21 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week

21 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week

You are 21 weeks pregnant and that baby of yours is the size of bok choy! Guess what… that babe is getting bigger and fatter each and every day like a miracle superhuman baby! Aren’t you so proud of your little boy chop floating around in your big belly? Some of these vegetables make me feel more icky than excited…

21 Weeks Pregnant from the Doctor:

Wanting to schedule a babymoon with the hubby??? The second trimester is a great time to plan a getaway. Stay on top of Zika risk places to avoid during pregnancy. As well, keep your Ob/Gyn informed of your travel plans. Prepare ahead and know where the nearest hospital with an Obstetric ward is wherever you are going. Sunscreen and mosquito repellent are safe during pregnancy for topical use. Avoid strenuous activities on your babymoon, like skiing and zip lining.

21 Weeks Pregnant from the Pregnant Lady:

I’m just strumming along… pregnant as can be… getting bigger and bigger and loving every kick and jab this baby girl gives me! I’ve tried to get daddy to feel the kicks, but this little one seems to know it when someone wants to feel her move so she likes to get very, very still and make sure that she makes mom sound crazy… “Wait… she was JUST moving. No, seriously… she’s kicking like crazy… I don’t know why she just stopped!” Ugh. Nevertheless, dad did get to feel her moving the other day and his smile made my fall in love with him all over again! Watching your man become a dad is amazing, so I have to say that his sweet excitement for baby number two made my heart melt! Big brother is so excited as well. He loves to talk to “Baby Seester” and then blow a raspberry on my stomach so she’ll know what a toot sounds like… he’s such a brother already.

Boys… amiright?

What are you feeling?

Hard Poos…

How else do I pick an introduction for this topic? It’s nasty, it’s gross, but it’s also really uncomfortable and is something worth addressing so that all you crazy mommas out there know that you’re not alone! Constipation is something that you really can’t escape from and my doctor has told me that she has never, ever, ever delivered a baby to a momma who made it through the pregnancy without a hemorrhoid. That’s right… hemmie will probably visit you at some point if he hasn’t already… if you are anything like me, this is your current situation and it’s not fun.

Yes, I just admitted that on the internet. It’s for the greater good. You’re welcome, world.

Soft Bras…

Okay… I know I’ve said it before, so if you’ve been following along since the beginning, I apologize for repeating myself, but MY BOOBS HURT WAYYYYY MORE THIS PREGNANCY THAN THE LAST TIME! Like, last pregnancy, my mom bought me an UGLY, soft, cotton bra without any underwire and I never ever ever wore it. It honestly debated getting rid of it after the pregnancy, but my mom was so adamant about how she loved a bra like that in her pregnancy that I keep it.

I have worn that same bra for a week now and it’s my very best friend in the whole wide world. I love it with all my heart.

These boobs of mine currently have issues, y’all. Juts simply sitting in a bra or under a shirt causes me some wincing. It was NOT this way last time. Is it a girl pregnancy thing?

How to Survive this week:

Rolling… Rolling… Rolling on the river…

I don’t know what else to say except just keep moving forward, momma.

2nd Trimester Resources

Here are some posts you mind find helpful during your second trimester:

5 Natural Products for Surviving Pregnancy // Fitness for 2 – Pregnancy Fitness 101
Fitness for 2 – Working Out in the 2nd Trimester // The Ultimate Baby Registry Guide
12 Ways to Pray for Your Unborn Child // Home Tour – Baby B’s Nursery
Home Tour – Baby A’s Nursery

   

Disclaimer: As with anything, your doctor, midwife or health practitioner should be the most-esteemed and final word when it comes to pregnancy symptoms, medications, prenatal vitamins and to-do’s. This series is meant to be informative and fun, but is in no way purposed to replace the information that your doctor can provide. Always check with your doctor first.
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