The Bump Report – McBaby I – 21 Weeks

I cannot believe I’m 21 weeks pregnant! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was looking at the little blip of McBaby, feeling an immense amount of relief that he was actually in there! And now, I’m halfway done and my stomach seems to be doubling in size every day! πŸ™‚

Here’s what’s happening with me and McBaby over the last few weeks…

See my other McBaby posts here!

How far along? 21 weeks! It took a long time, but I finally feel pregnant!

Total weight gain/loss: I THINK I’ve gained 6-7 lbs, but I can’t remember for sure where I started, so I’m going to confirm with my doctor at my 24 week appointment. I’ll tell her my blog readers won’t be able to sleep until they know the truth. πŸ˜‰

Maternity clothes? Not really. I’m still in my regular jeans and tops. However, I may call it quits on the wearing of real pants pretty soon here. Why bother when this is one of the few times in life I’m actually expected to wear stretchy pants every day? πŸ˜‰

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Stretch marks? Nope! So far, so good!

Sleep:  Sleeping pretty well!  I do wake up sometimes in the middle of the night with “busy brain,” but I think that’s normal. 

Top moment of the week:  Seeing McBaby last week at his 20 week appointment, and hearing that he’s healthy. Oh, and let’s not forget that the doctor admitted that he’s “a little big” for his age. He was 15 ounces and the norm for 20 weeks is around 10.5 to 11.5! She said he’s in the 96th percentile in size/weight! OMG! But I am happy to hear that he’s healthy and plump…I can’t wait to squeeze his fat little cheeks! πŸ˜‰

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What I’m missing? You’ll be shocked to hear this:  I miss WINE!

How adorable is this picture?! πŸ™‚

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Movement: Yes! Little kicks…he gets very excited after I eat, and at night while I’m watching TV (probably because I’m still eating). The other night, while eating popcorn in bed, he gave me such a jab that I actually jumped! πŸ˜‰ Brad can’t feel him yet, but I think he will be able to any day now! (Count the # of times I wrote “eat” in that last paragraph and you’ll learn my new favorite hobby!)

Food cravings: I’ve eaten an apple a day almost every single day of my pregnancy. That’s a craving that lives on. And I’ve recently been eating microwave popcorn like it’s crack. 

Anything making you queasy or sick:  I’m still very turned off by meat, especially of the “fowl” persuasion. Turkey and chicken are unappealing to me.  Strangely, I have no problem with breaded chicken, like chicken nuggets, but the idea of eating a chicken breast makes me want to hurl.

Showing yet:  Yes, it’s like one day, I woke up and I had grown a bump overnight. I finally feel like I look pregnant, vs. like I ate too much cake for dinner. Check out the comparison photo below…I can’t believe how much McBaby has grown in just 2 weeks (PS…I swear I don’t wear tunics and leggings every day…this is pure coincidence)!  πŸ™‚

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Happy or Moody most of the time:  I’m happy! πŸ™‚

Who knew…how ABSOLUTELY, DEAD TIRED pregnancy makes you. This past Sunday we went to the Steelers game and sat in freezing temps and snow for 3.5 hours. That’s when I realized that I can’t do as much as I once could…I was so exhausted by the end of the day that I could hardly speak. Growing McBaby is hard work!

(How cold do we look in this picture? haha brrrr!)

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Looking forward to: Brad feeling his little kicks! πŸ™‚ It’s surreal and weird, but it made it feel so much more real. I think it will seriously freak him out at first…but I also think he’ll love it. πŸ™‚ Also, looking forward to seeing his new crib put together and starting on his nursery! (Note: picture below is the crib we bought, but that’s not his nursery. Original picture here!) 

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