At 21 Weeks Samantha is over half way there! After sharing a previous journal entry earlier on in her pregnancy, she is back to share more of her journey, read on to hear how her pregnancy is going since we heard from her last.
21 weeks pregnant
Baby is the size of a: Large Banana
Cravings: all of the cake
Symptoms: general physical discomfort, constipation, congestion, fatigue
I’ve been feeling: kind of weird about my body this week. I noticed I have been putting myself down a bit, so I need to work through some stuff.
My partner has been stressed with work, but pretty lovely with me.
I am happiest when I am at home.
My partner and I disagree on middle names. Andrew want something beginning with S because the first name begins with a, but I don’t like many S boy names.
Something I need to get done is to book antenatal class.
Something that surprised me has been how I self deprecate my pregnant body.
My favourite part of pregnancy so far is feeling him moving.
This week I have a real sense that everything is going so quickly. I keep thinking I’m still in the early stages of pregnancy, but I am over halfway there! I have an obvious bump, my posture is hard to maintain, I can’t move the same way I normally can. Work is getting harder, sleep is less comfortable, hips gets sore if I sleep too long on one side, baby is moving so much more obviously. With this realisation of time ticking, I’m finding much more anxiety creeping in. Getting the house finished and in place, labour and delivery, work (how will I make it till the end of November, should I go mid-November?) Getting everything we need for baby, money, how will the rest of pregnancy go?
I definitely need to work on trying not to be Superwoman right now. It’s okay if I need a rest. It’s okay if I can’t do something. I am pregnant and that is reason enough. I am enough. I am doing enough. I am enough.
If after reading this you’d be happy to share your own experience of pregnancy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to send you one of the pages (or you can send a photo of your own pregnancy journal)