Thursday, October 20, 2011

21 weeks (+ 1 day)

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)

I'm a day late with this post this week because I was traveling for work the past two days.


Total Weight Loss/Gain: I have now regained about 7 of the 9 lbs I initially lost. Overall change in weight: -2 lbs. Looking forward to seeing the scale actually move above what it was when I got pregnant!

Maternity Clothes:  All maternity pants all the time now, though I probably could still wear some of my bigger pre-pregnancy pants with the Bella Band.  I don't because they aren't as comfortable.  I'm still able to wear my own shirts (though not all of them, obviously).

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep: Just OK. I'm having more trouble sleeping soundly now, and if I roll onto my back in my sleep, I'll wake up within a few minutes because I'm uncomfortable.  Getting up to pee 2-4 times a night now.

Movement:  I'm feeling more movement all the time, especially from Twin B.  Twin A's movements are discernable but fainter (due to the placement of his placenta and positioning).  Both twins seem more active if/when I eat/drink something sweet (like juice).

Cravings/Aversions: Still no real cravings.  I do think longingly about some of the things I'm not allowed to have, like sushi or soft cheeses, but I don't truly *crave* them.  My food aversions are much fewer now, thank goodness.

Gender: We are having two boys.

Symptoms:  I only have a little bit of nausea each day now, but I have heartburn some part of every day, and my stomach is just generally more unsettled.  (I burp a lot and get a lot of gas, lovely, I know.)  Sore nipples which are generally darker but change shades from day to day. Sometimes I'm feeling stretching sensations across my abdomen, which makes sense since it's getting visibly larger by the week (seemingly by the day sometimes).

What I miss: Being able to lie comfortably on my back.

What I look forward to: MM being able to feel the babies' movement, making it to viability in a few weeks.

Moods: Generally good.

Milestones:  Hmm, can't really think of anything since last week's post.

Medical concerns: None so far, thank goodness.

Sex?:  We haven't done it since last week's post.

Misc: We agreed on which cribs to buy and are now just waiting until our next BRU 20% off coupon becomes effective to buy them.  (We already bought the matching changing table.)  Two of my closest friends are planning a baby shower for me in a few weeks.


  1. Sorry I've been off the radar, I've been quite busy. Glad to hear your pregnancy is going well! A note about the sushi ... is it actually the raw fish you miss, or just sushi in general? I used to go with my friends and I would either get a noodle soup, or I'd get a variety of vegetarian or fully cooked sushi, and it was pretty satisfying. Hope things continue to go well!

  2. Hey! I turned 21 on Sat and that evening exactly I could feel definite movements. I suspected them before but I was (am still) so gassy I was unsure. But now, I know for sure. Isn't it absolutely friggin' awesome?!?! It was kind of disturbing at first but I'm starting to get used to feeling them. This a.m., I dropped a half gallon of milk from the frig and it landed near my belly. My baby girl was startled and jumped! Anyway, thought I'd share that with you. Haven't updated my blog yet for the 21w mark since this has been a very stressful week otherwise. :) Take care!

  3. @sunflowerchilde, thanks for the suggestion! I've tried cooked sushi a couple of times, but what I really miss is tuna, spicy tuna, yellowtail, salmon and all that other raw stuff I can't have. ;-)

  4. Glad you are doing well. How exciting to have a baby shower in the works!

  5. Hi! So glad to read your update and very happy you are doing well. This is the first time I've been online to check blogs in forever. There's just no time! Does your BRU have a twin discount? Ours honored the 20% off coupon, twin discount AND gave us the 10% off when you open the BRU credit card account all at once when we bought the cribs and a rocker. Saved us like $500! Hope things continue to go well for you. These are such exciting days!


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