(In reality, I'm rounding the corner on week 23, but here are some notes from baby bug's 21st week. Let's pretend our internet wasn't out all weekend and that this is being posted in a timely fashion...)
I experienced this when we were engaged and planning our wedding, so I wasn't completely unprepared... but in the midst of life changing events it seems like LOTS of naysayers come out of the woodworks. Lots of "oh just wait until he gets here" and snarky comments about how tired we're going to be, and how our relationship will never be the same. I don't live in the naive land of sunshine and rainbows, I just don't understand raining on someone's parade before the parade has even started! And it's not like what you're telling me is going to make me change my mind about having a baby, he's coming whether we're scared or not. Thankfully though, among all of that loveliness I've had a few amazing people that have shared some exciting, "THIS is what you have to look forward to" stories. Those are the best and are the reason why I daydream all afternoon about what a great dad my husband is going to be, and how ADORABLE this little bug will be :)
Something else that has been really great, is all the support I've gotten from the people I work with and the parents of the children in my class. I definitely won't be needing to spend any money on maternity clothes, because most of the moms have been stocking me up on all of their (nice as heck!) clothes that they don't need anymore. New clothes are always so fun! and especially if you didn't have to pay for them. Even Keith has been excited to see me wearing something different, and I'm just happy to have more options of things that actually fit haha.
As far as how I'm feeling, everything has been going great! No uncomfortable symptoms, no extreme exhaustion, and besides my belly button hurting a bit (weird) it was a great week!