Monday, April 8, 2013

21 Weeks

--How Far Along: 21weeks 

---Size of Baby: Weighs about 1pound now & measures about 10 1/2  inches from head to toe. This week she 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. As her digestive system preps for the outside world, she's manufacturing meconium -- the tarry black substance you'll find in her first dirty diaper (ew)! Since it's a girl, she's already got a lifetime's supply of eggs in her womb -- about six million of them!

---Total Weight Gain: -1 pounds. I am just barely getting to the point where i want to eat food & its not always the healthiest choice of food!
---Maternity Clothes: No new outfits yet, hopefully soon.
---Gender:  It's a GIRL!
---Movement: YES!! She is such a wiggle worm! She woke me up the other morning because she was kicking so much & so hard (granted she isn't that big & i know bigger/stronger kicks are coming in the future) Adam felt her kick even! It was a happy moment!
---What I Miss: Pizza
---Sleep: usually pretty good, until i have to get up to pee at 7:30 every morning
---Cravings: Salty things (chips, nuts, etc) & cereal
---Aversions: same as always 
---Symptoms: Frequent trips to the potty still, some back pain & horrible pelvic pain. 
----Best Moment: Feeling her start to really kick. But the very best moment was when Adam felt her kick about 5-6 times in less than a minute!!

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