Pregnancy Journey: Week 21

Size of Baby: Spaghetti Squash.  We were supposed to hit the 1 lb. mark this week!

Weight Gain: 1 lb.

How I’m Feeling: I’m feeling good still.  I have had some heartburn still, but might be getting a little better (although I feel it as I’m typing this).

We packed up our house and moved this week.  I worked really hard one day when we were packing and was exhausted for two days!  I was also dehydrated for a couple days too!

I think due to the dehydration my pee has been off.  It’s been a little darker and I’ve had a harder time with getting the stream going (TMI).

I’m also waking up in the middle of the night and sometimes having a harder time going back to sleep.  I like to think that it’s to prepare me for motherhood needing less sleep.

Other than that, no much new to report.  My back pain is feeling better.

Doctor’s Appointment:  No appointment until Halloween when I get to meet my new midwives group in Denver.

What I’m Eating:
Since we were in the process of packing and moving, I didn’t have a kitchen to work with and we ate out more.  I tried to make healthier choices, but still didn’t have the healthiest week in eating.  I don’t really have any aversions other than cooked veggies (like zucchini), but zucchini bread on the other hand is just fine!

I missed my malt-o-meal in the mornings! I’ve been eating it everyday for a couple weeks and just can’t get enough.  I’m kind of over my cravings for breakfast sandwiches.

I craved a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese because I saw it on someone else’s blog.  I can say no to my cravings, but it’s harder to do than when I wasn’t pregnant!

Exercise: Walking 3 miles every single day and trying to do strength training every other day.  My body is getting better with that; it’s not insanely sore anymore when I do it, but it feels good.  David and I are going to start going to the gym in the mornings now after we get moved because he works at 7:30 am instead of 5:30 am.  Woo Hoo!!

What I Miss:

I’m still waiting very patiently for my peanut to start kicking.  I haven’t felt him yet and I’m starting to get anxious.  I have an anterior placenta, which the doctor said would make me feel him later.

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