I’m officially at 21 weeks when this post will be published. I didn’t think I’d want to share a TON of pregnancy info BUT I honestly thought I’d hate being pregnant. Oh sure, don’t get me wrong the first trimester was awful BUT the thought that this was actually happening was an incredible feeling. Now that I’m feeling better, I’m even more excited about pregnancy and the impending arrival of Baby Murray.
Yesterday we had the big anatomy scan that included a thorough fetal heart/brain ultrasound to rule out any heart or brain abnormalities. If we didn’t already know the sex(don’t worry! I won’t keep you in suspense much longer, probably next week I will spill the beans!) we would have found out during this scan as well. After this ultrasound we met with the genetic counselor to go over the results.
Also, at work we’ve made plans for me to go on sick leave starting February 1st and then maternity leave will start whenever Baby Murray is born. It’s surreal to me that I’m already thinking about not being at work!
5-10lbs? Depending on the day and what I’ve eaten it’s more. I’m definitely feeling heavy in the belly though!
I’ve been wearing maternity pants since the end of my 13th week full-time. I’m hoping to not have to buy any new shirts during my pregnancy thanks to my normally loose-fitting shirts I wear normally.
The first trimester was all about the sleep. The second semester seems to be all about insomnia. I think it’s because I’m peeing and eating more during the night and then it takes me time to fall back asleep after I reposition all my pillows. I’m sure it’s just going to get worse!
Baby Murray Likes
Fruit, greek yogurt, roasted vegetables, peanut butter and jam, dark chocolate and hummus.
Baby Murray Dislikes
When I cross my legs. I think Baby Murray is getting squished? Definitely can’t do it any more because Baby Murray goes nuts! Also, eggs are still disgusting.
Best moment so far
Feeling even stronger kicks! I’ve been feeling slight kicks from about 16 weeks but this week Baby Murray has been getting stronger and I’m loving it!
Since I’m eating low-sodium, I’ve been missing ALL the salt. I joke at least once a day that I just want a salt lick.
Pretty much anytime anyone mentions a food, I immediately need it. Also, a never-ending craving for a hot dog. Specifically a chili cheese dog. Ya…..
Insomnia, BIG time! And also two days where my abdominal scar felt like it was stretching and it didn’t really hurt but it was a noticeable sort of pain. I’m not feeling any heartburn, nausea is pretty minimal as long as I eat every 2 hours and I haven’t had leg cramps or anything yet.
Looking forward to
Getting our nursery set up and buying some of our bigger item purchases like cloth diapers. Also, having my family Facetime with us while we open Baby Murray’s presents sometime in January.
And that’s about all I have to share about that. I can definitely feel like Baby Murray is getting bigger because my belly is feeling heavy.
So tell me, what should I be expecting during the second half of my pregnancy? What was your favourite/least favourite thing about being pregnant?