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sballik in october2008

21 weeks

 How far along are you? 21 weeks.

What symptoms are you experiencing?
Not many, actually.  Things in the hunger, headache, and mood departments seem to have calmed down for the time being... I'm still peeing pretty frequently, but I did that before I was pregnant, so I'm not really sure if it's more than usual anymore.  I've just gotten used to it.

How are you feeling?
Fantastic!  I'm feeling a lot of movement now, and Jeff even felt it once or twice - although you can feel it from the outside much more often than that, but he's either not around when it happens, or he's asleep.

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)?
Moved a week ago, so now I'm going crazy with paint swatches.  My mom's coming down for the weekend of the 28th probably, and she's going to help paint, so I'm pretty excited for that.  Had the 'family dinner' thing at my dad's house yesterday... it went pretty well, too, especially considering that side of my family usually reacts like I'm a leper.  But my little cousin, Sarah, actually spoke to me for the first time in her life (she's five), and she was continuously poking my belly and giggling.

The highlight, though, was when my aunt asked if I was still feeling sick, and my grandmother said, "Oh YES!  I had forgotten about that!  I hadn't even noticed!" -- only... she wasn't referring to the three months of morning sickness.  She was talking about my pregnancy in general.  And no, she doesn't have Alzheimers or dementia or anything else that would make her 'forget' things like that normally.  She's not even all that old.  She's just spiteful, and I think she was trying to get back at me for calling and telling my grandpa it was a boy, but not her.  (She wasn't home at the time.)

Any questions you want to ask?
My ever-recurring pregnancy question has been, "When do I get the pretty, glowy, CLEAR, pregnant skin?"  But now... I've officially resigned myself to looking like a 16-year-old.  (Although Jeff did say I was glowing yesterday, which was nice, but I just want the pimples to go away.)

Any food cravings?
Mexican, veggie pizza slices, Dr. Pepper, peanut butter, iced cappucinos.  The list goes on, but I don't want to go through it.  It's making me hungry.

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week?
So much movement!  And I love that Jeff finally got to feel it - even though it was a lame little thump, so he still has no idea of the raw power of his son's "real" kicks.