How far along: 21.2 weeks
Size of the baby: Around 10.5 inches long. About the length of a carrot.
Total weight gain/loss: I had only gained 2-3lbs at my 19 week appointment. My doctor said it was fine, but since then my nausea has finally vanished and I am having fewer food aversions. I predict that at my appointment later this week I will have gained closer to a total of 7-8lbs. I definitely feel like I have had a growth spurt in my tummy! I need to start getting on our elliptical now that I am feeling better, I am off the wagon with exercise right now.
Maternity clothes: None so far :) I am hoping to avoid them as much as possible. My friend Lisa gave me her Belly Band and I now officially need it with my jeans. Otherwise my shorts and dresses are working quite nicely for now. I am not sure how long I can rock the Belly Band with Jeans, but I am hoping a few more months at least!
Cravings: I haven't had a ton of cravings, really. I am constantly thirsty, no matter how much water I drink and I think my sweet tooth is going a little crazy. I am trying to keep that in check.
Symptoms: At this point I think a lot of the negative symptoms have passed. I get tired more easily than normal and have to make sure and not stand up to fast because I get dizzy/lightheaded. I am just happy that around 18 weeks all the nausea finally subsided!
Movements: I feel kicking a lot. The flutters started 2-3 weeks ago and have continued to get more intense. Jarrod was finally able to feel one kick this weekend. This baby seems to be active already.
Gender predictions: It IS a GIRL!!! We are super excited, but would have been either way ;) It is amazing how soon they start predicting at the OB office. At one of my first sono's, around 13 weeks, they already thought it might be a girl. I didn't know for sure until my 19 week appointment. Now I can't stop looking at cute baby girl clothes!!
|21 weeks with the scarf :)|
|21 weeks without the scarf!!! Good Grief!|
We went to Guymon last week to visit our newest nephew, Rhett David Hicks. He is so sweet. I can't wait for Christmas when there are 2 babies to hold!
|Me and sweet baby Rhett|
|My first babies, not 100% sure how they will do with the human baby.|
|This is the beautiful quilt that my friend Hannalie is making for baby girl. LOVE!|
I think this baby is going to be quite spoiled.
We feel so blessed and cannot wait for our journey as parents to begin.