HELLO twenty one weeks! This little one is now the size of a baseball cap. She has been doing a lot of growing in there...such a busy lady! It was time for a mirror selfie! It's late, so I'm going to make this one snappy...
Changes I've noticed: I can't see my toes anymore. My tummy is being stretched to the MAX! My skin is so tight, I've been "lotioning" like crazy...so it's very shiny too! It almost sounds nice, but then throw in all those veins! Yikes! My belly button is starting to flatten out already. "It's all very National Geographic" (-Knocked Up).
How I've been sleeping: No problemo when it comes to sleeping....thank goodness! I started using one of those wedge pillows to help me stay on my side. It sometimes works. Some mornings I wake up and it's on the floor, and I'm on my back. I try though!
Food and exercise: This weekend was rough, but I've been doing better since. I've been eating breakfast every day, usually something fast like a granola bar and fruit. I've also been drinking my chocolate Shakeology, which is a lifesaver most days in order to hold me over until lunch. Every night before bed, I've been doing some yoga and stretching followed by some squats. I need to focus on getting my strength and flexibility back!
Maternity clothes: Oh yes! Maternity work clothes, and it feels REALLY good to get into those leggings afterwards!
Movement: She is still non-stop, and her kicks are strong! Not only is she kicking, but she is always rotating around. Just now I looked down and she was all on the right side poking out. It's like she's doing acrobatics in there!
Best moment this past week: Obviously EVERY moment from our fun trip this past weekend! A good part of our time spent together was spent talking about Sissy! Ella has been very snuggly, always hugging my tummy and rubbing it. I have been encouraging her to sing to baby, it's so sweet!
We also finalized Baby Girl's name and chose how we're going to spell it! Tonight, I made her a pretty painting for the nursery at Painting With a Twist. It was strange not posting a pic of the final product, but I'm going to be good and keep it a surprise. I'm in love with how it came out!
So that sums up week #21 with this new sweet pea!
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