How far along am I? 21 weeks this past Monday
Maternity clothes? Yes! I have been wearing maternity pants since about 10 weeks and wear a mix of regular longer tops and maternity tops.
Sleep- Still good! In the first trimester, I was getting up once a night to use the bathroom but now, I am not. I do toss and turn some nights and get up most days at 5:30 which is annoying!
Symptoms- I get more tired than usual. When I bend over, I get dizzy so I try to avoid it. Not many symptoms going on at the moment- thank god!
Belly button- My belly button popped out at 18 weeks. I expected this as it popped out last time at 19 weeks.
Weight gain- I am writing this post at 19 weeks and am up about 12 lbs. At first, I was gaining weight really quickly (like 7 lbs at once) and was a little worried but my amazing doctor reassured me about it and I feel so much better. As long as I eat fairly healthy and exercise, I know that my body will gain exactly what it needs to to grow the perfect baby.
I remember how hard labor is and I want to prepare for it the best that I can. Also, when you have a newborn, you rock them a lot, bend over to change them, lean over a bit for breastfeeding, etc. and a strong body is so so important. I am trying to remind myself of that when I feel lazy.
Movement- I started feeling the baby move at around 17 weeks. I feel kicks everyday and it is amazing. Troy got to feel the baby move at 18 weeks and he is so, so excited. I honestly think that he is more excited this time around because he knows what is to come: an amazing baby that changes our lives!
Oh yeah, and a big reason that you are probably reading this post: to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I have been so excited to find out the sex of the baby, I can hardly stand it. We do not care what we are having at all. The whole family (except for Adalyn and my sister's boyfriend) thinks that it is a boy. I have just had the strongest feeling about it and have felt so different this pregnancy than with Adalyn so I have felt like that the whole time.