What happened to 21 weeks?? I was being lazy. I’ll try harder to not miss any more weeks from now on. Things are going pretty well now, even though I’m tired and sore a lot I feel good. I love my growing belly, and I love being able to see baby girl move from the outside. I’m not getting crazy heartburn (knock on wood) like last time, but there’s still time for that. One things I’m really looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear comfy skirts and tank tops instead of looking like a whale all bundled up in sweaters!
Here’s my personal stuff:
Symptoms: Oh the body aches! I feel like a grandma. Also, I can’t comfortably lie on my back anymore without getting short of breath and feeling lightheaded. That’s due to the weight of the baby pressing on the vein that carries blood to your heart. Not good!
Weight Gain: I’m at 150 now, so I’ve gained about 12 pounds so far. I was looking back, and by 22 weeks with Little J I had already gained 20! (sadly though, I still weighed less than I do now)
Medical Stuff: Apparently after looking at my Anatomy scan, my doctor is a bit worried about my cervix (the barrier that holds the baby in). They are supposed to be long and closed, but mine is on the short side and kind of funneling. This brings up concerns about pre-term labor, so I go for a recheck in a few weeks. Hopefully it’s nothing.