10.18.2013

21 Weeks

Baby: Baby is 21 weeks and the size of a pomegranate! Fun fact: baby now has eyebrows and buds for permanent teeth are forming!  

Weight: I will know in 2 weeks at my next midwife appointment. Last appointment my weight gain was right at 10 lbs. 

Symptoms: I think I had a bit of the flu bug this past weekend (no fun!), but my pregnancy related nausea has really subsided. Sometimes after I shower I feel a little sick, but the moment soon passes. Some other not so fun symptoms have been breakouts and lower back pain from sleeping on my side.   

Sleep: I still can't really complain about sleep. I quit drinking water around 8 o'clock each night to reduce the number of times I have to wake up to use the bathroom and since then I've been getting pretty good sleep with only one or two bathroom trips a night. That isn't much different from when I wasn't pregnant! I've noticed it's getting harder to switch sides in the middle of the night as I get bigger and I wake up with some back pain but nothing too serious. 

Cravings/Aversions: I've really been making an effort to eat healthy despite what's sounding good at the moment (Halloween candy...bags and bags of Halloween candy). Lately my diets consisted of salads, chicken, veggies, and some homemade chili earlier in the week. 

Workouts: Other than a couple short walks with Huck and some stretching at night I haven't really done much. I have the energy, I'm just lacking the motivation.

Random Thoughts: We do know the baby's gender, but are keeping it quiet until a few other things are worked out. So sorry to make you guys wait! I've gotten so many excited comments from so many of you and that makes my heart happy to know that you all are excited to learn about our little bundle of joy! 

Also, this weekend I'm looking forward to getting my baby registry completed and finishing up another project at the house. My little office nook is really starting to come together...we just have a few more finishing touches that need to be done. So excited to cross a few "to-do's" off my list! Hope you have a great weekend!
  

10 comments:

Erica said...

you're cute little belly is really starting to pop out Danielle! Love seeing your updates

Cara said...

Your cute belly looks so pregnant now!! Gorgeous. Hope all is going well!

Kenzie S said...

I just adore your belly! So cute :D

Alexa said...

So so so pretty! (I mean, this same comment weekly is surely beginning to feel redundant, but I can't help what my eyezzz see!) So glad you're still feeling great, and can't wait to see how you do the gender reveal to us! ;)

Helene in Between said...

you look too pretty!!! so glad you feel so good! you look great- really tho!

Sarah Alway said...

You are adorable and seem so healthy and happy... yay! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl!!

Sarah @ Life As Always

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

I think you have the cutest belly I've ever seen!

Ashley said...

Love your bump!! I hear ya on the breakouts and back pain! No fun!! Can't wait to find out what you are having!!

From Foothills to Fog said...

You look so beautiful! Definitely have that glow about you :) And look at that cute belly! Can't wait to hear news of the gender once you're ready to share :)

Namrata said...

you have got that thin slice of fat on your cheeks and they are shining, glowing...you are getting prettier each week..about gender, it's big issue at least in our country and not allowed to determine..eat lots of green veggies and protein and calcium rich food as baby is growing..all d best! :) Keep smiling:)