21 weeks pregnant: Update + more!!!


I’ve had something brewing for a while now and I’m so excited to finally share it with you. I AM PREGNANT, and boy has it been a ride. My husband John and I are OVER THE MOON about our coming blessing. Already, through carrying this little one for 5 months, I’m starting to understand the love of a mother and I think sometimes how amazing in love I ALREADY am with this bump lol. I can’t even imagine the love my mother must have for me. Such a gift to now have that perspective.

I can talk forever about the journey, but I’m really excited to share my pregnancy symptoms from week to week. I’ve been reading a lot of these online to help me cope with the harder days and to compare my symptoms to other women at similar stages, so I hope this helps someone. OR if not pregnant, please do keep read for general curiosity.

Month 1-3 (Week 1 to 13) | 

Morning Sickness: Yes, but minor

Nausea: Intense and ALL DARN DAY

Cramping: Yes!

Food Aversions: Almost every meat and green vegetable. Oh and sadly, water

Food Cravings: Sweets (Coke was bae) – I never even used to drink any soda at all before this + FISH TACOS

Hunger level: Intense always. I was eating every 2 hours

General Mood: Down. I felt crappy.

Energy level: Non existent. Always tired. Afternoon naps were essential

Hair, skin and nails: Hair grew. I didn’t notice any chances in my nails and skin.

Urine and Bowel activity: Not urinating too frequently because it was hard to drink water. Bowels were regular.

Headaches: Nope

Back pain: Slight

Weight gain: 5 pounds. All the baby

Weight loss: None

Stretch marks: None

Breasts: Tender and sore

Showing? Only in tight fitting dresses

Month 3-5 (Week 13 to 21) |

Morning Sickness: Yes, but still minor. They normally happen as burps with my lunch or dinner to follow.

Nausea: None

Cramping: Yes!

Food Aversions: Not many now

Food Cravings: Still sweets, still FISH TACOS

Hunger level: Moderate

General Mood: Happy!

Energy level: Good generally. Somedays are low.

Hair, skin and nails: Hair grew. I didn’t notice any chances in my nails. Skin has started to blemish 🙁

Urine and Bowel activity: More urine, more bowels! WOO HOO lol

Headaches: ugh too many!

Back pain: YES! and rib pain

Weight gain: I should check, not sure. But my body hasn’t changed, only changes are the baby bump.

Weight loss: None

Stretch marks: None

Breasts: Tender and sore and growing

Showing? Only in tight fitting dresses. Bump is still small!


Thanks so much for reading! If you’re interested in what Im wearing find the details below:

Amazon dress (Similar) | Forever 21 jacket | Zara Shoes | Herschel duffel bag






  • Reply August 9, 2017


    You are so cute. Congratulations

    • Reply August 11, 2017


      Thanks Thembi!! <3

  • Reply August 9, 2017


    This was so interesting

    • Reply August 11, 2017


      HAHAH! I did before I was preggo to an extent but NOW, its over the top! Thanks for reading <3

  • Reply August 10, 2017

    Brittany Comeaux

    I love your style! And the aesthetic of all of your photos… the lighting and editing is gorgeous! Also, I’m with Kenya… I crave sugar all day every day.

    • Reply August 11, 2017


      LOL! Sugar crew. I’m with yall!

  • Reply August 10, 2017


    Congratulations!!! You look beautiful, mama! Welcome to the crazy (awesome) ride!!

    • Reply August 11, 2017


      Aww thank you <3 I'm looking forward to it!

  • Reply August 10, 2017

    Rebecca Hicks

    Ahhh how exciting!! Congratulations girl 🙂 Halfway there!

    • Reply August 11, 2017


      YES! so exciting! Thanks

  • Reply August 10, 2017


    Congratulations on the upcoming blessed event!

    • Reply August 11, 2017


      Thanks so much <3

  • Reply August 29, 2017

    Roxanne Goodman

    You AMAZING Kristina!

    • Reply August 29, 2017


      Awww <3 Thanks Roxanne!!!!!

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