21 Weeks Pregnancy Update

It’s hard to believe we are going to have two little guys in our arms in less than 17 weeks!  I am getting more and more excited!!

I have been working more on getting prepared for the boys to get here the last couple of weeks. We are slowly adding to our nursery… Well, what will be the nursery.  We will be turning my in-home massage room into the nursery.  In fact, the boys stuff has already taken the room over.  I am going to start gathering some boxes and begin boxing up all my massage therapy paraphernalia and moving it into the attic (until we get into a larger house) so we can start setting up the nursery.

So far, we have 2 cribs, 2 swings, a glider-rocker, changing table, small dresser and of course… tons of clothes.  I think almost everyone in both of our families are pretty big into thrifting, resale shops and buying things gently used from Craigslist and Facebook groups.  We got a huge deal on our cribs on Black Friday, borrowed one swing from my sister and got everything else very gently used.  These boys are already getting terribly spoiled with clothes though! It is so hard to not buy cute things when I see them.

I also, picked up these two little cuties this past week, at Walgreens of all places!


I am really starting to feel like I’m showingshowingshowing now.  And I feel it, too.  I’m starting to get indigestion after just about every meal.  Not a ton of heartburn though. Yet. Here lately I haven’t had much of an appetite, but have had some cravings. Nothing crazy though.  I have been so thirsty though. Like unquenchably thirsty for water 24/7.

I am still having some Braxton Hicks contractions.  Had a couple strong ones today.  They don’t hurt, but they sure are dang uncomfortable. I just keep trying to remind myself that my body is just prepping!

We had a great Christmas, and I actually took a few days off to rest and relax. I think I really needed it.  I slept for about 10 hours straight the night before and still took a nap during the day.  I am feeling much better today!

This time next year we will have some boys to really spoil at Christmastime!

21 weeks pregnant twins

How far along? 21 weeks

Size of Babies: The size of carrots… or pomegranates (which makes no sense to me at all, I’ve only ever seen small pomegranates!)

Total weight gain/loss: 10ish pounds or so. So hard to know for sure. I am back above my prepregnancy weight though, which I think is a huge milestone!

Symptoms: Food aversions, still. Braxton Hicks. Indigestion.  TONS of movement.  Some swelling in my lower legs and feet.

Maternity clothes? Oh Lordy, what would I do without maternity pants now?

Stretch marks? None yet.

Best moment this week: Seeing my husband’s face when his hand is on my tummy and he feels a good kick!

Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night… which is probably now gone FOR-E-VER. And I am starting to accept that.

Movement: A whole bunch! It is so exciting. Though, it makes this worry-wart mama nervous now when I don’t feel anything for awhile!

Food cravings: Fruity stuff, cereal, cold foods, cheese! <—- same as last week!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Meat. Still. Mexican food. <—- same as last week!

Have you started to show yet: Yepper. I can tell a huge difference from just a couple weeks ago.

Labor Signs: No real labor signs.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but emotional. I cry quickly and easily. And then just like that, it will be gone again.

Looking forward to: Holding my babies.


Be sure to check out our other pregnancy updates:

Our Pregnancy Announcement

13 Weeks

14 Weeks

15 Weeks

16 Weeks

17 Weeks

18, 19 & 20 Weeks

6 thoughts on “21 Weeks Pregnancy Update”

  1. What a magical picture of you in front of the Christmas tree. Thank you for sharing this special journey with us! Lupus and pregnancy can be such a delicate combination. It is wonderful to see you carry it all with a smile. I wonder what kind of feedback you have been getting from your doctors. I am told that lupus and pregnancy means you have to see your doctors more often and that more testing is involved. Have you found that to be true?

    1. Thank you so much for your note!
      Yes, I do have to see the doctor more often. I have a regular OB and then a perinatologist (a high-risk doctor just for the babies) who I would have had only having lupus, but having twins kind of doubles the need for him. 🙂 We will have more check ups and ultrasounds to make sure they are growing as they should be. They just keep a closer eye on us. Both doctors says we are doing well so far. 🙂 Thanks again so much for your note and for stopping by!

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