21 Weeks, 21 Questions

How far along? 21 weeks 3 days

How many days to go? 130ish days

Baby Size? 10.5 inches and 12.7oz; the size of a pomegranate

Total weight gain? About 10 pounds

Maternity clothes?  I’m still making use of some of my normal clothes but things are getting more snug. I have a solid maternity wardrobe now that I’m excited about. I’m sure I’ll add a few more pieces as the weather gets colder and I get bigger!

Stretch marks? Someone suggested coconut oil so I’ve been applying that in the shower and I’m still using body lotion so hopefully that continues to do the trick.

Sleep?  One of my mommy friends gave me a pregnancy pillow the other weekend and it’s seriously the best thing ever. It’s huge and pretty much creates a fortress around me in the bed, but I love how supportive it is and how it helps me from tossing and turning so much.

Best moment this week?  We revealed that we are having a BABY GIRL!

Have you told family and friends? Definitely well past this point. Now everyone knows the baby’s sex too!

Miss anything?  Sushi with raw fish! I can’t wait to get a really good sushi/seafood fix after baby comes.

Movement? YES! Just in the last two weeks I started to feel little flutters or thumps every now and then. Having our anatomy scan/ultrasound last week confirmed that I’m definitely feeling baby. Even more exciting is that Chris got to feel her too! I can’t wait to feel her more and more as she grows.

Food cravings? Nothing in particular or really crazy. I eat a lot of sandwiches and subs these days but I also still love a sweet coffee treat pretty often.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Not at all, luckily. I think I’m definitely past that point now.

Have you started to show yet? Yes, the baby bump is out there for the world to see now. I appreciate being out of the awkward “is she pregnant or packing on some extra pounds?” stage.

Labor signs? Nope. Not ready to think about labor quite yet.

Belly button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or moody most of the time? The excitement of our baby having a little more of an identity now that we know the sex has me really happy these days!

Looking forward to? Getting the nursery together!

Any projects? Our biggest project was the mudroom and aside from cosmetic things like decor and making it look cute, it’s done. I’m really happy with the way it turned out and am glad to have some extra storage, plus it makes a nice addition to the house. I also had this idea to chalkboard paint one side of the cabinetry and I love it!


Question 21 — ASK ME SOMETHING!