21 Weeks and Growing!

barefoot and pregnant
barefoot and pregnant

Wow. I am over halfway through my first pregnancy. Time has flown! I keep thinking I have 19 weeks, but then everyone reminds me that the baby is likely to come sooner. People especially enjoy telling me stories of people who had premature births. And just to clear the air…it is totally unnecessary to tell a pregnant woman (especially one who tends to have very high anxiety and panic attacks) scary pregnancy stories.

looking at the bump

It is so strange how many people love to tell me horrifying pregnancy stories. I promise you I have already heard and imagined the worst-case scenarios. I’m very good at freaking myself out and making huge deals out of nothing all on my own, thank you very much.

Anyways, yay me for being 21 weeks! Let’s take a look at what’s happening, shall we?


Boy or girl: Girl!

Name: No decision yet, but we’re getting close.

Movement: Omygoodness, this little girl is moving so much and I cannot get enough of it!!! I have definitely felt her move and kick from week 18 and it gets bigger and more common as each week passes. Husband has yet to feel her, but I get to feel her roll and move all the time now! I could sit still with my hand on my belly all day.

Symptoms: Heartburn and indigestion have been terrible. Thank God the doctor told me I can take Zantac. It works 100 times better than Tums or Rolaids.

Workout: Still going strong with Insanity, although, it is getting much harder. I have had to modify a lot, which I hate. Thankfully, Husband is doing it with me everyday, which keeps me motivated. Although it’s slightly frustrating that I am clearly digressing every week and he is just getting faster and stronger. I don’t know how much longer I can do it, but I’m shooting for 3 more weeks. I will reevaluate my workout routine at that point.

This was taken at 20 weeks and 3 days after my workout.
This was taken at 20 weeks and 3 days, right after my workout.

Belly Button: I have always had a belly button that is in the middle. It looks like an actual button. It is definitely starting to make its way farther out.

Cravings: Fruit and sushi, separately

Challenges: I’m surprised how hard it is to get used to my growing stomach. I thought I’d love it, but I just feel fat most of the time. Eating healthy has been a huge challenge lately. I’m so hungry so often and French fries are just too tempting. Poor baby is going to have fry withdrawal after she’s born.

What I’m Enjoying: A LOT! The special treatment, being the center of attention, shopping for baby stuff, little girl onesies, having an excuse for any and everything, planning the nursery….

triple topsy tail

Overall, I feel great and am really excited. There are definitely some nervous moments, but they pass quickly. I’m so thankful to have such a healthy and easy pregnancy (so far). Husband has been wonderful. He is supportive and understanding. There are so many little things (like telling me how proud he is of me for keeping up with Insanity) that he does that makes my day. I am constantly reminded that he is going to be the best Dad.

Alright, alright, I’m sounding too sappy now, stupid hormones. Three more days until we leave for our “Babymoon”!



5 Replies to “21 Weeks and Growing!”

  1. Julie Guy Berry says: Reply

    Keep enjoying this time Hilarie!! Nothing is better than the anticipation of your babies and you only get to do it a couple of times so just enjoy-you deserve it 🙂

  2. You look great!

  3. daughterbygrace says: Reply

    You are such a beautiful mommy to be!!! So excited for you! Enjoy every minute. You’re absolutely glowing!!!

  4. Hilarie, repeat after me…I am not fat…I am pregnant! That’s important to remember .

  5. The further along you get the prettier you are.cant wait for that beautiful little girl!

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