Bumpdate #5: 21 Weeks
Baby is about the size of a pomegranate!
Weight Gain: 9 pounds
Maternity clothes: My maternity jeans fit now but I can also still wear regular pants with the bellaband. Lots of big sweaters and maternity leggings these days. My jackets are starting to get tight but I think I still have a few more weeks of regular jackets!
Stretch marks: No stretch marks. Lots of belly balm and lotion.
Belly button: Transitioning from an "innie" to a "flatty." It's stretching wider and is starting to just look flat.
Wedding ring: On
Movement: Lots of movement! Little flutters that feel like popcorn popping and bubbles. The movement isn't quite strong enough yet for Sam to feel but I can't wait until he can.
Sleep: I've slept amazingly well this week. I haven't woken up in the night all week. Let's keep this pattern going, baby!
Cravings: chocolate and coffee ice cream
Feeling: Energized and excited. I went to yoga a few times this week and went on some walks/hikes. It feels like baby tries to do yoga when I'm doing yoga and then falls asleep after a few minutes. Baby's room is really starting to look like a baby will live there soon and it makes it feel so real!
Latest doctor appointment: Tuesday we had an appointment with our midwife and today we had our ultrasound. Appointment went great...I love our midwife. We have the same philosophy on childbirth and she always makes me feel so confident. And we love hearing that little heartbeat! The ultrasound was amazing. We loved seeing baby's heart beating, mouth sucking, clenched little fists and arms in front of the face to hide from us. Baby must be like his/her daddy and not like getting pictures taken.
Gender: We aren't finding out if baby is a boy or a girl until he/she is born! We have blue curtains in baby's room (as seen in pictures above) but that is not because we know that baby is a boy... we just like blue!
Best moment this week:
Seeing baby in the ultrasound. My favorite ultrasound picture shows baby's little clenched fist with just the pointer finger sticking up. We think it means that he/she has an idea.