Wednesday, May 25, 2011

21 Weeks

How Far Along: 21 Weeks
(over 1/2 way!!) that a stretch mark?!! Take deep breaths and remember -- they'll fade after delivery. Your skin may also feel dry and itchy, especially over your emerging bump. Take a cue from your fetus, now coated by vernix (a milky, protective cream), and slather on the lotion

Size of baby: a banana
 Total Weight Gain/Loss: 8 lbs according to the home scale!

Maternity Clothes: yes ma'am. No one ever told me how comfortable maternity clothes are!  I wanted to wear my new clothes out of the store but Taylor convinced me that was a little odd and that I could just change in the car if I really needed to wear the new pants ;)  After watching me fidget with broken rubber bands on my jeans while running errands Taylor took me shopping and I've been sporting the elastic waste bands ever since! I'm not sure I'll ever want to return to the buttons and zippers of regular pants :)

Gender: still a BOY!

Movement: YES, and I LOVE it.  It is still a little odd and takes me by surprise but I can usually feel him if I sit still after a meal.  I had a coffee Monday morning at work since I was dragging and I'm pretty sure he threw a dance party about a 1/2 hour later.  I could actually see my belly move and it was pretty exciting.

Sleep: like a rock!  I can't sleep in past 6 because I have to get up and go to the bathroom and then I'm wide awake but between the hours of 9pm and 6am I'm oblivious to my surroundings!

What I miss: Nothing really, pregnancy is going pretty darn good at this very moment. I'm knocking on my wooden desk as I write this so as not to jinx myself! 

Cravings: fruit and veggies.  I have to force myself to each meat to get a little protein but don't even think about trying to make me eat chicken! AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!

Symptoms: motion sickness.  The zofran can't touch it.  I had a few bad travel experiences after the eventful Target trip we made a few weeks back.  Let's just say getting sick in an airport with an automatic toilet is NOT fun.  I'm just hoping this little issue is short lived because I have alot of travel planned in July and August and I'd rather not spend it stuck in airport bathrooms!

Best Moment This Week: Lauren and Kevin's Wedding! We had a blast.  I'll devote an entire post to it when I've had time to digest all that happened last week. 

Milestones: Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion, and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, if baby is a girl, her womb is now stocked up with her lifetime supply of six million eggs (the number will drop to around one million by birth).

What I'm Looking Forward To: I'd like to say a relaxing weekend at home but I think we are going to try and get registered for a few things this weekend.  I've had SO many people ask where we are registered that I'm feeling the need to at least start a registry so I can have an answer.  I think we will wait and add to it as it gets closer to our due date and the seasons change but I'd like to get it set up now so that I can just feel a little productive.  Maybe I'll even get to work on some art pieces for the nursery if I get REALLY inspired.

1 comment:

  1. I love your belly!

    Are you guys gonna be in the area any time this summer? We would love to see you guys one last time before our new additions arrive!