Thursday, August 18, 2011

21 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 21 weeks

Looks like I'm hiding a soccer ball under there!
I feel like I've grown a LOT over the past two weeks. If I keep up at this pace I'm gonna be HUGE by the end.

Size of baby: According to the baby is about the length of a carrot

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +9-10 pounds. At my doctors appointment yesterday he pointed out that my weight has really "jumped" since last time. No shit. I'm growing a human what do you expect. Considering I barely gained any weight the first 4 months I don't feel so bad. ***Note- he wasn't trying to scold me, just pointing that out so I can be aware and hopefully keep my weight in check and not have a 10 pound baby.

Maternity Clothes: still regular clothes, I need a shopping trip SOON though. My belly seems to have grown overnight and I'm afraid the tops I thought would get me through the summer/early fall won't make it another couple weeks.

Gender: Team Blue!

Movement: He's getting more and more active, especially in the mornings and late evenings. Kristian has now been able to feel him move everynight this week which he loves.

What I miss: a good night's sleep and not having to pee constantly.

Sleep: Not great, I still keep getting up multiple times to go to the bathroom and I'm having a harder time getting/staying comfortable.

Symptoms: Backaches, tiredness and lots of movement

Cravings: Vegetable soup.

Best Moment this week: Kristian feeling the baby move! Also, having another good doctor's appointment yesterday and starting our registry.

What I am looking forward to: Painting the nursery, I really want to start this weekend but it may not happen. Also, my shower in Oct. the planning, has finally begun and I can't wait to see my favorite Floridian ;-)


Heather said...

How awesome that Kristian can feel the baby move now, and that plans are underway for your shower! You look beautiful in all of your pictures, too.

april said...

I got lots of deals at Old Navy and Gap Maternity. Stores have lots of sales versus looking online. All my size and weight came in the second trimester though I was scared at the pound a week articles for the third trimester (the strict diet with gestational diabetes really cut down on my weight gain at the end). You look fantastic and the belly is adorable!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

You really have popped! It's adorable!

I loved Old Navy for maternity! Cheap and fairly cute/trendy. Some stored have small maternity section, but you'll find the majority online.

KLaw said...

You look beautiful! And I can't wait to see you!!

BG said...

you look so cute! pretty sure i lol'd when you said 10 pound baby, i don't think a big guy like that would fit! haha.

you are over halfway, so exciting! :)

Marian said...

You look so good Shan!!!

Venassa said...

I am so happy that I usually only wake up once a night to use the bathroom. The baby hasnt interferred with my sleep too much. Although if I used the bathroom more my feet might not be so crazy swollen.

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

You look so pretty and definitely have that "glow"! I love how the baby has definitely "popped" and you get to feel the baby's movements! I can't wait for more of that for us!! :)

Meg said...

You look incredible girlie!