21 Weeks

Size of baby: 10 1/2 inches long (the length of a carrot) and a little over 14 ounces
Gender: GIRL!!! ♥  ♥  
Symptoms: Mild heartburn, backaches
Fetal Movements: My tiny baby is moving around so much lately, even during the day. I not only feel her moving, but I feel her rolling and shifting around. So crazy!

Cravings: Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Mexican Food

Aversions: Still the same. I also can’t stand the smell of Pot Roast anymore, which sucks because I used to loove it.

Best Moment This Week: Seeing my beautiful baby girl on the sonogram. It’s so crazy how deliberate and controlled her movements are. She had her little feet crossed “indian style,” she was making sucking/swallowing motions with her mouth, she was putting her little hand on her face and then punching mama’s uterus. I can’t wait to hold her and give her a million kisses.

What I Look Forward To: SHOPPING! We already started shopping a little but we’re trying to pace ourselves. I’ll post pictures of what we’ve bought so far later. I have already put tons of things on my Amazon and Target baby registries so we’re hesitant to buy too much stuff until after my baby shower in December. I’ve discovered that Roxy has the CUTEST baby girl clothes. This is going to be one spoiled baby girl!

Other interesting facts about this week: Although my baby is not considered to have reached the point of viability yet, the youngest premie to ever survive outside the womb, Amalia Taylor, was born at this stage in her development at 21 weeks and 6 days. She was 10 ounces (4 ounces less than what my baby is measuring right now) and 9.5 inches.

Words of Wisdom for the Week: Feeling my baby moving around nonstop and seeing her on the screen and finding out she’s a baby girl has made everything seem even more real. I can’t wait to meet her already!!! (I don’t know if these are “words of wisdom” but it’s what has been on my mind! heehee)

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