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21 Weeks again

Not a whole lot new to report this week. I’m just trying to get into the researching and to learn about what we should buy/register for, what we shouldn’t, what classes we should take, what I need to get done now versus later, etc.

I did take a pilates class for the first time this week in about two years. It was a good workout and I’d definitely like to keep it up. I had a nice soreness afterwards from it too. Pilates is supposed to be good to help improve labor and delivery, so I figure why not! Maybe I’ll add some pre-natal yoga in too. We’ll see.

How far along? 21 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? +9 lbs
Maternity clothes? Definitely rocking the maternity jeans, but sticking to my non-maternity dresses and shirts still.
Stretch marks? Not yet. Fingers crossed slathering lotion on is helping my cause!
Sleep? I was actually prompted this week to Google whether babies in utero have growth spurts like babies do once they’re born. I’ve been super tired this week, even though you’re supposed to have all the energy in your second trimester. Turns out they can/do, so wondering if ours went through one this week. In the meantime, I’ll keep getting all the sleep.
Best moment this week? We finally booked our hotels for Italy this week…which is good since we leave Sept 1! I was getting really stressed about it, but feel SO much better now!
Miss Anything?
Not really.
Movement? Definitely feeling movement, but I’m still not positive if it’s baby or digestion. I guess we’ll see how it continues.
Food cravings? Well, I went and got that cupcake this week. Does it count now?
Anything making you nauseous? No nausea.
Symptoms?  
It seems like the heartburn let up a bit this week. Probably partially because I have discovered Tums. Though, I really don’t feel like I’ve had to take them much. Not much other than just being tired.
Gender Prediction? Jury’s still out.
Labor Signs? Not yet!
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood? Normal. Just tired.
Looking forward to? Our upcoming trip to Italy!
Now some words from Dad: Hi everybody! This week-on, I’ll be adding a couple of my own thoughts on pending parenthood and Melissa’s pregnancy. This week, we finally started a Google Doc where we’re sharing names we like! The name conversations have been fun and surprisingly not acrimonious at all. Figuring out the deal-breakers up front (like avoiding names of exes) has made the brainstorming so much easier. I’m super pumped to pick names, because I feel like names make you visualize what kind of person your child might become. That said, I’m keeping my lips sealed on whatever names we pick! I CAN tell you, though, that we’ve taken Gaylord off the table for our boy names… :)