So… I realize that bump shots just haven’t happened this time. I’m going to work on it and have a real bump shot next time, but until then, it’s the best I have…
What Fruit are you? Carrot! Yes, I had to look it up. 10.5 inches head to toe and about 3/4 lb. She’s practicing swallowing and has eye lids and eye brows.
Due date: May 9, 2014 (Hailey was induced at 10 days past due, so I’m interested to see how this labor will develop. Luckily, I still have time!)
How far along: 21 glorious weeks- over half way. I can’t believe it!
Gender: All girl!
Total weight gain/loss: Up 10 lbs. I was up 13 lbs at this point with Hailey. It’s so funny to me to compare the pregnancies.
Exercise: Whew, well after almost a week battle with the stomach bug when I was 19 weeks, I’m happy to report that I feel great again! This past week I’ve gotten in 4 wogs (walk/jogs) ranging from 2.2 miles to 3.7 miles. A 12:30 pace feels the best to me, but I take plenty of walking breaks, too.
Last night after 2.2 grueling miles (haha), my legs ached so I threw on my compression socks. Great idea!! They really helped.
I only did one strength session this past week, but those always make me feel mighty. Love ‘em. Looking to get at least 2 in a week, plus FINALLY start prenatal yoga when the new year begins.
Cue terrible, awkward gym selfie snapped quickly while no one was around (cringe…), but at least you can see the bump more clearly.
Stretch marks: Not yet… do your thang, coconut oil!
Maternity clothes: All maternity jeans but some non-maternity shirts still work fine. I got a new stitch fix (affiliate link) and two of the shirts worked out great! Still, I’ll need a few more true maternity items to get me through winter with a bigger belly. Especially workout clothes. I’m looking for those within the next week.
Belly button: In for now. Pretty sure it won’t stay that way the whole time.
Sleep: Grateful that it’s still good! I’m in bed asleep by 10 and am usually ready to get up when the alarm goes off at 6:30. Occasionally I’ll wake up for a bathroom break, but it’s rare.
Food cravings: Steak! After meat sounding ‘eh’ to me for so long, this past week my need for red meat has been intense! The ribeye on Christmas was fantastic and I ate the leftovers cold yesterday before making a meat sauce to go on spaghetti squash for dinner. Baby must need some iron?
Symptoms: Besides the growing belly, I feel really good. Occasionally I’ll get a tiny wave of queasiness or feel the need to sit and rest midday, but for the most part, 21 weeks is great!
Oh, and acne. I guess it isn’t terrible, but as someone that has been spoiled with good skin, the breakouts are pretty frustrating.
Movement: Yes! She was a busy girl on Christmas day and must have worn herself out because she was more quiet yesterday. I’m getting to the point that I worry if I don’t feel her, even though I know it can be inconsistent at this stage.
What I miss: Wine, but only because of the holidays I think. I haven’t missed it as much this pregnancy, but certainly look forward to a cold Blue Moon when summer rolls around!.
What I’m loving: That I’m feeling good! What a blessing.
What I’m looking forward to: This is the year all my friends turn 30, so I’m headed to Georgia on Saturday to celebrate with my best friends. Can’t wait for some girl time!
Best moment this week: Finding out that another pregnant friend is having a girl! I know a lot of ladies due around the time I am and all of them are having girls- how fun!
Words of wisdom: Enjoy all the wonders of pregnancy. This might very well be my last experience with it and I want to savor it
For fun: 20 weeks pregnant with Hailey
Now let’s talk about… NAMES.
David and I found out Hailey was a girl at a fancy dinner when I was 18 weeks. We named her THAT night after we decided we both just really liked the name Hailey. Well, here I am, 21 weeks, and baby girl still doesn’t have a name.
We talk about it quite often, but nothing seems to stand out yet, as there are several names I like. I actually love the name Taylor, but it’s my niece’s name. Too weird? Probably.
I keep thinking there is a name out there that we haven’t thought of yet, so the search continues. My question to you…
At what point of pregnancy or birth should a baby have a name?
What are some of your favorite girl names?