21 weeks + what I wore Sunday

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bridget did these letters to baby/bump pictures and I thought it was so sweet, so I'm going to *try* to write one from now until week 40...actually, hopefully until week 37 or 38 since I am praying this little guy comes a tad early so that I can have more time with him before I start residency...

I kept worrying that I wasn't showing enough, since until week 19 or so there wasn't much of a bump to speak of. But now there's no doubt and I'm quite happy with my little-ish bump since I know it won't be long before it's much bigger...

We got the full results of our 20 week ultrasound last week and the baby looked good (despite all the meds I was given in the hospital, poor little guy). They did see a marginal placenta previa, which will mostly likely resolve with time as my uterus grows. I'll need to have extra ultrasounds to follow it which is just fine with me :) He is measuring just a couple days smaller than he should be (and I know that it is not because of dating since because of NFP I'm 100% confident in our due date)...I'm telling myself that this is probably a good thing since I've assisted with enough births of 9 pound plus babies to be afraid of them.

Tomorrow is day one of a month of advanced surgery. I haven't had a rotation since October because I've been off taking boards and interviewing for residencies, and I'm starting this one off with a bang consisting of two weeks of cardiothoracic surgery. I feel kind of rusty, and honestly not really ready to go back. I've been fighting a sort of overwhelming exhaustion lately, which I'm pretty sure is residual from my influenza A/severe asthma hospital stint. Maybe it's pregnancy too, but before I got sick I was feeling mostly great (they do say that the second trimester is the best).

In other (not really) exciting news, Juan-uary starts tonight (I've been waiting months for this). Best of all, my sisters are all still on college break so we will hopefully be partaking in the Bachelor premiere festivities tomorrow together.

And what I wore Sunday (linking up with FL&P):

Cowl: Nordstrom (old)
Dress: H&M maternity clearance rack (I scored some major finds there on my trip to Baltimore)
Belt: Ann Taylor outlet
Boots: Frye


  1. As always, you look gorgeous! I love your letters to baby, too :)

  2. You look great!! I am definitely seeing your baby boy in that second picture you posted :) Love love love your outfit as well. Won't be long until Stephen can feel those kicks, either!

  3. Love, love, love that dress and the letter to baby is such a sweet idea. Good luck as you start your new rotation!

  4. Babies always come on their own schedule, no matter how much we wish for a different date! First babies are so exciting. You have such a fun adventure ahead!

  5. I love your outfit, Erika! And the letter to your baby is so sweet. :)

  6. You are too cute! I'm glad to hear he is healthy after your stay at the hospital!

    And yes, our 9.5 lb baby was something else, and you are fortunate to have a little one! :)

  7. You and baby look fantastic - happy 2014!

  8. You look so cute! I love the idea of writing a letter to you lil one :-)

  9. I'm so happy for you! Have fun in surgery and I'm sending healthy vibes for a quick recovery back to normal. Can't wait to see your little muffin! EEK!

  10. Erika, you look great...and so stylish too!

  11. I graduated college three years ago just to clarify ;)

    1. And you look great :) Love the belt! And the letters are a very sweet idea

  12. You look amazing!!!!! Good luck with your rotation.I can't begin to imagine doing that rotation while i was pregnant. Just working in LDR was hard enough. Love that dress.




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