Here I am at 21 weeks as of Monday.
I love my little growing baby bump. I definitely look pregnant now and not just overweight. I especially love baby bumps in stripes, I feel it just emphasizes the adorable growing belly.
I am already starting to get that itchy belly thing and have started drowning my belly in lotion. I have also received the BIO OIL that is supposed to help reduce already existing scars (I still have stretch marks from Chloe) and help stop any new scars. I have seen pictures of people who use it and it is very impressive. I hope it works. My stretch marks from the first pregnancy were atrocious. They were bright red all over my thighs, hips and lower abdomen. It looked like I got in a fight with a bear! (But at least I won, since I am still alive.) I hear it also helps with any scars, so I will try it on some other scars too and see how it goes.
I have been having bad acid reflex lately. yuck. so now I have to carry around a small bottle of tums with me. At least they have a tropical flavor to them. And I still have been getting car sick (not really sick, just tummy ache and head ache) and it seems best if I drive most of the time to prevent it. I am starting to get really tired again all of a sudden too. The last 3 nights I have fallen asleep early on the couch, even before Chloe goes to bed! Luckily James stays up late with her, she is such a night owl... she likes to wait until 11pm to go to sleep. I don't know how she does it. must be those 2 hour naps she takes at the sitters.
And the best part of the pregnancy so far: getting to feel little Emery kick. yes KICK! Even James has felt her. I couldn't believe he was able to feel her this early in the pregnancy, but sure enough! I felt her fluttering for the past 3 weeks now, then the night we found out Emery was a SHE, she surprised me with a swift kick to the belly button. (while we were editing the video to send out, I might add. It was such a cute surprise, this girl has good timing.) And then more and more kicks came along and now I feel her kick all the time. I absolutely love it! I like this stage where the kicks don't hurt yet and it is just a amazing feeling. I love how active she is at night, right when I lay down, I just lay there and concentrate on her and feel her moving and pray over her. I am definitely starting to feel more and more connected to this little one and can't wait to meet her.
I had an ultrasound about 2 weeks ago, everything looked great, the baby is healthy, the only thing is that they said my placenta was too close to my cervix, they actually thought it might have been placenta prevea, but with a more in depth ultrasound, they said it wasn't exactly placenta prevea ,but it was close and they are wanting me to come back in a few weeks to check on the moving of the placenta.They said there isn't anything I can do about it, and that as long as it moves up, I should be fine. So please, be praying for that!
Here are some pictures from the ultrasound! Sorry they are a little blurry. There is a picture of Emery giving us a thumbs up!