So okay, I forgot weeks 18 & 19 (gender scan!) … but much wasn’t missed. Unless you count these…
We got the cool 3D ultrasound – unexpected but the I think the tech felt bad for me since Adam couldn’t be there (he had drill that day).
We also found out, as I subtly mentioned the other day that baby Schmidt is Baby BOY Schmidt! So huzzah!
How I’m feeling: Okay, I don’t really want to get started on this one. Mostly because it opens up a big ole can o’ pregnancy related blahness and ickiness. I’m sleeping more and more uncomfortably, my SI Joint is dysfunctional and hurts. A lot. I feel like crap because my allergies are worse than normal and I can’t take my usual meds AND all of my coworkers have been passing around this bacterial non-sense that I’ve tried my best to avoid but I think I’ve picked it up. So I’m feeling like crap this week.
Everyone asks, constantly mind you, “how are you feeling?” Friends, you don’t really want to know. Trust me. I won’t go into the pregnancy related flatulence, bloating, ill-fitting clothing that I haven’t retired (but am close to. Once I find pretty pregnancy tops.), or the indigestion that has made itself home in my digestive track. That’s how I’m feeling. But my go to response? I’m feeling GREAT! (of course everyone acts super surprised but I don’t think people really want to hear how I’m really feeling.)
Baby is…about the size of a banana (or a carrot, I’m technically 21 weeks now which is “length of a carrot”) and weighs about 10 1/2 ounces. He’s also chillin’ and fluttering up a happy little storm in my tummy these days. Hubs is anxiously waiting the days when he gets to feel our little man kick too – I’m not looking forward to those days as that means I’ll be a punching bag for this little dude. But he’s just working on swallowing (helps the digestive track!) and passing “menconium” these days – which is like fetal poop. Awesome. Go baby!
Eating…less but more frequently. I get full super fast but man, I had lunch yesterday at 11a and then had to have a second lunch by 2:30p! One for me…one for baby? Everything in moderation right?
Wearing… maternity pants for the win. All the damn time. My favorites? Gap Skinny maternity jeans which I got on sale last week at the Gap in Columbia which has a maternity section (few stores have them. I’ll drive an hour to save $7 on shipping though! Instant gratification friends. Plus they were 30% off.)
Weight Gained…Still fluctuating between the 8-10 lb mark. Not too shabby for half way. Not that I’m watching my weight but I don’t want to gain too much so I make sure that I’m eating enough, getting some exercise in (yoga mostly these days but I want to start swimming again), and drinking plenty o’ water (and peeing every two minutes because of said water intake).
So there you have it. You didn’t miss much with weeks 18 and 19 (except my ma and sister came to visit which was tons of fun! I’ll post some of the fun baby stuff we got next week!) so onward to the second half!