Bumpdate: 21 Weeks

21 weeks pregnant          
How far along: 21 Weeks. 

Due Date: September 17

Gender: Boy!

Baby Size: This week he has grown to the size of a pomegranate. Weighing almost 1 pound. He is looking more human these days, with his facial features almost complete, although his eyes can’t open yet. He is also forming his unique toe and fingerprints.

Weight gain: I honestly haven’t weighed myself this week. After indulging in NYC I’m a little scared to, I’m guessing I’m up to around 13 pounds gained. 

Maternity clothes: Yep! Thank god the weather finally got nice and I can live in dresses. Now I’m facing the challenge of finding a maternity bathing suit or two. Any advice?

Movement: I can feel him now!!! It’s very subtle, but it’s there. It’s hard to describe but it feels like a swooshing feeling in my lower stomach area, almost like a wave rolling through. Other times it feels like I have butterflies in my belly. Very weird!

Best moment of the week: Girls’ trip to NYC! My parents got me tickets to see Wicked on broadway for my birthday. This past weekend my mom and one of our best friends shopped and dined in the city and saw the show. It was a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend as well. 

Looking forward to: Meeting our son!! I still have 18 weeks to go and I feel like I can’t wait that long!

Food cravings: Cheese, Smoothies, Cookies. 

What I miss: Working out. Drinking. Shopping for non maternity clothes. 

Mood: Happy and anxious! 

Symptoms: Allergies, tired, hungry, and still experiencing hip pain.

Nursery: Ryan put together the Ikea dresser we will also use as a changing table (and the drama that dresser brought is a post in itself)

Loving: Finally feeling the baby! Feeling good and enjoying the weather. I love thinking about enjoying the Spring next year as a family of three. 

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xoxo Katie

  • You look so great!! I was just talking about how much I miss shopping for normal clothes!! There are so many cute things out right now! Ohhh, IKEA furniture. We have a few stories about that as well!

    • kwalshmac

      I know, there are so many cute things out right now. I try not to torture myself but it’s hard not to look, especially when the selection of maternity clothes is SO boring. Good old Ikea….until this past week we’ve made it out unscathed with out any true horror stories. Last week there were lots of tears and yelling, good thing we can laugh about it now.

  • What a fun weekend in NYC! Wicked is amazing, isn’t it?! I’m so glad you are feeling him move now! I can’t wait to feel my little one move in there. I’m anxiously waiting. I’m also searching for a good maternity swimsuit. So far I haven’t had any luck! I did buy a cute non-maternity one piece from Target a couple of weeks ago for a lake trip (definitely didn’t feel comfortable in my normal bikinis!). I just sized up and it worked just fine!

    • kwalshmac

      It was a great weekend and I tried to soak up as much as I could since I probably won’t be doing any weekend in NYC for the next year or so! Wicked was really amazing, I’m a big Broadway fan but usually see more darker shows, so it was really fun to see something fun and uplifting. I’m so bored with all maternity clothes, yes it’s comfy, but oh so frumpy and boring. I ordered two maternity tankinis and a one-piece in the mail, so we shall see how the fit/make me feel. Glad you found something that works for you, at least temporarily!

  • I’m so happy you can feel him now! You will never want to not feel that feeling again. Sometimes I feel it now, as crazy as that sounds, and it just makes me want another pregnancy so much sooner than our plan. LOL!

    • kwalshmac

      Haha, that’s too funny! I’m getting used to his cycles and am looking forward to when it feels more like kicks rather than just the swooshing, fluttering feeling. It still makes me stop in my tracks and just focus on the feeling for a minute or so. Weird but cool!

  • Looking great! I always think it would be fun to be pregnant in the warm weather because it’s a great excuse to buy and wear dresses!

    • kwalshmac

      Awe thanks. I am glad to be preggo in the summer as oppsosed to winter (I can’t imagine having to buy a new winter coat, sweaters, and be under all that extra bulk). I just wish there were some cuter maternity options all around!

  • So crazy that you can feel him moving around in there!

    • kwalshmac

      Crazy is right! It makes me so much more aware that there IS something living inside of me. I hope it’s a baby 😉

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