21 Week Bumpdate

February 27, 2018

Little Hudson, past week has been the BEST week with you. We started off with your anatomy scan last Tuesday, and we had an ultrasound yesterday too!! Let’s go back to last week. We ordered an art piece for your room that we are so excited about!! I am actually starting to get excited to put it together. Friday night I felt like you weren’t moving quite as strongly as you had before, so I got really stressed. You were still moving consistently, just not super forcefully. That kind of continued all weekend, but yesterday you were right back to your normal schedule and strength! I’m thinking maybe our change of schedule just got you all mixed up.

On Saturday, dad took me to go buy some maternity clothes! I bought a band to wear around my non-maternity pants that I really love, but this new pair of maternity pants will be good. I got them and a cute shirt, and I actually felt like a cute pregnant lady for a change! It was so nice! Then we went and got curtains for your room. It was a whole day of spoiling you, and it was so nice. When we got home, we hung out in the nursery for a little while and went through all the clothes we have. It’s so hard to be in this nesting mode and feel like there’s not much to do. We already have so many clothes that we aren’t really buying a lot more, and all the nursery furniture is already set up. There is still more that we can do as far as decorating goes, like changing the crib sheet, changing the curtains, and putting up new wall decorations, but I want to wait until at least 30 weeks to do that. So we have a little bit of time still. But we are slowly starting to get ready for that transition, and are getting excited about it. Our vision for your nursery is starting to figure itself out, so when the time comes to put it all together, I think it’s going to be perfect.

Our appointment yesterday was really great, and so much fun. We love the medical staff so much that we really look forward to every appointment. Our doctor was running a bit behind, so the ultrasound tech snagged us for a quick ultrasound, even though we weren’t on the schedule. We got to see your cute face and watch you wiggle, and she did her own little anatomy scan since she wasn’t able to do the official one. Just another confirmation that everything looked good! While we were in there, I asked her if she knew where we could do a 3d ultrasound, and it turns out that they have a 3d wand there!! We got a first 3d ultrasound!! Even though you are still so little and don’t have a lot of fat in your face yet, you are still the cutest little thing I have ever seen. When we got home last night, I kept staring at the picture and just wanted to cry. I can’t believe how much I love you already. It shouldn’t surprise me, since we’ve had three other little babies to love so much, but I guess I’m surprised at how much love and excitement I can feel, even though I still am so afraid of everything that could go wrong. But holy crap do I love you.

Your cat siblings love you already too. Anytime they can, they both want to lay right next to my belly. I can’t wait until your kicks get strong enough that you can give them a swift one haha.

You are giving me tiny little kicks as I sit here typing this. I just really hope that you know how much we love you. One of my goals yesterday at our appointment was to kind of solidify a plan with our doctor regarding our visits over the next sixteen weeks. I know my anxiety is going to get worse, so I want to do everything I can to prevent that from going crazy. As we were wrapping up, before I even brought it up, he remembered that I had mentioned seeing him sooner after this appointment. It was so nice that he remembered, and that we were all on the same page about doing whatever it takes to keep me from losing my mind. He, your dad, and I came up with a good schedule for the next few months. The best part is that we will just get to see you that much more!

Oh you sweet little thing, thank you so much for being here with us. You make all the good days so much better, and you make the hard days worth getting through. Keep growing and getting stronger, and we will handle the rest. Love you, buddy!

Baby is the size of: an endive? Whatever the heck that is haha.
Total weight gain: Thirteen pounds? The number on the scale at the doctor’s office was not a good one, so I weighed myself at home this morning to get the actual number haha.
Maternity clothes: I finally got a new pair of maternity jeans, and also a cute top! On Saturday I wore my bellaband for the first time, and holy cow it was amazing. It actually felt good to wear jeans for a change! But during the week, I’m still just hanging out in my leggings. They are more comfortable, and warmer too!
Sleep: I am sleeping so well. It doesn’t take me very long to fall asleep, and I fall back asleep instantly after waking up to go to the bathroom. I wake up two times in the middle of the night, and then again when dad is getting ready to go. I keep water next to the bed, so that probably doesn’t help, but I get so thirsty! Also, I am having a stupid amount of stressful dreams. I don’t think a single one this week has been positive. It’s not fun.
Best moment this week: On Monday I was feeling really stressed that you hadn’t moved a ton over the weekend, and I almost didn’t go to counseling because I was so stressed. But on my way there, you gave me ten hard kicks one after another, and it was so reassuring that I almost started crying. So that was pretty good, and then getting the 3d ultrasound yesterday was my very favorite!
Movement: Besides the weekend, you are still very consistent. And dad got to feel you again last night! I love it.
Food cravings: I don’t really like food in general right now, so I’ve been eating a lot of Costa Vida, since I know it is always good.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I woke up dizzy yesterday, and that made me nauseous. I’m not sure why I woke up dizzy, I think I probably just sat up too quickly!
Have you started to show yet: Definitely. I’m feeling kind of huge, actually. I look at pictures from this time when I was pregnant with Carter and I was so teeny tiny!
Happy or Moody most of the time: A good mixture of both, I think.
Looking forward to: your movements getting stronger, and going back to the doctor in a couple weeks. I’m also really excited to put your room together, even though that won’t be for a while.

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