Friday, January 28, 2011

21 weeks

How Far Along: 21weeks, 1 day -- I'm a day late on my up date.

Size of baby: They now lump the baby into months. Month 5 - Baby
is the size of a papaya, 10.5-12 inches long and weighs 13-21 oz. Again, I think the
baby is weighing more than this.

Apparently I need to watch what I say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and my own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when --I should just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Maternity Clothes: I'm definitely not zipping up my pants/jeans anymore. The belly band is becoming a life saver. Now that I'm a little bigger, it stays in place. And I heart dresses. I want to wear them all the time! I need to get a good pair of maternity jeans. I may have to spend some $$ on them.

Weight Gain: 6lbs still.

Belly: Coming soon.

Stretch Marks: None so far.

Sleep: I take what I can get.

Best Moment of the Week: I was talking to my brother earlier this week and in mid sentence I got my first real kick - it was hard. And it stopped me mid sentence. It was very cool.

Movement: I feel her move everyday now. Not all the time - so I guess the sleeping 12-14 hours a day is right. I was very aware of it yesterday because I fell on ice yesterday morning and was really sore and MW told me to stay off my feet, so I laid around all day. I was making sure that I felt her move around b/c I was nervous of course. But I'm sure she didn't feel anything other than a little shake.

Symptoms: I'm getting a little tired again, but that might be from the lack of sleep I'm getting.

Food cravings: No more consistent cravings.

Gender: A little, precious lady.

What I Miss: Nothing really. Although I went out for a friend's bday and I did miss enjoying a glass of wine with them.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Having C feel the baby. And getting a bigger belly.

Weekly Wisdom: This is going to be weather related ... um, don't go outside in the ice if you're pregnant. Plain and simple.

Milestones: 3 weeks until the viability mark. Wow!

Emotions: I am definitely getting a temper and letting it show. I snap at Chuck a lot. I apologize right afterwards, but really, if he wasn't such a man, then maybe I wouldn't get so pissed. (just kidding - he is the best.) ;


  1. That is so awesome that you got your first real kick! I can't wait to get there. And we do need a belly photo update. :)

    I replied to your comment about the crib.

  2. YAY! Love these updates. SHOW ME THE BELLY!!!
    And...awarded you right back...TOP OF THE LIST! Love ya!

  3. I'm with the other ladies-belly pic please! How exciting, love these posts.

  4. I can't wait to see a belly pic as well.

    I have an award for you on my blog.