Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weeks 21 & 22

Week 21
4/23/2012 - 4/29/2012

Sorry for the blurry photo this week.  Ken took a few pics, and instead of deleting this one I accidentally deleted the good ones.  Whoops.  My growing belly is pretty obvious though, so it will do.
Milestones: We felt baby girl kicking from the outside for the first time this week.  I've been feeling movement for well over a month, so it's great that Ken is finally able to feel her too!  And I totally reserve the right to take that back later on in the pregnancy when I want some peace.
Size of Meatball: Supposedly 10.5 inches and 10.6 ounces.  But since my little chunker was estimated at 13 oz before even hitting 20 weeks, and they grow about 1.5-2 oz/week, she is probably closer to a pound now.
Symptoms: "Pregnancy brain" is now in effect.  And while I still have the fatigue from the first trimester and a bit of nausea, I'm feeling pretty good.  Not as good as I was pre-pregnancy, but certainly better than the last 4-5 months.
Food cravings: Fruit.  Strawberries, melon, grapes.  Mmmmm, grapes.  Nearly frozen, sweet, juicy, yummy grapes.  Mmmm...  And chocolate milk.
Food aversions: I think I can pretty much cross chicken & coffee off my list for eternity.
Exercise: 2 runs and 2 strength sessions.  I had big plans for the weekend, but work and the couch won out.
Weight gain: Mooooo.  Up 3.8 pounds this week.  That's over half a pound per day!  I'm now up 1.8 pounds from pre-pregnancy.
Other random crap:
- The other morning I woke up for my usual 4am bathroom break.  Except that I forgot that I was pregnant, and when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror I had a split second panic attack when I saw my belly.
- While getting a mani/pedi, the technician asked me "How far along are you - about 8 months?"  Um, no.  About 5 months, thankyouverymuch.  8 months?  Come on!  I know I'm big, but not I'm not THAT big!

Week 22
4/30/2012 -  5/6/2012
Milestones: Nothing major this week, other than she has grown up to my ribs now.  Lots more kicking and jousting going on in there.  We can definitely feel her from the outside more frequently.
Size of Meatball: The size of a spaghetti squash.  If spaghetti squash have arms, legs, and black belts in judo.
Symptoms:   Oh, the reflux!  If the old wives tale is true, this little girl is going to come out with a ponytail down to her knees.  Supposedly papaya extract is an all-natural remedy, so I'm on the hunt for that.
Food cravings: Banana bread.  I woke up from a nap and HAD to have banana bread.  Like right now.  Warm and with butter.
Food aversions: Same old things (coffee, chicken, fast food).  Only 18 more weeks of typing those utterly disgusting words.
Exercise: 1 bike, 1 run, and 2 strength workouts.  I came down with another wicked head/chest cold, which landed me in bed for a large portion of the week.  Oh, and I did a 5k race!  Race report coming soon.
Weight gain: Up another 1.8 pounds this week.  My Mom told me to stop moo-ing.  So, "oink".  Although my total gain is at 3.6 pounds so far.
Other random crap:
- I think my boobs have finally stopped growing!  I haven't had to upgrade my undergarments in several weeks now.  Hooray!
- The inside of my belly button has become really dark.  Like it's tan or dirty.  Normal?