21 weeks IVF pregnancy pregnancy pregnancy #2 second trimester

21 weeks

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 21 weeks on 16 Apr, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).

Your baby is now the size of a carrot. Your baby is as long as a carrot, and his skin now responds to touch. If you put pressure on your belly, he’ll move away or push back.

Baby’s Weight: 12.70 oz.
Baby’s Length: 10.51 in.

Total weight gain/loss: I am 170 pounds. I have gained 16 pounds overall this pregnancy.

Maternity clothes?: Yep. Every day, all day. Full panel pants are my favorite

Stretch marks?: Yes

Sleep: This week I have been very tired, most of the day. By the end of the work day, I actually catch a ten minute nap in the car in the parking lot before driving home.  I am also in pain at night.

Best moment of the week: There were two.  The anatomy scan was two hours of bliss.  The other was spending time with my eldest son. We haven’t had a lot of alone time, so I was glad to share it with him.

Not so great moment of the week: A severe miscommunication with my husband led to our spending our anniversary doing nothing…at all.

Braxton Hicks?: Yep.

Miss Anything?: Not at the moment.

What I’m loving?: A pretty good week. Easter holiday, a wedding anniversary, and family time.

What I’m not loving?: These pains

Movement: Yes. Especially after eating.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Not eating and overdoing it.

Food cravings: None

Food aversion: Chicken, blech!

Have you started to show yet: Yes

Gender prediction: #teamgreen

Labor Signs: No!

Belly Button in or out?: Still in, but stretched

Wedding ring on or off?: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mixed bag.

Preparations for baby: Not yet.

Looking forward to: A Sip and Paint event my gf is hosting. Obviously, I can’t sip, but I am looking forward to the painting part.

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