How far along: 21 weeks
Baby size: Banana (average size is 10.5 inches long and between 12.5 and 13 ounces)
Total weight gain/loss: I think I am up about 8 pounds at this point.
Sleep: Still pretty good. I am waking up randomly at times during the night now and feel like I won't be able to go back to sleep...but so far I have been able to!
Movement: She's been really busy again this week! I am starting to feel her at all times of the day...she's really active both in the morning and at night. I also feel her when I wake up in the middle of the night.
Sitting by the pool on Thursday, I noticed I was feeling really strong movements. I looked down and could see my belly moving in various places. At times it would be as if a little bubble was at the surface and then at other times whole sections of my stomach would pop out. So funny! Justin was able to see it later that night when we were in bed.
Yesterday morning was the same thing...as my dear friend Page has said before...it's as if a fireworks show is going off in your belly! SO much fun! :)
Food cravings/aversions: The Dr. Pepper craving it still pretty strong...but I am back to sometimes feeling a sugar overload with some foods. Our dear friends from Texas shipped me an entire 12-pack of caffeine free regular Dr. Pepper earlier this week!! What a fun and thoughtful surprise! (Thanks again, Amy!! Y'all are too sweet!) I'm also loving salad, cold sandwiches, peaches, and anything "fresh" and cold tasting right now! I'm still not wanting red meat hardly at all. Chicken and turkey are about the only meats I want to eat.
Pregnancy Symptoms: Oh the heartburn and acid reflux has started! TUMS are a must at various times throughout the day! I also feel gobs of pressure under my chest at various times during the day (mainly after I eat). I also have round ligament pains if I get up from sitting too fast. And getting up and bending over is starting to feel uncomfortable at times. STILL...nothing to complain about! God has been so, so good to me!
What I miss: Nothing really. I guess still being able to wear and fit in my normal clothing. And bathing suit season...that's been
What I'm looking forward to: Holding her in my arms! Getting the nursery and our registry completed.
Milestones: Her bones have continued to develop this week. And it's crazy, but since she's a baby girl, she has her lifetime supply of eggs now at this point. Wow.
Best moment this week: Starting to see her move and react to our voices at times. Starting our registry was also very fun!
Moments with Justin: We had a great date night Thursday night...Qdoba (both of us were craving it), starting our registry at Target, and then a late-night stop by Sonic for cream slushes! It was so fun to register with Justin...he's so laid-back and silly acting which made something that could become stressful not stressful at all! We had so much fun scanning and picking things out (mainly what we had already researched and gotten advice about). What's funny to me is that I keep leaning toward gender-neutral items (even though the pink is so tempting) so that we can use most of these items with a boy if we have one down the road. However, Justin wants his girl to have girl stuff. The more pink, purple, and girly, the better for him. It's so sweet.
It was also a great moment on Thursday night when Justin talked to Adeline and we saw her move against my belly. His reaction was priceless.