At 21 weeks baby girl is about 10 inches long, the approximate length of a carrot! And boy is she moving. This week was my birthday and I of course induldged in 1 (okay more than 1) piece of cake and I think it sent her into a tail spin. She was kicking me like crazy, which was absolutely AMAZING. It's gone from a little goldfish swimming around to a tiny little karate kid constantly karate chopping and high kicking inside of me! She is always the most active right after I eat and when I'm trying to get to sleep.
We are hoping that this little girl will end up with red curls just like her mommy, but the ultrasound couldn't tell us that! We have promised to not call her carrot top though!
We had our mid pregnancy doctor's appointment this week. Baby's heart beat was at 150bpm. The Dr. said that the ultrasound looked great, they could see all the organs and get all the measurements they needed to so we won't have to have another one :( unless something happens. The ultrasound did show that our little girl is growing right at the 50th percentile, which is right where the doctor likes to see babies.
In mommy news, my belly has definately become more noticeable and it's starting to get in the way. At work this week I noticed that I couldn't sit quite as close to my desk anymore. And sleeping has become very interesting, it's not so much the sleeping actually as it's the changing positions. It takes a lot of effort for me to turn from one side to the other (and I'm just over half way there, which means it's only going to get harder). The doctor said that I'm measuring at 21cm, which is perfect for being 21 weeks along! I've also got a lot of energy back. I feel so much better, not nearly as drowsy and no upset stomach... it's wonderful!
Other than that things are normal here. Just trying to get over the fact that in a little over 4 months we are going to be bringing home a baby girl. YIKES! We are both so overjoyed and thankful that God has blessed us with such a great responsibility.
Until next time...