Your Baby: Week 21 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. (Guess I better eat more veggies!)
How Far Along?
I'm now 21 weeks and 1 day along! Over the midway point. Our sweetie will be here in four months and two weeks! Crazy!
Still the same old same old. Still wearing a lot of pre-preg Old Navy tees, some pre-preg athletic pants and all jeans and pants are maternity. Sleep?
I've been sleeping really well actually. Haven't really had any afternoon naps either. They say this is the best time in pregnancy bc you feel the best - and it's true for me!
Well, I'm making those blueberry muffins I mentioned a few weeks ago every week. In fact, I made them tonight. But other than that, I'm not craving anything in particular. Actually focusing on eating really healthy and cutting out a lot of sweet stuff.
Best Moment Of The Week?
Seeing our sweet baby again on the ultrasound machine and learning that we are having a girl!
I learned that I have an anterior placenta so it really explains why I haven't felt a ton of movement. But the ultrasound tech said that because our baby was so active she wouldn't be suprised if I'd felt movement. And I know I had a bit - just not as much as maybe others. Today she was REALLY moving and grooving though!
She's a girl!
Belly Button In Or Out?
What I Miss
Not a thing. I love being pregnant!! And I even painted. :)
What I'm Looking Forward To
Getting started on some craft projects. I have quiet a list! I'm also anxious to get the nursery started. We are having my first shower next month so the goal is to have the room painted and ready for her items to be moved into the room. We also hope to order the furniture this month and hopefully the crib bumper. I may be having it made from a seller on etsy. More on all of that later though.
Last week I reached the halfway point in my pregnancy. Halfway! Wow! It's all a downhill slide into home stretch from here!
I am reminded to keep praying over our baby. Talking to her and singing to her. We have been calling her by her name and have really started to bond with this sweet person who will soon be in our arms. Gosh, this is such a great time in life!