Baby M – 21 Weeks

21 Weeks

Bump Analysis? Really starting to feel huge this week, but I think I have been saying that every week.  It becomes more true with each week that passes.  (Also meet Laila and Brody – 2 of the 3 crazy dogs in our house)

Month/Trimester? 5 months / 2nd Trimester!

Fruit of the week? Our baby is the size of a pomegranate! 10.5 inches long and 12.7 ounces!  Which means she grew about 4 inches this week!!

Development? Her digestive system is preparing for the outside world, and her little body is now manufacturing meconium.  Since she is a little girl, she already has her lifetime supply of eggs in her womb!

Movement? Lots of movements that make me so happy to feel!  One day her daddy will feel her moving around too…

Name? Aubrey Joy 🙂

Testing? Nothing new at this point!

Weight Gain? 9 lbs – Which means I gained about 2 lbs last week which is the most I’ve ever gained in a week, and can probably directly correlate with how much pasta I ate last week… Oops.

Symptoms?  I’ve had some random waves of nausea this past week, and my stomach is getting super itchy in spite of my constant slathering of Baby Belly Butter and Bio Oil. I think my belly button is starting to lose the battle of staying in.  I believe it’s gradually being pushed out of place.  I’ve had back pain off and on since about 6 weeks, but it’s becoming more constant and making me lazy.  Eventually, I think my face will start to look normal again, but for now I’ll keep looking like a 15 year old girl who just hit puberty.  They say little girls steal your beauty,  well I think Aubrey stole any and all beauty I’ve ever had.

Cravings? Shrimp and pasta.  Pasta and shrimp.

Aversions? Buffalo Chicken Dip

Sleep? Lots of waking up.  Lots of random dreams.

Maternity Clothes? Still just a few maternity shirts, but my pants are becoming pretty uncomfortable…

Wedding Rings? ON!

Stretch Marks? Don’t say that word around here…

Labor Signs? Praying not to have these anytime soon!

What I miss? Walking without back pain… shooting pains don’t make me want to exercise, they make me want to lay in bed with a box of Oreos.  The struggle is real.

Looking forward to? Finishing the accent wall in the nursery this weekend 🙂

And since I haven’t yet shared this reaction video of my parents yet on the blog, I’ll leave you today with this… about 16 weeks late 🙂

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