21 Week Bump Update

Andrea's 21 week bump
Hi there! I’m over half way through my pregnancy and realized I haven’t posted any pictures of my bump yet. As of today, I am at 21 weeks pregnant! This Tuesday I have my ultrasound to find out the gender. (Pleeeease be a girl!!!)

So far my pregnancy has been pretty uneventful, thankfully. No morning sickness. I’ve had some food cravings but they came only for a couple weeks then left. I’m mostly eating what I normally would, just in larger amounts. This is probably not only due to the baby but also because of the amount of exercise I’ve been getting. I have more energy now that I’m running and hiking! Also it really helps me stay positive mentally.

I’ve purchased a few maternity dresses, but that’s about it. The dress I’m wearing here (not maternity) is actually from Whole Foods! They have a small selection of cute clothes – I bought this when it was 30% off. I’m trying of avoid spending a lot of money of maternity wear because it seems like a waste to only be able to wear stuff for a few months. I’m mostly wearing either stretchy fabrics or loose fitting tunics and dresses with yoga capris if it’s chilly out. I work out in running shorts and tank tops which fit just fine.

I’m pretty sure I’ve felt the baby move, although only a couple times. My midwife and others have told me the first movements feel like bubbles or gas…which it’s kind of hard to tell if I have gas or if it’s just the baby. Haha!

Last week Munro and I toured Evans Community Hospital where I will be delivering. I wanted to tour it early in case there was something I really didn’t like that put me off. Originally, I was considering a home birth (I’m planning to have a natural drug-free birth anyways) but decided against it due to the cost and other factors. Overall, I was really impressed with Evans! They seemed very accommodating and the rooms don’t have that nasty hospital “look” to them.

More bump updates to come!