21 Weeks

How far along? 21 Weeks.  4.8 months completes and 53% done!
Baby Size: Elle is the size of a carrot this week, and weights a little less than a pound.
Total weight gain:  I'm at 130 as of yesterday...so about 9 pounds
Maternity clothes?  Mainly maternity if I need to look presentable.  But to the gym and around the house I still wear my normal assortment of t-shirts and running shorts.
Stretch marks?  Nothing new, although the boobs are growing again.  Still piling on the body oil and lotion every day.
Sleep:  I missed sleep this week!  It's been taking forever to actually fall asleep, and then I wake up every few hours.
Best moment this week:  Feeling E move about!  And the phone call from B.  I hadn't heard his voice in a month.  Today I got a call from my OB letting me know the 2nd Trimester Screening all came back negative (normal).  Thank God!
Miss Anything?  Not having hip pain and being able to sleep like I used to.
Movement: Yes, finally!  I started feeling her on July 14th.  No crazy kicks, but I can feel her shift around :)
Food cravings: No cravings this week.  Still eating a ton of fruit and my thirst has picked up since I started working out again.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.
Gender: Girl!!!
Labor Signs: Nothing.
Symptoms:  Just the hip pain.  Though now my chiropractor knows exactly how to pop my hips to get the pain to go away for a bit.  I just wish it would last.
Belly Button in or out? In, but it's a little more shallow than a few weeks ago.
Wedding rings on or off? On.  But I had to get a replacement wedding band because since I got pregnant I've had a horrible reaction to the white gold.  It looks like a gross burn mark all the way around my finger where my rings sat.  I ordered a plain sterling silver band from James Avery to hold me over till this allergy goes away.
Mood: Normal...peppy and happy.
Looking forward to:  B pinning on Captain on the 1st!!!  I'm so happy for him!!
Other:  Officially can't wear my old shorts anymore.  They look funny with the rubberband trick.
Thanks to my gf, I have started going back to work out classes (I need someone to hold me accountable).  It feels so great to be active again!
Scheduled my next OB appointment for August 7th.  Yay!
B and I have decided on a middle name!!

And just for fun... 12 weeks to 21 weeks:
Now I do feel pregnant!


  1. You look adorable :) Loved reading your update

  2. Hi! Im a new follower also pregnant (due in about 5 weeks) and I really enjoy reading your posts!

  3. this is soo exciting! congrats!

  4. Your so tiny! I'm 35 weeks and wish I was that tiny again! Love reading updates from other mama's to be!


  5. aww you look so good!! I can't believe you're half-way there (and I can't wait to meet baby E). LSL!