Monday, May 14, 2012

21 Weeks

21 weeks! It's been a slow, fast, weird, lovely, painful, happy experience. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to be pregnant, even though it isn't always fun being this way. I may not like being pregnant all the time, but it is a blessing and I'm reminded of that every time I feel him kick and move around. 

Last night I had a dream where I gave birth to my baby. It was a little strange like most pregnancy dreams. But after having him (which in my dream was a she, which has to do with something my husband has said) I remember the shock that he was mine and I was going to be able to take him home, which I'm sure is how I'll feel when he finally gets here. I can't wait! 

I've learned that the 27th week is the last week of the 2nd Trimester, which means I'm almost to that final trimester and SOOOO close to meeting my Seth! I cannot wait! September cannot get here fast enough! 

Personal Note:
I know that not everyone will agree with my decisions that I will make as a mom, but I do hope the everyone: family, friends, and everyone else will respect the fact that I am his mom and the decisions about Seth are between my husband and I. If we do something you don't approve of it's really none of your business so keep it to yourself. Thanks! Once again I hope that doesn't sound rude, but I know of some people who think their opinion needs to be heard all the time and about everything and quite frankly I don't want to hear it because almost always I don't agree with what these certain people have to say. 
I'm one that will ask for help when and if I need it and I will only go to people who I trust and value their opinion, like my mom. I know of a lot of people who have said they have the best mom ever and I'm glad you feel that way, but I don't know of any mom who has gone through as much as my mom has and still been able to be such a great mom. Sure she's made some mistakes, but even great moms do. And that's what I'm asking for, the opportunity to be a great mom and to make my mistakes and learn on my own and when the time comes that I need help let me be the one to ask for it. 

I finally got to Walmart and grabbed some of the well, what I call Paint Strip Samples since I can never remember the actual name of them. Lol. I'm hoping that my hubby will feel up to going to Home Depot after work and grabbing the Paint Strip Sample from them so I can match it up to a Walmart one. I know what color I want, but I'm not willing to pay as much for it as Martha would like. If you don't understand what I mean by that it's a Martha Stewart paint color that I want, but she's way over priced. 
While at Walmart hubby and I also looked at some other things like the organizer things we want, we bought the letters for the wall, but we totally forgot to look at the ceiling fans. So today I'm going to try to remember to do that and to grab some food items. 
Last night I got online and did some looking around once again for the perfect nursery stuff and I think I finally found the bedding I want. I also found some cute clothing, some bottles that I might be interested in, etc.

I'm feeling Seth move around more and more. He's been moving around this morning quite a bit, which has been very unusual. Normally I don't feel him until late at night. I'm glad to be feeling him more though!   

I'm totally in love with this little person whom I've never even met. It's a strange feeling, but I know that's how it's supposed to be. Now on to some more nesting! Oh Jesus, help me! There's so much to do!

What Baby Center has to say about 21 weeks:
Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now. 

You're probably feeling pretty comfortable these days. You're not too big yet, and the usual discomforts associated with early pregnancy are, for the most part, gone. If you're feeling good, relax and enjoy it while you can — the third trimester may bring with it a new crop of complaints.
That's not to say you won't have some minor glitches to deal with now. For example, increased oil production may contribute to the development (or worsening) of acne. If that's the case, be diligent about washing well with a gentle soap or cleanser twice a day, and make sure that any moisturizer or make-up you use is oil-free. Don't take any oral acne medications — some are very hazardous during pregnancy — or use any topical acne products without first checking with your practitioner. You're also more prone to varicose veins now. As your pregnancy progresses, there's increasing pressure on the veins in your legs; higher progesterone levels, which may cause the walls of your veins to relax, can make the problem worse. You're more likely to get varicose veins if other family members have them. Also, they tend to get worse with each successive pregnancy and as you age. To help prevent or minimize varicose veins, exercise daily, prop up your feet and legs whenever possible, sleep on your left side, and wear maternity support hose.
You may also notice so-called spider veins (a group of tiny blood vessels near the surface of your skin), particularly on your ankles, legs, or face. They may have a spider- or sunburst-like pattern with little branches radiating out from the center, they may look like the branches of a tree, or they may be a group of separate thin lines with no particular pattern. Though they may be a bit unsightly, spider veins don't cause discomfort and usually disappear after delivery.

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