in TN!

Thankful for: A healthy babe and the sweetest man by my side. I don’t know what I would do without him.