I am mentally preparing myself that it's going to be a boy. It's not that I will be upset if it's a boy, but from the beginning I was kind of hoping 'girl'. I don't have any brothers, my sister has two little girls, and I just know nothing about little boys. Not that I really know anything about babies in general so really I am screwed either way!
Obviously the most important part about tomorrow will be finding out that Baby W is healthy and growing properly. Every time someone asks J what he is hoping for he says "I don't care - just a healthy baby". Awwww - that's why I love him so much :)
Anyway - here is this week's check-in:
How far along? 21w1d - baby is the size of a banana. 10.5 inches long now. I think this is the week they start measuring from head to toe instead of just to the butt.
Weight gain/loss: +12.5 lbs. Not too shabby for having gorged on Thanksgiving. The 5K race that morning may have helped :)
Maternity Clothes: I gave in and wore a pair of maternity pants to work last Wednesday, but that's it so far. I'm back in regular clothes for now. I started looking at maternity jeans in preparation for when mine no longer fit comfortably, but I haven't bought any. I hate to spend a ton of money on something I'll only wear for a short time and most of the cheaper ones I've found look hideous. Not sure what to do yet.
Symptoms: My colon sucks and I have periodic back pain, but that's about it for right now.
Gender: We'll know tomorrow!!
Sleep? I'm sleeping ok even with this hacking cough. Getting up once a night to pee.
Best moment this week? Deciding on a crib and FINALLY feeling some movement!
Movement: YES! I finally felt some thumps. It really depends on how I'm sitting and it's mostly when I am laying down, but I am fairly positive I am finally feeling this little bugger move.
Food cravings/aversions: Nothing really.
Belly button in or out? Still in and hoping it stays.
What I miss? Not feeling so poofy. This is the heaviest I have ever been in my life and it is really taking some getting used to.
What I am looking forward to? Tomorrow's anatomy scan. I'm very excited to see the baby again, find out if we're having a son or daughter, and making sure that s/he is healthy.
Milestones: No real milestones this week - hit the 21 week mark, that's about it.
What I'm nervous about: Nervous about tomorrow's scan. I'm always nervous before the appointments, though, so that's nothing new.
And here is my 21 week bump:
Sorry for the blurriness - my camera sucks