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21 Weeks

11 April 2011

Baby's now the size of a banana!
Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion, and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. ((I realize that is totally disgusting, but I just copy exactly what they send me as a description, so there you have it. :)) And her womb is now stocked up with her lifetime supply of six million eggs (the number will drop to around one million by birth).

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 21 Weeks
Size of baby: Banana
Total Weight Gain: 10-11 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants, but other than that everything else is normal.
Gender: It's a baby GIRL!!!
Movement: I feel her more everyday!
Sleep: I think I'm just about used to sleeping on my side. It's definitely becoming more natural.
What I Miss
: Sleeping on my back...and it's becoming more uncomfortable to pick things up off the floor. :)
Cravings: Nothing really.
Symptoms: I still get tired, but overall I am feeling really good.
Best Moment this Week: I guess just feeling her move each day. It's a sweet little reminder that she's always with me.

So I thought I would explain something to yall. I told John the other day and he had no idea, I thought it might just be him, but then I mentioned it to my mom and she wasn't aware either. So...to clarify. When the size of the baby is mentioned up above, 10.5" this week, that is called a crown-to-rump measurement. That means that baby girl is actually bigger than that, when you account for her arms and legs....so her actual length is probably something like 14" or so. And, if you hadn't noticed this week was a big week for growth...last week we were at 6.5". Hello! And, let me tell you, I can tell. I meant to have John take a belly picture yesterday, but he was only home for a few hours and we forgot. I will definitely give you a picture next week...my belly has definitely grown. John mentioned it too, since I hadn't seen him in a week.

Today mom and I went on a short shopping trip and got Baby Girl some really cute smocked dresses. I totally love them. Her small clothing collection is growing. :)

I would like to wish a big Happy Birthday to my dad and to our brother-in-law, Jeremy! I hope that you two have had a fantastic birthday!! Today is a big day for birthdays, we have 2 in the family and I know of 4 other friends, and a friends' anniversary. (I do realize that many of you have had birthdays since I started this blog and I haven't mentioned them, my apologies. Dad and Jeremy got lucky cause they are a 2-for-1 special.)

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