Friday, April 29, 2011

Pregnancy Update – Week 21

I don’t know if I will do this every week, but I was in the mood to share today!

21 Weeks - Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.

How are you feeling?
I am feeling great, really.  I do have some indigestion, which I know is usually of my own doing based on what I am eating.  Note to self, I cannot have a piece of Edwards Key Lime pie an hour before I go to bed….no matter how much I want it!  TUMS have become my new best friend, and I am getting use to it as I have had indigestion pretty much the entire pregnancy.  Otherwise, this is the question I get asked the most, and I am happy to say at this point I am feeling really good.

Any weight gain?
I think I am a pound or two shy of my pre-pregnancy weight, which is fine with me.  I really didn’t want to gain too much with this pregnancy just based on my weight before getting pregnant, and I am happy that at just over half-way there I am just now starting to gain extra weight.  I know it will happen, just wanted to wait till after 20 weeks which is good!

Have you registered yet?
Nope, not yet.  Probably because we just keep buying everything ourselves! Though we have many things picked out that we want and have received very helpful advice on some great products.  (Thanks again Ky…SO helpful!) Since I have received advice on what is important to get and what isn’t, have ideas of good products, and we have a direction of what we want to get I don’t feel nearly as overwhelmed and after our vacation feel ready to tackle Babies R Us and Target!

A few peeks at what we are going to get for Henry……

This is the bedding we will get, I LOVE it. 

You can see the collection HERE.

I think I must have this lamp!

 We also really like this highchair.  It is wood.

Can you feel the baby kick?
Yes, but I am still anxiously awaiting Henry to give me some good hard kicks and kick more regularly.  At this point I no longer question if that is him kicking or just gas, but depending on where he is I can’t always feel him very well. He usually is kicking around 9:30-10:30, around lunch time and/or some time later afternoon after I eat and a bit in the evening. I know Terry is also anxiously waiting for the day he can feel his son kick!  He puts his hands on my belly hoping he will move a little.  I know the day will come very soon and then there will be a time where I wish he didn’t kick as much….but right now I just want movement!

How is Terry?
He is great. I have never seen him this happy and excited.  I am always texting him when the baby kicks, so he can feel included.  He loves to rest his hands on my belly waiting for a kick and I think we are both loving calling the piglet by his name!  It is wonderful, and even though he wasn't always sure if he wanted to be a father, I knew it was there and it is fun seeing changes in him now and I can't wait to see more once we have our child! 

Here are a couple pictures taken at 21 weeks.  Yes they are bathroom pics at work, but I wanted to send them to my parents that morning so they could see my growing belly, so decided to just take them in there!

Best thing someone said to me this week?
“You look great. You have a glow and you just look really really good!”


  1. I love that lamp too! You have to get it!

    You look fantastic!

  2. Love the theme for Henry. Great shots of you too!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. 1. I adore hearing you say (write) Henry. It's so adorable I can hardly stand it!

    2. the bedding. perfectly cute. GREAT choice!

    3. I didn't start showing much at all until after 6 months. I only gained 5 total pounds through my whole pregnancy. People are ridiculous to make those comments to you. And terribly ignorant. A diet? Are you serious? That's just an insult to your intelligence. I would have been irate.