07 May 2012

21 weeks


So I had somewhat of a heartbreaking revelation occur last night.  I was on the floor playing "fort" with the kiddos and Brynnie wanted to sit on my lap, but she kept hitting my belly.  Then I got an elbow from Carter.  Then someone leaned on my belly to stand up and it hit me.  I really need to be careful.  And I think my days of playing around on the floor with the kids is officially over.

It breaks my heart.

I mean sure, they still have their daddy.  But as I watched from the couch as they all wrestled on the floor, it was hard to fight the urge to go and join them.  So I just smiled and took pictures.

I guess I'll just stick to being the cuddle monster mama until this baby arrives. At least I can still play bubbles, soccer, baseball and lots of other stuff with them {the pool!}

But I sure will miss the fort.

Pregnancy: 21 weeks

Weight Gain: 10 pounds

Sleep: Apparently Carter was up all night coughing.  I didn't hear a thing. So clearly? I'm sleeping well. {Bob took care of him though :}

Gender: We're team green, so we'll find out in September!

Names: Reid Joseph or Emerson Mae {see the name post here!}

Feeling: I'm feeling really good this week!

Health: BP has been good and swelling has been minimal thus far.  WOO HOO!  Let's keep this up, eh?

Movement: Baby is a little mover in there and I love it.  Bob is so desperately trying to feel the baby but he hasn't yet. The baby will either move to a different spot or go back to sleep, lol.  Very soon though... I know it!

Belly: It's big. And a little uncomfortable.  And my ribs are hurting really bad already.  I don't want to complain, but I'll just say... it's going to be a long summer.

I just read in my 21 week post with Brynn that I had the start of a linea negra at this time last pregnancy but so far? Nothing.  I do expect to get that back though, considering that I had it with both Carter and Brynn.

Here's the belleh from the front...

And for comparison, here's my 21 week belly with both Carter & Brynn!  I would have worn that same shirt, but I don't even think it fits my belly now, lol...
21w comparison

Thoughts? I think my belly is bigger than it was with Brynn at this point.  Which just scares me.

Next Appointment: OB & Ultrasound: Friday, May 25th at 23w5d.


Steph said...

I can't wait to squeeze that belly this weekend! PS I love that shirt!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I honestly have been feeling guilty about how 'not fun' I am anymore. Declan is the one running with her on his shoulders. Declan is the one rough housing. Declan is the one who can swing her around like a crazy person. Etc. Etc. Etc. I looked at my sister the other day and said "well, its a good thing we BOTH aren't pregnant, so she at least has ONE fun parent". It made me feel bad, though. So I get that 'feeling'. I feel like I'm missing out, somehow. I feel a little guilty.

Audrey said...

SOOOOO cute!

Two Journeys:One Life said...

You look so cute! I just bought that shirt =)

Unknown said...

You look so adorable! I love the baby names you've got picked out! My son Wyatt's middle name is Joseph and our "girl" middle name is Mae {same as my grandmothers}. So, apparently we have excellent taste in middle names!!


Anonymous said...

You look really great, but to me you look smallest with #3! Maybe it's because you're more slim overall? But the belly does look smaller!

vickichristine said...

yeah, i'm in rib pain central too. what is that?? this is my first and i've yet to ask my dr. but sheesh, it is no picnic! congrats!

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