Pregnancy Update: 21 Weeks

Experiencing Loss / Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Y’all I cannot believe I am still pregnant! This is still so surreal to me. I am taking this pregnancy week by week, day by day. As I write this blog, I am 21 weeks and 4 days. Thankfully my uterus is staying nice a quiet for the most part. I still get braxton hicks occasionally but only when I have to take a bowel movement.

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Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch, taken at 20 weeks

Passing The Halfway Mark

My next appointment will be in less than two weeks in which I will be 23 weeks. My MFM will be checking on the baby and then checking to make sure my cervix is remaining closed and long. In three weeks I will be visiting my regular OB to check on the baby and also do the glucose test. The glucose test is basically a test where I will have to drink this very surgery juice and then have my blood drawn after an hour. This test is to check to make sure I don’t have gestational diabetes (GD) and/or make sure I am not at risk for GD.

Praying I pass this test with flying colors. Lord knows I love sugar. I literally drink a spinach and fruit smoothie for breakfast almost everyday. If I don’t pass, I will have to take the three hour glucose test which I believe involves a blood drawing after three hours. If a woman is diagnosed with GD, she will have to change her diet and measure her sugar levels after every meal. GD can be very dangerous for the baby causing excessive birth weight, pre-term birth, respiratory issues, low blood sugar, and a risk for type 2 diabetes later in life.

Current Symptoms

I’m 21 weeks and our baby’s kicks have been getting stronger and stronger. I absolutely love feeling the baby’s movements because it reassures me that the baby is doing just fine. Hubby has also felt the baby’s kicks; This is always exciting to me. Other than baby movements and braxton hicks, my constipation has slowly declined. I have been going to the restroom regularly, either once or twice a day. In the past, I used to only go maybe once or twice a week. YIKES!

My appetite has declined a lot. It feels like I am barely eating and when I do eat, I only eat a little. By the end of the day, my stomach feels so tight and stuffed that I occasionally miss dinner. It can get pretty uncomfortable. I know this sounds bad but don’t worry. I take my prenatal vitamins everyday so the baby is for sure getting the proper nutrients.

Also, I have been seeing the chiropractor for about a month and a half now because of my lower back pain. My hip gets really stiff on my right side. My chiropractor specializes in the Webster Technique which is really good for pregnant women. The Webster Technique helps establish a healthy pelvic balance that optimizes space for the baby in your womb.

I Wasn’t The Reason My Hubby Missed Two Games

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Baby Goodwin’s Handsome Father

My husband has had three deaths within his circle of friends and family. All of these losses happened within two weeks time. While coping, the 49ers allowed him time off to grieve. He is healthy and ready to get back to work. Sending prayers to our family members and friends who are grieving. Thank Jesus for giving us the strength to get through these tough losses. And thank you Jesus for allowing my body to carry our baby. Happy 21 weeks to me!

With Love,

Mrs. Goodwin

14 Replies to “Pregnancy Update: 21 Weeks”

  1. Glad to hear your doing well! I’ve miscarried once before having my now five year old daughter. Once I started following you and reading of your journey I just prayed and hoped for the best! When my husband said your husband was missing last weeks game I got a bit nervous for you guys until you posted your blog and I saw you were doing well. Praying for a successful birth but it’s all in God’s hands and I know he has you covered. All prayers for you and the baby!

  2. I am so happy for you and your husband y’all deserve this blessing. I’m praying your baby continue to thrive. Thanks for the updates

  3. Hi Morgan
    I thank you for sharing your journey with us… were brought to me through football but now it’s more than that. I will pray for you and the baby…..
    We ABSOLUTELY adore you and Marquis…..
    All the best
    Vanessa Parra

  4. Yay!! Congratulations!! Happy 21 weeks! Sorry for your family’s losses and happy Mr. G is heathly as well. Prayers for the 2 of you and baby G always!

  5. Praying for you, Marquis, and your little one. Thank you so much for sharing you experiences. My husband and I experienced the loss of our first pregnancy in October of 2017. Your story brought me comfort and encouragement, you are truly a blessing. Since then my husband and I have been praying for you and your family. Thank you so much and God bless you!

    Also, with my second pregnancy my appetite diminished also. My husband was scared I wasn’t eating enough, but I ate healthy meals. Our little girl was born 8 pounds 5 ounces. So listen to your body and you do you. ❤️

  6. Our deepest condolences to the Goodwins ….Mr. M you have been missed in the field! May you feel the Lord in the most tangible way as you grieve.

  7. Praying for you guys girlll! Glad Marquise is taking the time off he needs to cope and grieve! We all need that time ❤️💛❤️💛

  8. I’m so happy for you both. I love reading your updates and watching your YouTube videos. Keep posting those belly pics on Instagram so I know you’re doing well. Take care

  9. I love reading your updates, you and your husband are amazing ❤️ I send prayers alway for your pregnancy to continue healthy and strong.
    My daughter too suffers from incompetent cervix that caused her to deliver at 20 weeks 3 times 😔
    Thankfully she now has 2 healthy daughters ages 5 and 6.
    Rainbow babies 🌈

  10. Continuous prayers going out for you. Try to eat small meal, because the bigger the baby get the smaller your stomach will be. You are so AMAZING Morgan, just stay strong and encourage yourself. Love you both dearly

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