Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pregnancy Journey - 21 Weeks

Hello!  And happy April!

Well week 21 has certainly been eventful.  I'll start with the highlights.  

 On Saturday, I locked my keys in my car.  Now I've done this in the past, but never have I done this with my car still running.  My husband and I stopping to pick up a few things at Walmart (a place I am not a big fan of to begin with) and we had our dogs with us.  I nicely rolled down the windows so the pups would have air and manually locked my door and started walking around the car.  I then realized my keys were in the car.  The windows were of course not down enough that I could stick my arm in to unlock the door.  Our dogs were entirely confused what was going on.  Talk about serious pregnancy brain.  Thankfully we called the number on my car window (thank you, Kia) and the man came to save the day within 45 minutes.  Let's just say I will be extra careful not to do that again!

And then on Sunday, my husband and I went out for our Sunday date of frozen yogurt and the movies.  Right as the movie was starting (literally the opening lines of Noah had just begun) I got a waive of nausea.  Really crazy nausea that I had to get out of the movies immediately.  I made it to the movie entrance with my husband following close behind and I had to lay down because I was scared I was going to faint.  My husband then helped me to a bench right at the movie entrance where I sat for about a minute and then proceeded to faint.  I wonder how many children waiting in line for the movies saw me go over.  Luckily I just fell over sideways on the bench.  I woke up no more than a minute later and my first thought was "why am I laying down on this bench?"  I then quickly remembered the past few minutes and knew I had fainted.  I've fainted a few other times in my life. 

We immediately called my doctor and went to the hospital where I'll be giving birth.  So on a happy note, we got to see the place.  It's really nice!  Long story short, our baby was just fine.  The doctor said he probably didn't even notice my fainting.  There are so many reasons I could have fainted - low blood pressure, low blood sugar, slight dehydration - who knows.  Overall, it was a bit of a stressful and little scary experience, but we made it through! 

Love the tofu option they have now
We did another sonogram and got to see our little boy on the screen again.  Loved that part.  He was moving all around.  We also confirmed (again) that he is, in fact, a he.  And in all honesty the suite we were in was nicer than some hotel rooms we've stayed at.  Ha!  We finished that day with Chipotle.  Much needed.  I was super hungry by the end of the experience.  Saltine crackers and orange juice never tasted so fantastic.  
Lastly, I had a very sharp pain in my upper left rib yesterday.  It's since gone away, but man it really hurt.  I called the doctor just to get some peace of mind and had a follow-up appointment this morning.  Got to hear our little boy's heartbeat once again.  I will never get sick of that.  So it's been a bit of a crazy week, but still a great one.  

Weight Gain:  11 pounds (found out at the doctor's office).  I know I should be gaining about a pound/week at this point.  No problem here consuming the extra food!

Happy lunch of almond butter and jelly sandwich with a salad
 Body:  Definitely round ligament pain.  I feel my body growing and I'll get bursts of pain on my sides when I roll over in bed sometimes.  

I'm also starting to experience some lower back pain.  Nothing too severe, just a dull ache once in a while. 

On Saturday, we drove to meet my parents because they were picking up their new puppy, Bailee!  She is such a sweetheart.  She's a cockapoo puppy and it was so nice to meet her.  We were driving country roads on the way there and I felt our baby moving lots during that car ride.  It was awesome!  Every day I feel little flutters of movement, sometimes more and sometimes less, just depends on the day.  It brings the biggest smile to my face with every fluttering feeling.

Cravings:  Sometimes hungrier than others.  I eat every two hours though because I'm always hungry for at least a little snack at that time.  My favorite meal this week was thai peanut noodle stir fry.  I just can't get enough udon noodles!

Maternity Clothes:  I will continue to love my maternity pants through this whole beautiful experience.  I'm wearing my first maternity spring top today!  It's actually going to get warm today (like above 50 degrees) - woohoo!

21 weeks outfit!
 Sleep:  Sleep has been absolutely wonderful this week.  There was one night where I was up from 3:30 to 5ish, but I then slept in until 8:30 because it was the weekend, so it really was no big deal.  I'm so very thankful for all the great sleep this week with everything that was going on.  I still toss and turn and roll from side to side to get comfortable though.

  Goals:  Worry less.  I am constantly experiencing new aches and feelings in my body and it's hard not to always think "is that normal?"  I really make an effort to relax and not focus on each little thing, but it can be tough.  Worrying is no fun.  

My husband and I were talking last night about how we're so excited to meet our baby and get to know him, and have him get to know us.  August still seems forever away, but each week is a little closer to meeting our little angel.


  1. that's so scary but glad you got to see little guy again!

  2. I made a mental note never to see a movie with a pregnant friend ;-) Just kidding! Glad to hear all was well! When I was in college, I would lock my keys in my car so often that campus police knew me by name. now I strategically place my space keys EVERYWHERE.

  3. I lock my keys in mark at least twice a year, so frustrating! You certainly had an eventful week, and on the bright sight- how fun that you got to see your baby boy again!

  4. Oh no! I'm so sorry about the fainting spell! I hope you're feeling better! My best friend had a few fainting spells during her pregnancy...those babies can be drama queens (or kings, in your case! ;-)) Drink lots of water and snack on something sugary (it's a good excuse!)...also, you look adorable! My belly looks like I'm five weeks AHEAD of you, not behind you!