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Pregnancy week by week

30 Mar, 2012

Happy 21 weeks pregnant to me! And all those aches and pains people were talking about that I didn’t think would happen to me? They’ve started to happen.

I’ve noticed in the last week or so that I’m hurting a bit more. For example, whatever I do in gym hurts more the next day now (and I’ve been doing more or less the same thing throughout my pregnancy), and the other night, while watching telly, I could not get comfortable for the life of me – I tried lying on the floor, sitting up, lying on one side, then the other. Especially sitting up with my legs crossed, a firm favourite of mine, is no longer comfy. And, unless we get a bigger sofa, there is no more snuggling on the sofa with Mike to be had (so he’s commandeered the best watching telly spot for himself – Don’t worry, I’ll be pulling the pregnancy card when I really want the spot, not that that counts for much in this house!). I’ve also noticed that it’s taken a good couple of days for my tender area to recover post bikini wax…maybe I need more Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is used by the body to heal bits and pieces, and is particularly needed by pregnant women in the second half of their pregnancy and while breast feeding. This is because when baby bean comes out he needs pleanty of Vitamin K to help his blood clot. You can get Vitamin K from green leafy vegetables, cantaloupe melon, cauliflower, green beans, and wholemeal bread and pasta.

Cauliflower sandwich anyone?!

In other 21 weeks pregnant news, according to pregnancy connect we’re going to turn into raging nymphos – Horray! I hear your partner cry (mine just did)…here’s exactly what they say:

Did you know that your growing belly is directly proportional to your sex drive? In other words, the bigger you get, the bigger it gets. That’s a sweet way of saying that second trimester hormones can turn you into a total horn dog. (Finally a physical benefit your partner can actually appreciate.)

I’m yet to witness this as I feel more blob on legs than sex goddess…but the good news (depending on how you look at it) is that providing you’re having a healthy pregnancy, you can be bonking away all the way through to b’day. It may be time for that ‘practical sex positions’ blog I said I wouldn’t write!

Baby is now 11 ounces (that explains almost 1 of the 14 pounds I’ve put on – the rest are on my ludicrous boobs) and the size of a beer bottle. Mmm, beer.