Mommyhood · Pregnancy

Baby Boy: 21 Week Update

If you follow me on social media (or are family) you already know the big news for this update – or if you read the headline. We’re having a BOY!

We were definitely both a little shocked (but excited). Jed was convinced since we found out I was pregnant that it was a girl. Of course, I had to be the opposite, but for the past couple of weeks I started thinking it may be a girl. But he is all boy!

We were really excited to have Charlie be a part of the reveal. It helps that she LOVES balloons and blue is her favorite color.

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Currently: 21 weeks, 2 days.

Cravings: Sweets like candy, fruit, breakfast food.

Weight Gain: Not sure, but at our ultrasound yesterday they said baby boy was 1 lb.

Sickness: None.

Sleep: Still good. No nightly trips to the bathroom yet. I definitely sleep very soundly when I am pregnant. Hopefully that lasts though the whole pregnancy.

Gender Prediction: 100% boy.

Mood: Good. I would say great as the news about having a boy is so exciting, but the weather has been crappy and for some reason this pregnancy it’s really getting to me. When it’s dark, cold and rainy, I get into a bad mood. I need sun! Hopefully I can reboot with some sun soon.

Symptoms: Starting to get to that point where I get uncomfortable bending over or sitting in certain positions.

Looking Forward To: Figuring out our house situation. We have had a few showings, but no offers yet. I really hope we didn’t completely miss the boat in timing, but we’ve got a good plan in place. I’m just very impatient with certain most things, so I don’t like not knowing where we are going to be when baby is born. Should know in the next month or so, but that seems like an eternity. I’m also looking forward to/a little nervous for my check-up next Friday.

There were two things that came up during the ultrasound yesterday. The first is that our son has a pelvic kidney. Basically, one of his kidneys didn’t migrate up so it’s in his pelvis still and that’s where it will remain. According to the technician, it’s not anything to be concerned with at this point and we’ll check it again at our 28 week ultrasound as they watch the fluid levels to make sure there isn’t any blockage. He has good levels, so it sounds like everything will be fine, just one kidney will be in a different place. She did note that doctors do advise against contact sports with this condition, but that’s about it. He will also most likely need to see a specialist when he’s born to get checked out.

The second thing the technician noticed is that my uterus/placenta is on top of my cervix. Honestly, there was a lot going on that I didn’t catch if it was completely covering or only partially, but it’s called placenta previa. This is another item they said shouldn’t be cause for concern but they need to check at 28 weeks to see if it’s moved at all, which I really hope it does. I have to watch for bleeding, and from reading about it online, if it doesn’t move away from my cervix I will mostly likely need to have a c-section. Not what I was planning, so I’ll be interested to hear what the doctor says next week at my check-up and what my ultrasound shows at 28 weeks.

Maternity Clothes: Since it’s been cold, I’ve needed to wear pants, so I am wearing maternity pants and some shirts or larger t-shirts I have.

 

Baby Boy - 21 Weeks
Baby Boy – 21 Weeks

 

 

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One thought on “Baby Boy: 21 Week Update

  1. Congrats! I had placenta previa with Hadley, and it cleared up by 30 weeks. Do you also have an anterior placent?

    You look so great!

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