Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bump Watch: 21 Weeks

Sorry for the delay on this week's bump watch! We did take the photo on Wednesday (at 21 weeks, 3 days), but it's been such a hectic week, what with the beginning of the school year and all, so I'm just now getting caught up on blog posting.

So for those of you who've been waiting with bated breath, here's the 21-week bump photo!

Um, please excuse the stack of collapsed boxes... Our goal is to finally, finally finish unpacking this weekend.

It's also the return of the green t-shirt, last seen at 18 weeks! I think you can see a difference in the fullness of the baby bump since then... Make this hopeful pregnant lady's day and tell her that she definitely looks pregnant now! :)

And, of course, the weekly pearls of wisdom from --
Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.
We're definitely starting to move into the "full-fledged kicks and nudges" now -- no more questioning whether a particular weird sensation was the baby or just indigestion! And his movements are getting strong and regular enough for me to have enough time to tell David about them and have him feel the kicks from the outside! Each little baby kick is exciting enough to make me totally cool with the fact that our little one seems to have decided that my bladder is the most fun punching bag ever...

I know I say this every week, but pregnancy really is such a thrilling experience. And it's so exciting to get to know our little son a bit better every week, as he grows larger and stronger!


Ivy Mom said...

(get ready for day to be made) MOST CERTAINLY look pregnant! And cute pregnant to boot!

I won't soon forget those bladder kicks either :).

Emily said...

You definitely do look pregnant - and no need to beg for confirmation! :) Tried to call you today but it went straight to voice mail. Let's catch up soon!