Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 21

Week 21! We can hardly believe that we'll meet our little girl in less than 19 weeks! Here's what the baby is up to according to

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well. says that baby girl schaab 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.

If you're interested in what the dad's guide to pregnancy says about size this week, click here. Mike can really relate to this one. Cheers!

How far along? 21 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: + 9 lbs.

Maternity clothes? Yes and loving them!

Sleep: Waking up 2-3 times a night and having some crazy dreams.

Best moment this week: When I felt the baby kick when I was deciding between wearing heels and comfy shoes to work... she kicked when I tried on the heels... I took that as go with the comfy ones. She is becoming quite active... especially at night!

Movement: Like I said above, she is becoming quite active! I feel her moving more and more. Night time is my favorite because she likes when I relax. I can also almost always feel her in the last few minutes of pre natal yoga, where we are relaxing and connecting with our babies.... Sounds silly but I think she likes it!

Food cravings: Fountain Root Beer... this all started at Superdawg on Friday and now I can't get enough.

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs: Not yet. :)

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: I actually really enjoy being pregnant! :)

What I am looking forward to: Mike being able to feel the baby move.

Milestones: Picking out what bedding we want for our baby girl! Check out the pottery barn kids registry link on the left side of the page to check it out! I'm planning on making a batik at school to match! :) Thanks Michaela for helping me with this!

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