Baby Two: 21 Weeks Pregnant

21 weeks pregnant


Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017!

Today is 5/18/17 which means I’m 21 weeks! On the down slide now!

Baby is the size of a baseball hat.

I’ve gained… let’s be honest for a minute here. I haven’t weighed myself and while I’m tempted to walk my tush upstairs and do so, I’m also terrified because homegirl is looking more and more like a whale each day. 

Midwife appointment this week? Not this week! My next appointment will be my 2nd trimester group visit in mid-June.

Current mood:  A little stressed if I’m being honest. I’m working with a few companies/brands for sponsored content for this blog and I’m also finishing up both my critical essay for graduate school and my thesis before the end of the month. So pretty much every extra second for the rest of this month is full. Plus, yesterday was Jude’s 5th birthday (seriously, how is that even possible?!) and his party is tomorrow night!

Cravings: The cravings have died down. I still love it when I can get a root beer (the cane sugar kind, of course). I also really loved the fresh strawberries we picked last weekend.

Food Aversions: Pssshhh. We aren’t talking about it. We can’t. I refuse. I will not admit that I still can’t eat that-which-shall-not-be-named. 

The yucky stuff: I wake up every morning dying because I have to pee so bad. My abs feel like their on fire and my bladder feels like it’ll straight up explode. Also, the heartburn has started. God help me if this pregnancy is like Jude’s and I end up guzzling 135892y35 Tums a day.

Currently rocking:  Non-maternity Le Tote is still working out and I’ve basically been trying to squeeze into non-maternity dresses and shirts when I can. But I’m wearing maternity pants and shorts for sure.  

The best thing about pregnancy this week? Spending Jude’s birthday with him (yay for no work!) was the best. I loved feeling Hattie kicking me on the inside, while walking around hold Jude’s hand. It’s those little moments that light up my world.

What’s different about baby #2 than with Jude’s pregnancy? I only feel h

I’m nervous about: Giving birth. Over the weekend, Jordan’s sister gave birth to her sweet little boy. Being in the room while she labored made me super nervous. Once they hand you that baby, I swear you forget about all that pain. But seeing someone else experience it right in front of me brought it all back. My only hope is that I get to labor naturally this time and not induced by that evil drug called pitocin. 

Other thoughts: My sleeping has gotten pretty uncomfortable. Jude and Jordan got me a pregnancy pillow for Mother’s day but so far it’s not helping. I miss those precious hours of sleep.