{Pregnancy Update} 21 Weeks

How far along are you: 21 Weeks

How big is the baby: Baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot (source)

Baby’s Gender: Still a secret.  We actually go for our anatomical ultrasound tomorrow and I had a moment of weakness and told the husband I wanted to know but he convinced me it will be more fun to wait, so wait we will.


Baby’s Name: Status is still the same- 5 boy names and 5 girls. I actually haven’t even thought about names in weeks.

Weight Gained: Not sure. 11-14lbs, maybe?

Clothes:  Clothes are doing fine.  I actually just went through my closet (again) because we are headed south on vacation and I needed some non-winter clothes to wear.  I have a few non-maternity items that still fit so I only ended up picking up a two new tops.

How are you feeling: I’m feeling good. My hips are still sore after a nights sleep and I hear stretching before bed really helps so that is on my “to incorporate” list and we’ll see how it goes.

What do you miss: Running. Staying up later. Sleeping in past 4 or 5am.

Symptoms: Heart Burn. Pregnancy Acne <–this is annoying as well as this –> Pregnancy “glow” aka blotchy skin (not as glamourous as it sounds)

Cravings: Fresh Veggies and Fruit.

How are you sleeping: This week has been pretty bad.  Neil has been working crazy hours and so he is so over tired that when he finally comes to bed he a) wakes me up because pregnancy has made me a light sleeper and b) he is a mouth breather and it is at it’s worst when he is over tired.  I have ended up getting up and sleeping on the couch at times because his mouth breathing was driving me crazy.  Last night he was able to go to bed at a decent hour and I think we both slept better even though I still woke up at 4am.

Workouts: I really slacked this week.  I had one nice long walk with Neil and I went to pre-natal yoga (which I will do a separate post on soon), but otherwise that is it.  I have no excuses.  I was lazy this week and spent more time on the couch than I should have.  My workout week starts on Thursday so today I will be heading to pre-natal yoga and then next week I am planning on doing a lot of long walks, it will be so nice to not have to dodge ice on my walks! My goal is to do at least 2 long walks, 1 pre-natal yoga class or at home session and 1 of my pregnancy workout DVD’s (more on these another day) each week.

Next Midwife Appointment:  Tomorrow! We have our ultrasound and then midwife appointment and then we are off on vacation!

Babymoon: We are headed on our babymoon(ish) trip starting tomorrow.  We are off to Boston first where we are treating ourselves to Saturday afternoon massages.  Sunday we fly out to NC where my parents will pick us up and we will be heading to their condo in Myrtle Beach for the week.  It will be so nice to get away! I have been checking the weather everyday (anxious much?) and it looks like what was looking like a nice sunny vacation at the beginning of this week has turned into rain, booo! Oh well, at least we are getting away!


    • Yeah we are looking forward to the trip no matter what! high 50’s and 60’s works for us to even with the rain considering it’s been in the 20-30’s in Vermont this week!

  1. Myrtle Beach is in my corner of the world. It’s been great here weather-wise and hopefully it’ll be nice when you come down. Enjoy!

    As for sleep, sadly you have to get used to it. Sleep when you can now and definitely sleep when the baby sleeps once the wee one is born.

    • Yeah I’m doing okay with the sleep- I have been taking a nap in the afternoon when needed and average 6-8 hours a night (because I go to bed between 7:30-9pm haha). The sleep issue is the insomnia but I guess it’s just preparing me for when the baby comes!

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