How far along? 21 weeks
Maternity Clothes? I found another consignment shop in town that had some great things! The other store I've been to twice now has a huge selection but everything in that selection must be from 1995 and has been worn by a mother of 10. The tops are all out of style and faded. Bleh. I have gotten some pants and shorts though. This new-to-me store had a much more limited selection however, just about everything was from the last couple of years. I picked up 3 tops for less than $20...total. :)
Have you started to show yet? No joke, The Pilot and I were standing in the lobby of the movie theater waiting to go in when I asked him if I looked pregnant or just fat. Being the good husband that he is, he didn't even pause and said "Definitely pregnant, not fat." Some days I feel fat and self conscious and other days I feel pregnant and I'm ok with that.
Symptoms: I didn't really notice anything new this week. Still heartburn at night and the lower back pain, though this week was a little better which I contribute to the exercise, a pregnancy body pillow that is like having a 3rd person in bed, and a support belt that I wore around the house over the weekend.
Activity: There were two really good workouts! It's a start! Yeay for getting off my butt!
Best moment this week: The ultrasound....seeing something that actually looks like a baby was amazing. I've never thought to much about miracles but conception/pregnancy has got to be the closest thing to a miracle I've ever witnessed!
Miss anything? Cycling. The weather is finally warming up and I've seen a lot of cyclists out on the roads again. And I miss it. I would love to go for a bike ride but the belly won't let me get on a road bike, plus I've noticed a shift in my center of balance. That and falling over while clipped into the pedals is always a risk. So I'll be off the bike until next spring most likely. I do have a recumbent stationary bike that I can use though so I hope to do that from time to time so I don't lose my bike legs completely...but I miss having the "wind in my hair (helmet)."
Movement: This is getting more and more noticeable and consistent. I notice the most movement right after I have eaten...and most recently, when I've laid down and I'm trying to sleep. It still catches me off guard sometimes and it's very distracting. How am I supposed to get back to work after lunch when I've got something jumping around in there?? I keep thinking I'll feel it from the outside but nothing yet.
Food cravings: My mom read my update last week and showed up on Saturday with a pound of strawberries. I guess they were on sale so she got an extra carton. The thing is, the day before, I asked The Pilot to get 2 cartons at the store since I ate last week's carton by myself. So on Saturday, we had 3 pounds of strawberries in the house. By Monday, there was only a pound left. I'll leave it at that.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not really but I've noticed my appetite has waned. Some days I just don't have an appetite and don't feel like eating (but I do anyways) and then other days, I want to eat everything in sight. The Pilot and I met my parents for dinner the other night at a local pizza place that has a salad bar. We ordered pizza, which was good, but for some reason the salad was the greatest thing I've ever eaten...and therefore I ate 2 large plates of salad while The Pilot tackled the pizza (and before you go thinking the salad was healthy, I doused it in dressing and croutons. I've never found so much joy in croutons before that moment).
Gender: We are 85-90% sure it's a boy...though a relative made me feel better for wanting another look because she was told a baby was a boy only to have a follow up ultrasound discover it was a girl. And she did in fact have a (very cute!) girl.
Looking forward to: Another ultrasound...hopefully baby isn't as modest as mama and will flash the goods a little more so I can be more convinced of the gender. :) Looking forward to a couple baby showers that are in the works. I can't wait to see all my friends and family!
What I'm not looking forward to: Waking up more and more in the middle of the night. I know it's just preparation for after the baby comes but dang. Between trips to the bathroom and being uncomfortable, I'm not getting much uninterrupted sleep. I think this is the only thing that has really surprised me so far. I just didn't expect this so early on. I thought this was 3rd trimester stuff! And everyone keeps telling me it just gets worse. Oh boy.
Milestones: I'm now harboring a pomegranate. Say what? I don't know that I've ever seen a whole pomegranate before.