21 weeks. and the Beginning of a College Fund

My body feels like I’ve been hit with a mac truck. I’m not sure why yesterday was so much harder for me than usual (remember, I do doubles in the restaurants on Wednesdays), but by the time I got home at 11:30pm, every inch of my body hurt. Then I slept like shit, because I was too sore to even find a comfortable position to sleep in. This is rare lately, because my Snoogle pillow is AMAZING and has vastly improved my overall quality of sleep. Last night, however, I was craving about 800 mg of ibuprofen and a couple shots of tequila to put me to sleep, which obviously I couldn’t have. This morning, I’m still dying. Is that a whiny enough opening paragraph for you?

This next week is going to be insane. Not counting real estate or bookkeeping hours that I need to put in, I’m working restaurant shifts Friday day, Saturday night, Monday double, Tuesday day, Wednesday double. That’s 7 shifts in 6 days. FML. I think after next Wednesday I’m going to have to say no to more doubles and covering shifts for ppl. The money is needed, but my body can’t handle it anymore. *sigh*

SO, on a more positive note, we started RockStar’s college fund this week. 🙂 Totally random, but on Saturday night while bartending, I had two separate couples tip me 20% on $100 tabs, plus they each handed me a $50 bill “for the kiddo’s college fund.” How cool is that?!! So I stuck away $100 in my bill holder that Dad made me for Christmas last year (thanks Dad!) and the college fund has begun. How sweet was that? One of the guys was a retired OB, and after touching my belly, he says it’s a girl. We shall see. 🙂

On to the stats for the week…

RockStar is now the length of a carrot (10.5″ long head to toe and 12.7oz). Is it sad I immediately thought “h2t” ala Tyra Banks when I wrote “head to toe? Wow, ridiculous. I have watched way too many Top Model marathons with my sis-n-law I think. Oak, I know you’ll appreciate that. LOL.

I weighed 167# this morning (down .5# from last week, up 6# overall). It’s honestly creeping me out that I’m not gaining more weight, and that is not something I ever thought I’d say. I feel like I eat all the time, but the scale isn’t really reflecting it. I’m trying to not worry about it as long as the midwives aren’t.

I’m still not feeling movement very often, and I don’t like it. Again, never thought I’d be hoping for a swift kick to the ribs.

Apparently RockStar can now taste things (in the amniotic fluid) and hear things… which kind of freaks me out if I think too much about it. This kid can taste what I’m eating and hear what I’m saying? HFS. S/he also has a vermix coating all over the body now, which makes me think of “it rubs the lotion on its skin” – and how fucked up is that? I kind of hate that my husband ever talked me into watching that movie. I hate scary movies.

Okay, I’m off to nap and do nothing for the remainder of the day today. That is all. 🙂


  1. I keep telling you it's a girl. Why won't you believe me?!?! :PI would kick you in the ribs, but the parasite might not like that too much.Memo regarding the previous sentence: Parasite is not meant in any bad way. It just literally is a parasite. See: Ann is a science geek.I miss your face.

  2. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling so tired and sore. I hope you get all your needed rest today. So neat that your customers donated to Rockstars college fun. That is the sweetest thing ever! How exciting. You're a very cute pregnant lady. I think it's a girl too. 🙂

  3. I hope you are able to get some rest soon 🙂 I probably would have done one double way back and would have been like "Uhhhh no thanks." 🙂 "HFS" is like my new fav thing. And I think of you everytime I include it in a post (but not in a creepy way) 🙂 Woo hoo on the college fund start!

  4. Take care of your body! I hate that you are working too hard right now. You look awesome…can't believe you are over halfway there

  5. "It puts the lotion on its skin" is McMister's favorite line of any movie, song, book, ANYTHING. I'm going to tell him you said it when he gets home and tell him he has to stop making fun of my blogging now because you're cool enough to write that about your unborn baby :)Also, there's this if you need any more creepiness from me this morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWDFsIWcEe8

  6. LOL@College fund! Have to say you got great tips….Hope you do relax between all that work, and yeah, I hope Rockstar will begin kicking you loud and clear from like the next second onward….

  7. You are too cute! I looked like a beast when I was pregnant. Awesome that you already started a college fund! I think I need to get around to that. 🙂

  8. Your kid has a head start on ours with the college fund. And because that makes me feel like a bad mom I'm going to actually mail out for his birth cert so I can start his account at our bank….thanks for the kick in the butt! haha.You look amazing! Don't worry about the lack of weight gain. I was doing fantastic until closer to the end when I put on a million pounds. My son came out the size of a toddler!

  9. I think it's a girl too. :)That is so unbelievably sweet about the college fund donations! You must be an awesome waitress!I love Top Model!You are so beautiful I think you could be a pregnancy model. 🙂 Can't wait for that bump to really pop!

  10. It's always good to find another Top Model fan!! Sorry to hear you are so sore and tired- I would say quit working the doubles for sure and get some much needed rest!

  11. What's wrong? Are you too cool for TVT? Hehehe. Like I said earlier, don't stress about the weight and movement. It will all happen soon enough. Relax dude. I am certain everything is fine. When I saw "college fund started" on your post I was about to bitch you out for out-over-achieving me. 🙂

  12. 1. its a boy2. love love ANTM3. hooray for big tippers4. go back to sleep now

  13. I'm 100% positive it's a girl.

  14. I haven't gained much either, which I never thought I would be concerned about too.. lol.. I can't imagine being on your feet all day working double shifts.. you must be exhausted.. Poor thing! You look so cute pregnant 🙂

  15. 21 Weeks PG is the perfect time to start a college fund. 🙂 I wonder what it will cost to go to Concordia or St.Olaf or Gustavus in the year 2030??? I'm going to lure this baby to Minnesota for college. Fair warning. As hard as you work and as healthy as you are eating, it is no surprise at all that your weight is very stable. You are probably the perfect bartender which is why you get such good tips. I do recall the first time we came to your lovely little town and you were bartending. Not only did we NOT tip you, we stiffed you for the bill. lol. All is well with RockStar. Allow yourself the joy and peace of knowing that. xxlove you

  16. Girl, you are crazy! There's no way I could be on my feet serving like you are! When I was 21 weeks, I could do nothing but sit and try to get comfortable! More power to you! With you being so active, no wonder you're not gaining much weight and eating a lot! And my movement started at the end of week 21 and it was just a tingle – wish I could say the same now! He's a very active and strong little boy and doesn't like to sleep much at all! I hope this is not a hint to our future in 3 months!

  17. I felt the same way about my weight since I'm only up 5 1/1 pounds but my OB didn't seen concerned about it at my appt Thursday so I figure it must be okay. You look great for 21 weeks too! I've now confirmed my belly is huge.

  18. I am so thrilled for you!!!! You look adorable

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