Saturday, August 29, 2009

21 Weeks

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.

How far along: 21 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: Up 11 pounds total from my last OB appt. I'm going again on wed. so we'll see how much I've gained since last month.
Maternity clothes: Yes, everything is maternity now.
Stretch marks: :::::hear no evil, see no evil:::::: none yet!
Sleep: Overall, much better than the previous weeks.
Best moment last week: Finding out my BFF is pregnant too!!
Movement: Yes, and getting stronger too.
Food cravings: Still beef (this week its been a meatball sub, which I still haven't got), orange juice, and white cherry frosties.
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: No, and I hope not for a loooong time.
Belly Button in or out: Still the same...popping out at the top and starting too at the bottom.
What I miss: My old nose. Seriously. The constant allergy sniffly, sneezy, tickly, runny/stuffy nose sucks. Its really bad this morning.
What I am looking forward to: Cleaning out the spare bedroom-soon-to-be-nursery today. It has a bed, etc. for guests, but has also turned into a junk/storage room.
Milestones: Making it to the half way point.


looking4#3 said...

Love the week updates. If I get there, I am going to bite off of you and do the same!!!!
IUI today went pretty good. 47 million!!!

Maddy said...

Can you post a belly picture!?!
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bella1021 said...

haha love how you are "looking forward to cleaning out the room"- that is exactly what I did 2 weeks ago-- granted I was excited for th end results.. but not the actual event- haha!