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Week 21 Pregnancy Journal


How Far Along? 21 weeks

Size of Baby: A banana (10.5 inches). Did anyone else notice that my little banana is now (according to my BabyBump app) 4 inches bigger than last week's measurement?! Unbelievable!

Gender: Baby girl.

Weight Gain: Lost a half of a pound from last week, so +3 from my pre-pregnancy weight since I'm reporting in whole numbers.

Maternity Clothes: Yesterday I treated myself to a few things at Pickles & Ice Cream, and boy, is it an adorable shop. I got a dress that is so beautiful and I can't wait to find a reason to wear it!

Nursery: Still an office, but I think I've got my color scheme nailed down. We saw an adorable dresser at Sleepy Poet last week that would make a great changing table.

Movement: Yes, a good amount! It's not uncomfortable at all (yet), just way cute.

Symptoms: One day last week I had a super-itchy belly -- must have been that 4" growth spurt she had. No stretch marks at all so far, which I attribute to a combination of genetics (thanks, Mom!) and three different belly oils that I use depending on my mood. :)

Sleep: Sleeping really well and waking up a little ahead of my alarm clock most mornings. Still going to bed around 10:30 or 11:00.

Cravings: My sweet tooth sort of subsided in the last week, noted mostly by my reduction in hot chocolate consumption. Probably a good thing -- it was getting a bit out of control.

What I Miss: Sitting down on the couch easily without sighing and grunting.

Best Moment This Week: My experience at Pickles & Ice Cream was so cute -- I was the only one in the store and the lady who was working there was just so sweet. She wanted me to model everything I tried on for her! She sat in an armchair outside of my dressing room and was just so much fun to talk with. It was such a fun way to spend an hour.

Looking Forward To: Baby's first Christmas (albeit in belly)!

pink christmas tree

10 comments:

  1. Can't wait to hear about the nursery! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. you're looking so adorable! and I know baby girl is going to have one stylish nursery!

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  3. And next Christmas you're going to have an adorable little nugget!

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  4. Adorable! I was 20 weeks yesterday so we're right around the same time! Can't wait to see your nursery ideas.... I'm brainstorming away too!

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  5. It is so much fun when you get to feel the baby move! That was by far my favorite part of being pregnant. If I remember right, I think this week is when the baby starts being measured from head to toe instead of head to rump. I remember that crazy jump in length.

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  6. You look great- still so tiny!! Just wait until your little girl is here next Christmas- it will be magical!

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  7. You look great! Merry Christmas!

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  8. You look so cute! And I love your necklace.

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  9. Glad you're able to sleep! Happy holidays!

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  10. I love your outfit in this picture! Where did you get your necklace? I love it!!

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