21 Weeks Pregnant

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Just popping in for a quick pregnancy update!

I hit 21 weeks this past Friday and am in amazement at how fast it’s flying by. Can’t believe I’ll be holding a little BOY in about four months! Whoa.

20 Weeks Pregnant They say your second trimester is the best, and while I totally agree, mine has been met with some challenges. I found out shortly after my big ultrasound that I have partial placenta praevia, which essentially means my placenta is low-lying and covering part of my cervix. While I’m hopeful that it moves on its own {it has to move .06 cm}, I’m also a tad nervous since this could mean some complications down the road {i.e. bleeding, premature delivery and/or bedrest, which would be pure torture in summer with two little ones} and a scheduled C-section since obviously baby can’t come out if my placenta is in the way. This is not my ideal birth plan since I need to be able to bounce back to care for my kids, but as long as baby and I are healthy, I will go with my midwife’s recommendation. I am SO thankful for modern medicine because if this happened before cesarean sections were common, baby and I could die. I’ve never felt so grateful to be alive now versus in the past, and am so thankful for the medical interventions we have available to us. I will find out in about 8 weeks or so what my plan for delivery will be. Prayers are greatly appreciated!

Despite all this, I have felt pretty darn good and have loved feeling the little man wiggle around. I’ve been noticing him moving right after my cup of coffee in the morning, and then again when I finally lay down at the end of the day. There truly isn’t a better feeling in the world.

Craving-wise, I still feel like I could eat a house. I’ve gained more weight than my first two pregnancies, but I also started at a smaller size. I’ve been eating tons of fruit, but little man is totally his father’s son…He has made me crave meat like you wouldn’t believe. Specifically, bologna. {I know…gross and incredibly unhealthy.} I could go for a nice steak right now, too…sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles. YUM.

We are *so close* to having a name, but the husband probably won’t give me the green light on it until I am on the delivery table. I fell in love with it when I was pregnant with Karina and reallllly hope the hubby agrees. It’s historical and classic but not overused. And no, it is not another K name. It was pure coincidence we even had two K names so you all can stop asking about that ;)

That’s about it here in baby bump land! Having two kids sure makes me forget I am pregnant most days, so it has been fun tracking on here so I have an excuse to think about my little man. I am so excited to love on another newborn and just know my heart will be complete with our first greeting.

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  1. Liz
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    says:

    Not another K name, then? :)
    Well, you don’t look 21 weeks pregnant! When is your due date?
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    • Mrs. Weber says:

      HA! NO K NAME ;) I get that question at least once a day. I just happened to like a K name the second time around, that’s all!

      I will likely deliver at the end of July sometime. We shall see!

  2. Lauren, I had placenta praevia with my son. Everything worked out fine, but he was premature and I did have a c-section. I won’t go into details here, but if you want to know more, just email me on my contact page on my blog. Sometime it’s best not to know…. and sometimes a little knowledge is helpful.
    Wishing you the very best! And I thought so many times how grateful I was for ultrasounds, which allowed us to know the situation ahead of time and prepare for it.
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    • Mrs. Weber says:

      Thank you so much, Dianna. Right now I am trying to stay positive but still, it’s frustrating not knowing what the future holds. If I find out I will be on bedrest, I may definitely be tapping into you!

  3. I have partial placenta previa too! (not that it’s something to be excited about but I am happy to know someone else going through the same thing). You look great!
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    • Mrs. Weber says:

      Awww! Yay (but not really) ;) It definitely is nice to not feel alone. Like with anything in pregnancy, you always wonder what you could’ve done to prevent it (which is nothing). Fingers crossed it’s just a blip on both of our radars and it doesn’t get serious at any point! I imagine bedrest would be torture for you as well!

  4. I had an emergency c-section last year (this week, in fact…whoa!) and I just want to give you support in knowing that you’ll be fine if a c-section is in your future. I was always terrified (I mean, losing sleep terrified) of having to go through one but I was amazed at how less terrible it really turned out to be. I know, I know everyone’s experiences can be different! My daughter was also 7 weeks early and literally may not be here if it weren’t for the amazing technology and medical resources that we have today (including that emergency c-section I lost sleep over! ;) ) I hope everything turns out well for you. :)

    • Mrs. Weber says:

      Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I’m not so scared of a c-section, just more scared of the recovery! I had horrible vaginal births, but I was able to walk immediately after (though very painful)! Just scared of taking care of two kids after. I know I will just have to solicit help, but that’s hard for me to do at times ;) Happy early birthday to your little one — what a great story!

  5. I’m so excited for you!

    Also, you look amazing!
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  6. I also had placenta previa, but mine was completely covered. But it eventually did move over and there was no complications at delivery from that. I did have some bleeding, spotting occasionally and but once I was placed on restrictions ( I forget how they worded it but basically no sex, etc) the bleeding stopped. I ended up having a c section but it was not from the placenta but from a failure from him to move down, he was stuck. So don’t worry, in most cases it resolves itself.

    • Mrs. Weber says:

      Great to hear! Although I think my husband might melt down with the ‘no sex’ part! LOL. I didn’t include that in my post, but that is definitely up there in my fears ;) With all that said, a healthy delivery is most important. Thank you so much for chiming in and sharing about your experience.

  7. Yay! You find the third pregnancy goes much quicker than the other two. You look wonderful!
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  8. Big hugs girlie!!! I will keep you in my thoughts!!!
    Amber
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