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21 weeks | baby bump

Yes, another bathroom picture.  Someday, I'll do one from home!

How far along: 21 weeks.  (From the Bump) 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 big is baby: The size of a banana.

Weight gain/loss: Currently, I'm up 10 lbs from my beginning weight.

Maternity clothes: Yes, but mainly pants, still.  There are a few tops that I try to wear from time to time, but they all make me look like a house, so I just skip them.

Stretch marks: Nothin' new here to see.

Sleep: Coen is finally feeling better and almost off of his medicines, so that means that sleeping is actually getting better for everyone again.  While he was sick, it was hit or miss, but basically he would get about 4-8 hours in his crib and then we would co-sleep the rest of the night.  Wednesday night he slept 10.75 hours in his crib and then we co-slept for another hour together.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nothing new here, either.  Just enjoying whatever is in front of me.

Gender: Still a girl.

Movement: It's becoming more and more noticeable, but still nothing uncomfortable or steady.

The belly: Starting to grow more and more every week, it seems.  It's fairly tight, but there are some spots that are a little more soft from the left over squish left from my delivery and things with Coen.  I'm sure it will firm up around 30 weeks.

What I'm loving: Preparing for a little girl, buying frill and searching high and low for ideas on Pinterest.

What I miss: I miss being able to play volleyball and just being active.  I was actually getting the itch to run the other day (don't tell my husband).  But I just wish I could be active and not have to worry about my body while being active.  We're walking around places all the time and we've gone on a couple walks, but it's not like full on exercising...  Oh well.  Maybe next summer I can participate in some sand volleyball and feel good about it!

Symptoms: My back from time to time, but other than that, nothing.  This is really like Coen's pregnancy.  I just feel normal and not really pregnant, yet.

The nursery: This, my friends, is finally making some headway.  We dumped a dresser that was from S's brother's childhood to the curb on Wednesday night and this weekend we will have the arrival of our crib and changing table/dresser from S's co-worker.  From there, we need to take my sewing/craft table out of the room, remove the queen bed (do you know anyone who would want to buy it?) and then get a twin bed from my parent's house.  After that, it's all about decorating and making it her room and no longer the guest room.  It's going to be great!  I cannot wait to have drawers to put my frill purchases in!  They are just strung all over the room, right now.

What's different/the same this time: Not a lot.  Aside from being completely distracted with everything that Coen is doing, nothing is that out of the ordinary.  It just feels like I'm gaining weight and not pregnant.  It's very strange, but I know that it will start to become very real here in the next few weeks.

What I'm looking forward to: My dr.'s appointment this Monday!  Just want to hear how things are going and see my dr.  I love her.

Best moment of the week: Coen.  He's always our best moment. Always. 

Oh that and I helped save a goose that was hit by another driver.  It was all so strange how it went down and looking back at it now, it was sort of dumb that I helped a perfect stranger get into my car with a injured goose.... and then drove about 1.5 miles to the wildlife vet. And back to his car.... eeek!  But I did it and the goose was said to survive.  So, the good deed was done and while I could've really risked my life of the life of my child to help, I did it and I only regret it now.  In the moment, it was about the goose.  That could've been someone's mother!  Or father!  Or some other family member.  I'm just glad I was there.  So many people hit animals for the wrong reasons, when they are on the roads and it's just sad.  Poor goose.

Next appointment: Monday, April 23.


Molly said…
You've got a super cute baby bump! I'm so glad you're having fun buying the frill :)
Stephanie said…
Aww, look at that belly! I miss my belly. :( And a goose? That is a strange story, but at least you did your good deed for the day.

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