Monday, April 4, 2011

21 Weeks

How Far Along: 21 Weeks

Size of Baby: Baby #3 weighs about 3/4 a pound and is the length of a carrot, about 10 1/2 inches long.

Total Weight Gain: Still at 7 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: My pants are really starting to hurt when I lately I am sticking to work out pants as much as I can. I really don't want to buy maternity jeans because I know I won't wear them this summer. So I have done the rubber band trick to keep the pants together....ridiculous. I know.

Gender: Still really feeling Boy. I told Zach that we are not changing the names anymore! No matter what! I LOVE both names SOOOOO much! I can't wait to see who will be joining our family and of course, to call them by their name!

Movement: Tons of movement from this little one. It has started to a certain times every day. The baby always kicks after I eat and at night. The baby right now is very low which is great because I can still breathe!

Sleep: Great sleep! Zoe has been sleeping in later and later. Amazing! Saturday, she slept until 9:30. Thank you, Zoe! I have so much more energy getting great sleep, even on the nights I work until 2am.

Cravings: I have been loving Butterfinger Crisps. Not sure why...but every time I see them, I want it! My weekly Chipotle was amazing, as always!

Symptoms: I am running to the bathroom more as the baby gets bigger...and I am trying to drink more water which doesn't help. Still very vivid dreams. My tummy is getting bigger and tighter. Other than that...everything is pretty low key.

Best Moment of the Week: This doesn't really have to do with Baby. This week we paid off my car!!!! Our goal was to have it paid off by August...and we did it, with 4 months to spare. We are one step closer to being debt free and it feels so good. Having less debt is going to be so nice once our Baby #3 does arrive though. Money can bring so much stress to the home and having as little stress as possible is going to be great! We have loved living credit card free and within our means! There is so little stress living this way!

And I found Zoe's bedding for her Big Girl Room. Of course, I search and search, but I always end up at the same place....Pottery Barn. It never fails. I hope in the next couple weeks I will be able to head to a Pottery Barn Kids and pick up her comforters and curtains...then paint...then accessorize and I will be able to show off the final product! But looking at our progress on the bathroom, still no paint, this could be a longer process than I would hope. And our bedroom is a whole other story....I am not sure we will ever have a "grown up" bedroom!


Candace said...

I'm so glad everything is going so well! It is hard to believe you are on the downhill stretch too. Time flies!

Yay for getting the car paid off! We paid off J's truck before we bought my new car, and it was a feeling of great accomplishment! I wish my car wasn't in such bad shape so we could've been without a payment!

Good luck decorating Zoe's room! I'm still not done with Addison's - it has been MONTHS! I'm just slowly collecting things, and we have a bookcase at my mom's that we still haven't brought down. We'll get there someday!

Candace said...

I totally just wrote a small novel..

Marden Family said...

Good for ya'll for paying off your car! We're trying to get ours paid off as well before our little one is due in September. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the big girl room- I've been working on one too and I need to get my act together!

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Lakyaan said...

Good luck and pray for u...if was not your article, I never know the 21 weeks baby looks like!