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Week 21

by Christa on July 2, 2013

in Baby Gins,Pregnancy

No grey-shirted bump pics this week, but we happened to get a couple on a hike in Costa Rica!


The baby is the size of a carrot. That’s kinda weird but ok.

Total Weight Gain: As of today, seven pounds. I realize that’s not much for being over halfway through the pregnancy, but I just reason that it’s not like I’m dieting. I got dessert several times on vacation – I love sweets! And eat all the time. But I’m just staying active.

Weekly Workouts: The only workout I can remember before leaving for vacay (we just got home from Costa Rica!) is going on a long walk with Shea. But there was lots of hiking to be done in CR; it was quite the workout.

Maternity Clothes: Chillin in my new digs. Wore a couple of the Gap dresses on vacation.

Sleep: Got plenty in Costa Rica! Much needed.

Best Moment of the Week: Shane got to feel our baby girl kick! It’s so fun to feel it from the outside now. He accused me of doing it when he first felt it – um no, I do not have that capability.

Food cravings: Sweets!

Food aversions: None that I can think of. Although I broke my streak last Monday and finally threw up….gross. I don’t think she liked Thai food very much – I had a 24-hour bug.

Symptoms: My skin is pretty bad this week. Sweat plus sunscreen plus hormones…awesome.

Movement: Kicks and punches!

“About 7 inches in length and almost 11oz (ours is 11oz!) in weight, your baby is about the size of a large banana (or a carrot). Your baby swallows at least several ounces of amniotic fluid each day – not only for hydration and nutrition, but also to practice swallowing and digesting – skills your baby will need as soon as she arrives in your arms. And keep this in mind: the taste of the amniotic fluid differs from day to day depending on what you’ve eaten. And that smorgasbord of tastes won’t be lost on your baby. That’s because your little one has very developed taste buds already. In fact, researchers have noted that babies who were exposed to certain tastes in utero were more eager to eat foods with that same taste after birth. Want your baby to eat her broccoli later? Eat yours now!

Your developing baby still has a great deal of room in your womb – though like anyone who lives in one space for a long time, this tenant will soon begin to feel cramped. Until those walls start closing in, however, there’s still plenty of space for twisting, turning, and even the occasional somersault!

With all that belly dancing going on, it’s hard to believe your baby gets any sleep at all. But believe it or not, your fetus sleeps as much as a newborn, perhaps 12 to 14 hours per day.” – What to Expect (

Gender: Team Pink!

What I’m Looking Forward To: My sister and her boyfriend are coming to visit for the 4th!

What I Miss: Just having my body to myself – being able to run fast (or zip line if I want to), not worrying about cheese or fish, etc. It’s weird.

Next Appointment: July 10th

Estimated due date is November 11th, 2013!


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