Monday, April 16, 2012

21 Weeks

How far along?  21w2d

How big is baby?  Banana!  10.5 inches and 12.2 ounces; his digestive system is working hard and beginning to create meconium for his first diaper change. 

Physical differences from last week?  Didn't weigh in this week, but I'm sure I gained.  Some of my regular pants are starting to get tight, but most of my shorts still fit comfortably.  My belly and incision are super itchy; belly button is now flat and no new stretch marks to report. 

How I'm feeling?  Nesting, like whoa.  Sleep has become such a low priority - I'd rather clean.  Trips to the bathroom seem to have increased; having loads of BH contractions between the hours of 5:00-7:00 pm (when I'm chasing Lucy); and still moving around pretty easily.  We walked three nights this week, and I was NOT strict enough with my diet.  All of my cravings are sweet; I almost always want candy and I've wanted a muffin for weeks.  I finally caved and got a muffin on Friday.  It was wonderful, but I felt horribly guilty afterward. 

What's been on my mind?  Started shopping for a second freezer; reupholstering my current glider vs. buying a new one; and I finally started researching baby names.  I've made it through the letter F and still haven't found the perfect name, though there are several contenders. 

What I'm looking forward to?  Painting the nursery.  Hopefully it'll happen fairly soon...  I have all the paint and supplies.  Can't wait to get the furniture rearranged and see it come together!

Best moment this week?  Babe kicked while I was rocking Lucy on Thursday night, and I'm positive she felt it because she jumped up and looked at me.


  1. That's exciting to feel outside kicks! :) Lookin good!

  2. This is going by too fast!!! He'll be here so soon :) You look great Honey!

    1. Gahhhhhh, I know it!! Thank you, dear!