Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Baby Bump Update-- 21 Weeks

Current ProgressDon't let the sign fool you-- I'm actually 21 weeks in this picture! I was technically 20 according to my original due date, but a couple days later I had an ultrasound and it was confirmed that I was a week ahead of schedule. Exciting news!  Ziggy is about 12 ounces, and as big as a pomegranate. 

Weight Gain & Body Changes: I've gained about 10 pounds, which is right on target for halfway through the pregnancy. I'm trying to continue eating healthy and staying active, but my wicked sweet tooth is hard to resist! Besides the bump growing, my body hasn't changed too much. It really seems like my belly has grown significantly in the last couple weeks, though, and I think I'm getting the undeniably pregnant look. I'm still attempting to wear some non-maternity clothing, but my wardrobe options are shrinking quickly!

How I'm feeling: Pretty good these days! Most of the time I have decent energy and feel almost "normal", though there are still constant reminders that I'm pregnant. My hips have been hurting at night, so I've been sleeping on our much softer guest bed, and bough a pregnancy pillow to see if it helps. I'm trying to soak up this second trimester, because it's going to be weird and a lot less comfortable when my belly really gets bigger!

What I'm thinkingI'm starting to realize we should start to get the baby's room in order. Everything we've bought or received for the baby fits into one small box at this point! We need to get rid of the desk in the baby's room, and eventually the bed, too. We might keep that for a while still, for guests coming in January. We have pretty much picked out the furniture we want, too, and need to start to order it. Joe's painting as I type, which is a good first step! Also, I thought we'd be nice and minimalistic with our baby registry, but even with that mindset there is SO MUCH STUFF that you kind of need. Once we finish registering, we'll focus on buying furniture first, and then start to chip away at the registry a little bit, as we wait for the baby shower in January.

A peek into the current state of our guest bedroom.
Time to start cleaning out! 
Recent milestones We passed the halfway point, and just had our anatomy scan. At this detailed ultrasound, they measured and checked up on all aspects of the developing baby, and things looked great. The heart, brain, and major organs are all developing as they should. And now that I skipped a week, I'm only two and a half weeks from the 24 week mark, which is considered the "viability date" for premature babies. Obviously, we hope and expect baby will be in there for a lot longer than 24 weeks, but either way it will be nice to get past that point. 

Upcoming appointments or eventsNothing else for a while! I'll have regular appointments at 24 and 28 weeks, and then it goes to every 2 weeks. We get another ultrasound at 32 weeks, which will be an amazing sight! In the meantime, we'll just focus on starting to prepare the baby's room, and enjoying the holidays. 


  1. You look fantastic! Do you know the gender, or are you going to be surprised? Enjoy the second trimester! I remember feeling totally normal again, and it was such a wonderful change:)

  2. I spy a gender neutral room, does this mean you'll be skipping the gender reveal and letting it be a surprise? My prediction is SHE will be born April 2 as she's smart enough to do what I couldn't and hold on until she gets to a month with the diamond as a birthstone.
    Congrats again, and I bet your parents are super excited about their first grandbaby!

  3. You're such a pretty pregnant lady!