I’m sharing details of my pregnancy at 21 weeks. Enjoy this summary of 21 weeks pregnant with my weight gain, cravings, baby’s development and more!
How far along: 21 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain: 12lbs. It’s all in my belly, boobs, and butt – and I’m okay with that. =0)
Baby Size: Probably about 10 1/2 inches long, head to toe – just like a carrot.
Movement: More and more every day! Dance little girl – dance!
Clothes: I only want to wear form fitting clothes but that’s hard to do when most of the stuff in your closet is NOT form fitting. Or its just made for a girl without a belly.
Sleep: The tiny Queen that lives down the hall is currently in charge of my sleep – my pregnancy has nothing on Annabelle’s orders or demands.
Cravings/Aversions: Almond butter and strawberry preserves on toasted cinnamon raisin bagels OR Italian sliced bread. Italian food. I am back to despising seafood.
Symptoms at 21 Weeks Pregnant
My back issues are better and I haven’t been to the chiro in over a week! I stretch whenever I get the chance and think it helps a lot. Varicose veins – they are spreading down my thighs. I use Lemongrass and hope that it helps.
Heartburn – the only way I can avoid it is Peppermint oil! I swear the most random things give me a burn in my chest.
Thirst – I am always feeling parched. My brother and sister in law gave me an Infusion water bottle for my birthday that’s been a favorite this week. Fresh lemon water is so refreshing! Hair – the left side of my head is NOT curling like the right. If I let my hair air dry without any product, it only looks curly by the root and the rest is wavy. If I had the time I would straighten it every day. My 21 week lioness hair makes me cringe.
Exercise: My unlimited month at Flywheel is up tomorrow and I want to cry! I absolutely love how I feel after a class and the days following. I think I am going to buy more classes (even though they aren’t cheap) because it truly makes me feel amazing – and I see results! Hello muscles, I have missed you.
14 weeks to 21 weeks. What do you notice? First thing I see is that Momma’s booty is BACK! I’ve actually missed my derrière since she left after I had Annabelle. Granted I could fit into pants much easier beforehand, womanly curves are wonderful.
Mood: I posted all about the current mess of emotions I find myself tangled in each day. My mood swings are unbearable but I am actively working on managing them.
Miss Anything: I did miss wine for a little while… then I decided one glass a week won’t hurt. I savor my wine like its a liquid priceless gold.
Best Moment this week: The look on Annabelle’s face when she felt her baby sister kick for the first time – priceless joy and bewilderment. Her Daddy still hasn’t felt the new baby, but soon enough he will!
Wondering? Read about my pregnancy with Annabelle here – 21 weeks pregnant.