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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pregnancy :: 21 Weeks

Hi!
21 weeks, 1 day in photo
As of Thursday I am 21 weeks pregnant and I thought that this week I would answer some questions I got in the comment section of my announcement post.

1. How did I keep it a secret for so long?
I found out I was pregnant on Halloween and it was so hard not to say anything. We told our parents basically right away but then waited until around Christmas to tell friends. I planned on announcing it on the blog around New Years but there were still some friends that we hadn't seen and we wanted to make sure pretty much everyone knew before I said anything online. By the time we had told everyone it was almost time for my 20 week ultrasound and I just figured I would wait until after that to announce it.

2. Have you been sick?
Yes! From about week 6 to week 10 or 11 I was almost always nauseous with a bit of actual barfing thrown in there. Yeah, I said barfing. You asked! It was not fun at all and I was so happy when I started feeling consistently better. Still every now and then I will feel a little off but nothing too serious. I am so glad to be past the first trimester.

3. When did I start showing?
When we went away to Florida on February 9th I wasn't really showing. My stomach was definitely bigger but it just looked like I had put on a few pounds. By the time we came home on the 17th it was more obvious. Right around 20 weeks was when I feel like I started to actually look pregnant. It took a long time!

4. Have I been feeling kicks?
Kind of. I found out that my placenta is in the front so all of the kicks I'm feeling are pretty muffled. I can definitely feel this little guy moving around in there but not the way other people describe feeling kicks at this time in their pregnancy. I can feel them on the inside but not on the outside yet at all. I can't wait until that changes!

5. Have we picked a name?
Not yet. If this baby had have been a girl then she would already have a name. We had a really easy time agreeing on a girl name. Boy names are a lot harder for us though. We have about four on the table at the moment that we both really like. I can't wait until this baby boy has a name.

6. How will we raise the baby food wise?
As some of you may know, Ivan and I both follow a vegan diet. We think it is a healthy way to eat and plan on raising this baby on the same foods that we enjoy. Obviously our little guy's health is our first priority so we are going to make sure he gets everything he needs.

7. Will I keep blogging once the baby gets here?
You bet! You can't get rid of me that easily.

If anyone has any other questions let me know. I am so interested in pregnancy related things at the moment so it is fun to talk about a little bit on here. Have a great weekend!

♥elycia

41 comments:

  1. I think you got the baby bump photo just right!
    xo

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  2. The cutest little bump!

    I'm happy you're planning to bring the little guy up vegan. I will definitely do the same when I have kids. I hope you don't get too much stick for it, there are so many stories around of children being malnourished from shitty diets and the media spinning the blame onto a vegan diet. Drives me insane.


    chloexx

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  3. Semms like I have missed a lot of things. First of all congrats, I'm so happy for you guys and second of all your belly looks great! Can't believe you are going to be a mom :)

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  4. beautiful. congrats elycia!

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  5. Don't lie, you know what you're naming this baby!
    :P

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    1. Hahaha! Yeah, who am I kidding. Keeefuhhhhh.

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  6. What most beautiful thing ... and that delights need not wither her belly ... here will already be moving very little, and it is divine!

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  7. Hi, I would love to know how long you guys were trying until you got pregnant, if that's ok to ask. My partner and I (24 and 25) are trying as well but so far without any success. It´s already been half a year, which can be quite frustrating at times :-/

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    1. That's ok to ask! We were very lucky and got pregnant our second month trying. That second month I was tracking my cycle very closely so I think that helped a lot.
      Don't get discouraged! It will happen and it is so worth the wait.

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  8. Aww you look great!!! I've heard of people showing right away but then others it hits around that 4-5 month mark when the pop! I'm glad you are still going to be blogging after your lil one arrives! I hope you get to feel the outside kick! =)

    Have a great day!! =)

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  9. Congrats to you both!! that's awesome new. enjoy every moment - & share when you can - please. ( :

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  10. You should get the book vegetarian baby if you haven't already! The newest editions are all about vegan babies as well! I've already read it (though I'm not pregnant yet) and its really helpful!

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    1. Oh, thank you for that suggestion! I will absolutely look into that book.

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  11. Hearing that you'd continue to blog (I knew you would...but reading it) made me so so so excited for baby photos!! Eeeee!! No doubt some of the content on this blog will change once the mister arrives but I think that's all a fun part of blogging, changing and growing with your readers, right? I also cannot wait for blogger meetups featuring the little one!!

