Walking in the Lord's Grace day by day....


21 Weeks

How big is baby: 21 Weeks | Pomegranate
How I'm feeling: Good. A little scared as we had a scare last week where I thought I was leaking amniotic fluid after a pool workout. I called the nurse line and she prompted me to head to the hospital. I wasn't expecting that and so Matt and I got in the car on the worst day ever for driving. Literally the roads were like pure ice. Grateful that Matt had taken the day off because we couldn't get out of the driveway in the morning as it was pure bawling the whole way there, just praying that all was well. Yes, all was well. Grateful. Not sure why I was feeling a bit off
Weight gain/loss: 16-17.5. Yep. My mexico weight hasn't dropped off, boo. But I don't feel terrible and the only thing I am worried about is having a 10 pound jump from my 19 week appt when I go in at 24. Hoping I stay right around these numbers, but also ok with whatever my body is going to do to carry this boy. Just will be more careful on extra sugar and gluten free items and fruit. Trying to keep my head up despite my efforts. Many of my bump boards girls have only had like 8-10 gains.
Stretch marks: None I see yet.
Sleep: Pretty good, been tossing a ton and peeing more throughout the night but still feel rested in the am. We have been reading baby books (from the library, to try to get the good ones) every night to the little man, then doing a parenting devotion. It's been soooo great.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Crazy about Turkey Sausage these days and strawberries. Completely random, but definitely what is hitting the spot. We made an amazing Paleo Broccoli and Cheese soup last night.
Movement: YES! Praise. Matt has felt him kick a couple of times. I definitely feel him more often usually two specific times of day (breakfast) and getting ready for sleep.
What I'm loving: Feeling little man more often. Quiet evenings and great homemade meals.
Symptoms: Tired. Feeling a bit sad. Bloated and definitely more fluid around town.
What I'm looking forward to: We have our hospital tour tomorrow and I am excited to get the layout and have a little date night before that.
Best moment of the week: I had an amazing acupuncture appointment this last week. I felt SO great afterwards. Also, hearing that all was ok with Little Man at the hospital was a huge praise.
Verse that I am clinging to: For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 ESV) Today especially I am discouraged and a bit down with not meeting expectations of myself with body and just life (getting stuff done at the house, work and blogging) This verse is keeping my head above water saying that I DON'T need to try to please man (even myself) it's the wrong focus. It's giving it to Christ and knowing in Him I have freedom of worry and frustration. I just need to step into this as it's so easy to get caught up in the crazy of the day.
Photo: Rocking a non maternity shirt that is barely fitting, I just love this print. I actually wore this shirt when I attended the first Making Things Happen in 2009 with Lara & Emily. Oh how time has flown. The second picture has my favorite outfit for Little Man Z.


  1. DON'T compare yourself to the peeps on the boards:) They're probably all lying anyways...you look FANTASTIC!!

    1. Thanks friend. Comparison is no good ever especially in pregnancy. Thank you for the reminder ;)

  2. G...I love your sweet bump. Baby Z is so lucky to have such a gorgeous momma :).

    1. You are SO incredibly sweet! Thanks for making my week with this comment!


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