Monday, July 26, 2010

21 Weeks

  • How far along?: twenty-one weeks
  • What's baby up to?: 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.
  • Weight Gain: I have gained two pounds total; as of my last appointment
  • Symptoms: nausea; baby bump; clumsiness
  • How big is baby?: about the size of a banana (about 10.5 inches)
  • Sex: boy!
  • Maternity clothes?: yes
  • Stretch marks?: nope
  • Sleep?: pretty good; gotta go potty at least twice a night now-a-days
  • Best moment this week?: purchasing the baby’s crib bedding
  • Movement?: yes
  • Food cravings?: none
  • Labor signs?: n/a
  • Belly button in or out?: out; it pokes out enough that you can see it through my shirt, if I’m wearing something that fits closely
  • What I miss: not having to wake up multiple times a night to go potty
  • What I'm looking forward to: feeling consistent movement
  • Milestone: making it to the half-way mark

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