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  12. What wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  13. your bump is so adorable!! are you going to try to dress him in a lot of vintage? i can't wait to hear more about it :)

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  14. Wow! you look so wonderful! The Q and A was really interesting - hearing pregnancy stories is so much fun :D

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  15. There are tons of vegan parents around here and nobody has a problem with it. This is the deep south! I'm sure that up in a more liberal place, you will have so much support!

    Doesn't it feel amazing to be in the second trimester! It is the best place on earth. No morning sickness and you can still be comfortable.

    You are really lucky to have basically kept your regular size for a good half of it. You might not get so big you have to buy much maternity stuff. I never did. Sure, my mama had something to say about how tight my shirts were getting, but I was convinced it was sexy! lol.

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  16. Oh wow congratulations, such wonderful news. I'm due with my third about a month after you. I'll be eagerly dropping by to see how things are going for you. Much love and happiness to you on this journey.

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  17. I also think it's great you guys are gonna raise your baby vegan and in such a wonderful, colorful, creative environment! I can't imagine a luckier child :)

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  18. Ack, you're such a hot mama already! ;o) I think I have the same belly.. and I'm not pregnant.. um, shoot. As for more questions.. are you going the dr. route, or midwives, doulas? Our midwives in p.dot are amazing, was so glad to have them! Congrats again, I'm excited to see your belly, love, family GROWING here! ;o)
    xx
    mel
    needle and nest design

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  19. hooray! such an exciting time! :)

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  20. Aw, so cute! Look at your little bump! Has it gotten bigger just since I saw you last? I think so :)

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  21. I didn't get a chance to comment your announcement post so Congratulations to you and your growing family! I'm excited to see how your blog evolves in motherhood. Are you planning on any kind of 'theme'?!

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  22. I'm so excited for you and I think it is very awesome that your baby is going to be raised on a vegan diet! I've been vegan for three years and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself. I only wish I was exposed to Veganism earlier on in life!

    PS, I really like your baby bump photos! xx

    http://thehonestfox.blogspot.com

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  23. You seem so ready and put together about it all! congratulations you will make a wonderful mother! xxx

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  24. YAYYY! Massive congrats!!! You are about four days ahead of my pregnancy!!! I too started showing about the same point! We're having a girl and struggling with names! We liked Elijah and Eli for a boy! xxxxx

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  25. I believe it's great you teach your baby a healthy vegan diet,, the cost of a life, and raise him for an more ecological life. Congratulations again Elycia :)

    I have one question: have you already made the toxoplasmosis test? It's importante to see if you are immune or not :)

    Kisses,

    Sofia G.

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  26. Hi Elycia, i am Brazilian and I always read your blog. I am also pregnant with a boy hehe. It's a wonderful experience! Keep sharing your moments with us. Xoxo from Brazil!



    http://glamourdiary.blogspot.com.br/

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  27. You have the cutest little pregnant belly! I am jealous; I didn't get nice and round until the last month or so when I really couldn't care less if I looked cute.

    Hope you are feeling good and staying happy and enjoying sleep!

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  28. This is so exciting! I cannot wait until my boy & I are ready for a little munchkin! :)

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  29. we are exactly a month apart!! i am due june 11th!!! woot having a boy too!!! CONGRATS to US!!

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  30. So exciting! I totally feel you about the boy names situation, we got really lucky that we had a girl because we STILL can't agree on boy names! Haha! I am so happy for you and Ivan! <333

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  31. Oh my goodness, these pictures are so adorable! Congrats again!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love everything about this post <3

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  33. I'm so excited to see all the upcoming baby-related posts that I'm sure you'll share. Can't wait to hear the name you guys pick, although I'm curious about the girl names you considered too.

    I'm even more excited to read about your adventures in vegan baby raising! My guy and I aren't ready to start a family yet, but when we are, that's the path we'll be going down. There are a ton of conscientious resources out there now so it doesn't seem as challenging as it was in the past. But I've never raised a baby in the past, so I can't say for sure. Hah!

    So happy for you guys, huge congrats!

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  34. Congrats! Boys are so much fun! =)

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  35. Oh-man...super huge mega congratulations!!! My partner and I have been trying for 8 months, still no luck yet but keeping positive. I'm loving the Q & A's you have around this too. I'm really excited to see more posts like this :) xx

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