How far along: Yesterday I reached the 21-week mark -- I'm halfway through my pregnancy -- so exciting/crazy!
Size of the baby: According to my BabyCenter My Pregnancy app, Baby M is the length of a carrot and approx. 3/4 lb.
Gender: We're having a little girl :) bring on the pink and gold!
How do you feel? Awesome! This pregnancy has been really wonderful so far. I was tired in the beginning but I have my energy back and I'm feeling great. No nausea, no food aversions, or acid reflux...I just hope it continues.
Cravings: Extra sharp cheddar cheese, apples, chicken tikka masala with garlic naan, pumpkin pie, and funfetti cupcakes.
Miss anything? Turkey lunch meat, feta, and bleu cheese!! I've already decided I want a ginormous sandwich from Queen Street Grocery after I deliver. I also really miss sleeping on my back.
General mood: Happy, excited, hungry :)
Fears: At my level 2 ultrasound appointment my doctor told me that my placenta is near my cervix and I might have placenta previa. My placenta should move up in the next few months with the baby but if it doesn't I'll have to have a C-section which freaks me out. I'm trying not to worry about it since there really isn't anything I can do but wait and see what happens.
Sleep: I sleep pretty well thanks to my fortress of pillows -- I have a bump nest pregnancy pillow and it's a lifesaver.
Workouts: I try to workout at least 4-5 times a week, that includes hour long walks around our neighborhood or trips to the gym: yoga, squats, free weights and foam roller exercises. I also really like these 10-minute prenatal workouts from popsugar: arms, lower body, and a prenatal workout from Heidi Klum's trainer.
Things I am looking forward to: My cousin's wedding is this weekend in Fredericksburg, Virginia -- I can't wait to see my family and eat some wedding cake (whoohoo bridesmaid with a bump!)
Best moment this month: Finally feeling the baby move and seeing her at our level 2 ultrasound. Our technician said she was measuring perfectly and everything looked great.
Shout out to my baby daddy: Thank you H for playing photographer and getting a bump photo of me...and for running to rite aid for cookie dough ice cream -- you're the best!
Maternity clothes: For the most part I am still in normal clothes but they are getting pretty snug. When it's warm I wear my regular shorts with the old rubber band trick. I've bought a few flowy shirts (I recently bought this one in a size up) and I am loving my leggings.