Thursday, March 7, 2013

21 weeks and 4 days - parental anxiety meltdown???

Well here we are in week 21 and the reality is starting to catch up with us.

We are beginning to realize the ultimate issues that we will be facing from the financial standpoint once baby girl is born in a few short months. Reality is a nasty beast and I am not a fan of her. We have some tough choices ahead to make things work and I know we will get there eventually, but this week has been the weight of the world crashing down on us.

Apparently this is a common thing for first time parents to have a financial freak out when the reality of "how are you going to afford all this?" sets in. Aaron and I are fortunate to be a good team and we will work through it all, one step at a time.

And now the weekly update:

How far along? 21 weeks and 4 days
Total weight gain: Gained 3 pounds, which means I am on the other side of the weight loss my doctor was not super thrilled about in the first trimester
Maternity clothes? that's what I am fitting into right now, all maternity pants
Stretch marks? No new ones
Sleep: this is a magical thing that is rather elusive from time to time - I think I slept more in the first trimester than I have been right now! 
Best moment of the week: Being able to take a picture that made me look pregnant as opposed to just looking like I had gained some weight
Miss anything? Not really
Movement: the moving is getting more and more noticeable everyday
Anything making you queasy or sick: No more queasy!! Thank goodness
Gender prediction: definitely a girl
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: strong smells is the killer one for me right now, I do have sciatic nerve pain, hot/cold flashes throughout the day, uncomfortable sleep, pregnancy head congestion which has lead to some bloody noses, and hungry for sweet things constantly
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? they are on a chain around my neck now, they only fit to my knuckle. It makes me sad and I need to find some kind of replacement
Happy or moody most of the time? lately is a flip-flop between happy and sad. 
Looking forward to: Aaron being able to feel baby girl from just putting his hand on my belly, it will be nice for him to be more of a part of this pregnancy! 

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