Aug 20, 2018

Bump to Baby: 21 Weeks

You are about 10.5 inches long and weigh about 12 ounces, which puts you at about the size of a large carrot. This week your digestive system is hard at work getting ready to function once you are out into the world. Your reproductive system is formed now as well, which means you can more easily see if you are a boy or girl. But of course we already know that. Your arms and legs are proportion with your body which means you are doing a lot of moving and a lot more coordinated movements. Of course with all the moving you are, you are also sleeping as much as a newborn would at about 12-14 hours a day. Because you are now swallowing amniotic fluid which means you can taste whatever I'm eating with your taste buds developing.

This was a crazy week. The crankiness has subsided slightly but the anxiety has kicked up. But that's what happened when you send your oldest to kindergarten. You and me, however, have had a heck of a week getting used to getting up early in the morning. You, however, have gone over and above by getting me up 3-4 times a night for me to go pee. It's starting to get exhausting but I know I still have months of middle of the night bathroom trips before you arrive. You have been doing a lot of moving around, although you gave me a scare of a couple days by not doing a lot of moving around during the day. Your dad however reassured me that you were definitely kicking because he could feel you once I fell asleep at night. I have been hungrier lately although I am still struggling a bit trying to figure out what to eat. But at least things are getting better in regards to food even if I have no idea what I want to eat most of the time.

Taking kids to appointments are never a fun task. It doesn't matter if it is their appointment or one for yourself. It turns out that no matter how quick OB appointments are, they are no more fun to take kids to. I have previously done the whole take a kid to OB appointments thing when I was pregnant with Connor but now I have two kids to tote around with me. I think easily the worst part is the fact that every appointment you have to pee in a cup and that bathroom is just not very big and they usually have a running commentary. Otherwise I have learned that it actually isn't too bad. The appointments are pretty short and my OB is also my regular doctor and the kids' doctor as well which means they are comfortable there and the office is comfortable with kids around. Now that Addison is back in school I only have one kid to take with me to these appointment which makes it a little easier especially as I get bigger. It could definitely be worst. Luckily I have pretty easy kids who don't mind tagging along since there's usually a sucker at the end of it.

(Sunday, August 12 - Saturday, August 18)

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