Oh, hello there! I have been gone for a bit, and I have been meaning to update the ‘ol blog. I am currently almost at 26 weeks (holy cow, where has the time gone???), so I am going to put a couple posts up to recap some previous weeks. Let’s see how much I can remember.
The bump started to actually pop out… grow baby! I was feeling pretty good, appetite was getting better and less food aversions. Veggies started to creep back in (yay!)… I actually had started to be able to stomach kale, spinach, carrots, etc. Also, jars of giant white beans from Trader Joes. They are so good… they come in a greek style tomato sauce, and they are wonderful!
I was starting to get tired again (not as bad as the first trimester) in the afternoon/early evening, but was able to keep walking in the mornings/early afternoon. It had been so cold still, so I think that was part of the tiredness. I am so ready for the warm weather!!!
I still hadn’t felt movement yet, but the doctor said it would come later for me because of having an “anterior placenta.” Basically, this means that my placenta is out front acting as a buffer between me and the baby. It’s not a big deal, but it means that he will have to get a little stronger and punch/kick a little harder for me to start feeling him.
He was still breech at this time when we went to have the 20 week appointment and ultrasound. Everything looked healthy when they did the anatomy scan! This was a huge relief to hear. There wasn’t anything in particular I was worried about, but as a mom-to-be, you just want to hear that the baby is healthy.
So, that is week 21 in a nutshell! Playing catch-up to be continued…
Being beyond the half-way point of pregnancy is soooo crazy to think about!