How far along: 21 weeks - Holy cow! Can you believe it?? I can't!
Size of baby: My baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long - the length of a carrot. Sometimes it feels like he's practicing martial arts because his initial fluttering movements have turned into full-fledged kicks and nudges. In other developments, my baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.
Weight gain: 10 pounds! Wow I am catching up fast! I think the weight gain needs to slow down a bit, but it doesn't help that I am on restricted activity still.
Maternity clothes: Definitely! Except for a few shirts. I still look like I am trying to wear a tent when I put on maternity shirts. I am sure I will be growing into them soon.
Gender: BOY!! We've decided, for now, that his name is Sawyer.
Movement: I feel more and more every day. He is really active. Skeet tried to feel him move the other day but it seems that whenever we try to feel him, he stops moving. Avery never moved this much and I know I took for granted when she did but I know she was in pain. It is such a huge relief to feel him move all the time! Just a reminder that this little boy is healthy!
Sleep: Sleep is getting harder to come by with the body aches and the heartburn. I could probably sleep all day if it weren't for those little issues!
Symptoms: Round ligament pains, heartburn, and constantly hungry!! I am starting to develop some sciatic pain as well... in my butt... not fun! My back aches and I have been having Braxton Hicks contractions too but nothing to worry about.
Cravings: Everything! I normally love this time of year anyway but I am enjoying it too much this year!! No wonder the heartburn has been so awful! I eat everything in sight! Oh and how I love holiday parties... with all the different kinds of food and snacks!! Maybe that is why the weight is coming on so fast!
Best moment this week: Hearing from Dr. S that my cervix looks long and closed and the pesky fluid pocket has shrunk. I hope by next week it is gone!!
What I am looking forward to: Christmas!! I love spending time with family and I haven't felt this happy in years! It is going to be a great year! I can't wait until next year when we have a little boy to spoil!!