How far along? 21 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +4 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes, and I’m in love with my new Gap jeans
Stretch marks? no new ones, but the old ones are showing up a bit better
Sleep: Good, just more weird dreams
Best moment this week: Getting Lincoln’s crib put together.
Movement: More noticeable now. I no longer have to be paying attention to notice his kicks.
Food cravings: toasted turkey, egg, and cheese english muffin
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? still in
What I miss: Nothing at the moment. I’m feeling really great.
What I am looking forward to: Steven coming home tomorrow
Weekly Wisdom: If you wake up and think you dreamed there was a spider on you but it was really just a cat hair or something, you’re not completely awake. It wasn’t a weird pregnancy dream. That spider is still in your bed – and you probably just threw it on your spouse.
“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 she’s practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby’s eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you’re having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.” -babycenter.com
“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.” -thebump.com