Monday, July 11, 2011

Baby Love: 21 wks

Pregnancy Highlights:

Due Date:  11/18/11
Gestational Age:  21 3/7 wks
The girls I work with told me I need to start taking belly shots, so here is the first one.  Notice the pink pajama shorts and washed face?  I'm always exhausted when I get home from work, so the first thing I do is change into comfy sleepwear and wash my face, so all I have to do is brush my teeth before I go to bed.  I think my chest is growing more than my belly.  
Little man was not cooperative today.  He had his hands in his mouth and feet up around his head.  See the foot and hand at the top?
Then little man was letting us know that we were giving him a headache. 

Size of baby:  length of a carrot- weighed 15 ounces today
 Morning sickness: Thankfully most of my nausea is gone.  Big Praise!!
 Total weight gain/loss: Still minus 5 pounds - good news is that I have gained 5 pounds over the past 5 wks.  I am definitely doing better about eating, but can tell that my stomach has shrunk.  I'm still eating less than what I was before I was pregnant. 
Maternity Clothes:  I'm on the border of needing them.  I have a few clothes that don't fit, but thankfully most items are still okay.  I wear scrubs to work and they fit just fine so far.  In the evenings I usually wear comfy clothes and they still fit, and then on the weekends I usually wear summer dresses and they definitely still fit.    
Gender:  Boy!  We're still trying to decide on a name.
Highlights of the week:  1.  Little man is moving so...much!  I love feeling him kick and squirm.  2.  Last week both of our moms gave us bags of clothes and baby items.  It was so sweet of them.  Little man is already getting spoiled by the grandmas.  3.  I'm excited that I have a plan for the nursery, which I'm starting to get anxious to start working on.  4.  I watched Brian play with a 4 year old boy for an hour and have a blast - he's going to make a great dad and have so much fun with a boy.  Made my heart smile.
Lowlight of week:  I'm still not feeling great/back to my old self.  I keep hoping the 2nd trimester fun will begin.  I still have a lot of exhaustion and heartburn, and still occas nausea.
~How has Michelle Duggar carried 19 kids?

 "What does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD's commands and decree."  Deuteronomy 10:12-13 --One of my prayers for little man


  1. Yes, belly shots are a must! You look wonderful and my nausea is back again too, so I know how you feel as well! I hope it gets better for you and I cannot wait to hear the name that you and your Husband pick out!

  2. You look AMAZING Ashley! So excited to see you on Wednesday!
    xo, Julia

  3. How cute are you--girl! You will love looking back at your sweet belly shots! This time will pass so quickly!


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