Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Weekly Check-In: 21 Weeks


How far along: 
21 weeks
How big is baby: Banana
Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

Total weight gain:
+8.5 pounds. I'm sure it's more than that...but I refuse to weigh myself except for at Dr. Appt.
Maternity clothes?
Belly button in or out?
Half in, Half out
It's actually pretty good right now. I don't wake up in the middle of the night, unless it's to roll over (it's getting quite hard to do that) and since Gabe is a good sleeper, then I get to sleep pretty well. So it averages about 1-2am until 11am. So total its about 9-10 hours a night :)
Best moment this week:
Getting lots of movement. Josh felt movement the first time this week too
Food cravings: 
Nothing specific this week. Still lovin' the milk. Anything fruity....anything food. haha.
Food aversions: 
Carbonated drinks. The previous ones are slowly dissipating. Sometimes fried foods are yummy, sometimes they aren't, same goes with meat.
I'm starting to feel pretty normal again. I guess any symptoms would be: growing belling, food aversions/cravings, movement, fatigue, and swelling.
Lots of movements. Last week it was mainly in the mornings and then she would calm down... but this week she has been punching and kicking, rolling all around. And they are starting to get pretty hard too. I love feeling her move. Josh also felt her move this week.
Miss Kellie Rain
What I'm looking forward to: 
Viability day! 3 more weeks! This pregnancy is going by soooo fast. It seemed like Gabe's dragged on for years... but I'm willing this one to slow down, and she is just full speed ahead...wanting to make her debute.
What I miss: 
Not feeling so fat, being able to sleep better, and not feeling so worn out and lazy.
Hearing her heartbeat, starting to feel movement, finding out it's a healthy, but shy little girl.
Next appointment: 
January 16th @ 12:20pm---last appt. before the dreaded glucose test appt... blah.

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