Our Five Ring Circus: 21 Weeks

Monday, March 28, 2011

21 Weeks

DATE: March 28, 2011

How far along:
21 weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
All loss so far.

How big is baby? Nugget weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is 10 1/2 inches long.

How baby is growing: Nugget's fluttering movements have turned into full-fledged kicks and nudges (a few weeks ago). His/Her eyebrows and lids are present now. babycenter.com

Maternity Clothes: My regular clothes are still loose.

Sleep: I've had a few bouts of insomnia, but for the most part, I'm sleeping well!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Finding out that my thyroid is completely normal, feeling Nugget flip around and kick, and buying an activity gym for my little baby!

: The kicks are getting much stronger and more frequent. Nugget is a busy, strong baby!

Food Cravings: None, but when I do eat, I want anything sweet!

Food Aversions:
My list of food aversions is constantly growing. Added to the list this week: peach yogurt and swiss cheese.

Morning Sickness:
I still can't make it through my day without Zofran. I joke that Nugget is going to be born addicted to Zofran and the tylenol I have to take to combat the Zofran-induced headaches! That's the bad news. The good news? I'm not throwing up every meal anymore!

We didn't find out! Our baby has been named since December, although according to Dylan, it will be Bruce Wayne or Peter Parker if it's a boy!

Nausea morning to night, gagging, vomiting, headaches, breakouts, constipation, and round ligament pain. The braxton hicks contractions are getting more intense and frequent. That's normal for this point in my pregnancy, but the intensity of them worries me a bit.

Exercise: Getting moderate exercise 4-5 days a week on the treadmill. I keep up with it, because it makes me feel better, despite the all day sickness. I also have a bigger appetite on the days I get exercise.

What I miss:
Being nausea and headache free!

What I'm looking forward to:
Seeing my baby bump!

21 Week Picture:

I swear, there is a growing baby in there! Nugget actually moved up from laying against my cervix on Saturday morning, so I had a little bump, but apparently, he/she decided to move again!



  1. I want to see that baby bump!! :) Glad things are looking up for you though!

  2. You still look great. You'd never know you weren't feeling good. 21 weeks already? Oh wow. it's going to fly by from here on out.

  3. Glad you are feeling a tiny bit better! I can't help but wonder where that baby is hiding... I am only 17 weeks and am already huge :(

  4. Yay for a break from the constant sickness. You are just glowing!

  5. I'm thinking if I could look like you at 21 weeks, I'll have a third baby too??! YOU LOOK GREAT despite feeling YUCKY all the time!

  6. glad you are feeling better, you look great!!

  7. The baby is going to pop soon. You can tell. You definitely don't have a bump, but your belly has come forward a bit. At any rate, you look lovely as always!!

  8. Glad things are going well! You look great!!

  9. I love Dylan's names - ha! You look great!

  10. You look so super great! Glad you are not throwing up as much. Can't wait to see that bump! :)

  11. That baby really knows how to hide lol. Not sure if I see this bump your talking about just yet. You do look amazing though.

  12. 21 weeks and you are still sexy as ever :) hoping for a little weight gain. sorry for the late visit sissy! hope you are having a great week!


  13. You look fabulous and that bump will just appear one day out of no where! Before we know it Charlotte and Nugget will be everywhere :)

  14. I had that ligament pain with my second and it felt like razor blades. I hated that.

    You sure look adorable!

  15. Wow....Still no weight gain!!

    Glad to hear that everything is goig well. LOVE that the gender is a surpise. How exciting!!

  16. I am amazed at how quickly the babies develop - eyelids and lashes already! Your symptoms sound absolutely horrible. The gagging would freak me out. You are a strong woman!

  17. Doesn't that list of symptoms seem to get longer and longer the further along in the pregnancy? :)

    I'm glad you're not throwing up as much anymore. Hopefully soon you'll start feeling much better.

    P.S. I love the names Dylan has picked out haha.


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