How far along: 21 weeks and 1 day today
Size of baby: The Little One is 7 inches long and the size of a large banana.
Total weight gain/loss: I lost a little bit of weight this week (probably due to the fact that I'm not nearly as hungry as I have been). So, taking that into account, I've gained 8 1/2 pounds so far.
Maternity clothes: Pre-pregnancy dresses, shirts, and one pair of jeans; maternity shirts and shorts
Gender: We're having a girl! It's so nice to finally be able to use those feminine pronouns. :)
Movement: We've felt sweet baby girl move lots this week. Last night, while we were praying and The Husband had his hand on my belly, she was kicking and moving up a storm. It was a really precious moment and one I won't forget any time soon.
Sleep: Sleep has become tricky lately. I am resting, but the last few days, I haven't been resting well, so I'm pretty exhausted throughout the day.
What I miss: The things being on "pelvic rest" prevents me from doing. :(
Cravings: Chocolate shakes. AND, I have been craving chips that are vinegar flavored like nobody's business. I have no idea why! My favorites are Sea Salt and Vinegar Pop Chips. A-mazing!
Symptoms: I had TWO spasm-free days this past week!! They were awesome days, and I'm hoping and praying there will be many more of those days to come. :)
Exercise: No trips to the gym this week. I have been stretching and trying to keep my muscles loose, but I can definitely tell flexibility-wise and strength-wise that I haven't done any actual exercise in a while.
Best moment this week: Oohh, I think it's gotta be a tie between (1) our Gender Reveal Party with all the excitement, generosity, and happiness that filled the atmosphere and (2) the times The Husband and I feel her move and kick together. Love it!
**Just for funsies, search for "17 weeks" in the search box, and you can see me wearing the same dress.**
That's a lot of growth in just four weeks! :)