Monday, May 30, 2011

21 Weeks

21 Weeks!
May 23-29

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Weight Gain: At my 20w2d Dr. apt last week I had gained 6 lbs since I was last there... that means that I am almost back up to my pre pregnancy weight.  She was very happy with my weight gain and said she didn't want me gaining more than 20-30lbs... we shall see about that ha!

Maternity Clothes : Yes, please.  I can still fit into SOME regular clothes but this week I noticed that even my t-shirts are snug around the waist and chest... sad day! Guess I will be raiding the hubby's t's soon enough ;)

Sleep: still awesome. only one or sometimes 2 bathroom breaks in the night.

Best Moment of this week:  we had our 20 week anatomy scan that went awesome!! you can read all about it here.  & see the next thing below!!!
Also, had two WONDERFUL baby showers this past week!!! One at school with all my amazing co-workers and one on Saturday with great friends and family! Be looking for those post's in the near future!

Movement: as of Tuesday of last week I felt something and immediately was like... was that her!? I was sitting on the couch late at night (around 11pm) and it was a little twitch below my waist line... kind of like when your eye twitches when you are tired... oh it was so cool! Now I have been feeling that same thing almost everyday... amazing!!!! :) :) :)
Food cravings:  nothing weird although last night for some odd reason cereal sounded great, and again this morning.  I never eat cereal.  Its not that I don't like it-- its just not my go-to food. 

What I miss: nothing at all. love this little girl!
Symptoms: same as last week- heartburn and indigestion.  It seems like I can NOT stop burping... how embarrassing ha.  oh well!

Gender: pretty little girl! <3

What I'm looking forward to: more movement! and on non-baby-related terms... the last day of school with the kiddos is Thursday- they have a 1/2 day.  And friday for me.  So ready for summer but bittersweet about leaving. 
 Baby bump: 

My sisters and my mom and I.  This is from the shower I had on Saturday... more pics to come when people send them my way :)

The Baby in Week 21: 
How big is your baby? About the size of a large banana — and speaking of bananas, if you eat one this week, there's a good chance your baby will get a taste, too. That's because he swallows a bit of amniotic fluid each day (for nutrition, hydration, and to practice digesting), so he eats whatever's on your menu — and gets to put those developing taste buds to good use. So go ahead and nosh on those nachos (or crunch those crudités): Your baby may develop a taste for them when he’s older.

Your Body in Week 21:
You may start to notice some stretch marks (nope, I don't see any yet...) as your body expands and your belly and breasts just keep on growing. These pink, red, or purple streaks appear when the supporting tissue under your skin gets torn as skin stretches (and stretches and stretches) during pregnancy. Not every woman gets them, though you're a likely candidate if your mom had stretch marks during her pregnancy or if you've gained weight rapidly. So go ahead and slather the cocoa butter — at least it’ll keep your skin from drying out, even if it won’t keep those marks at bay.


  1. When I first felt movement I described it as a "twitch" too!!! :-) No one else said their was "twitch-ey" feeling...I'm glad yours was!!! The movement has been getting stronger but still feels like that!!! :-)

  2. yay for 21 weeks!! so exciting that you have felt her move!! I can't wait! :)


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