Sunday, February 20, 2011

21 Weeks and Counting...

  • How far along: 21 Weeks
  • Total Weight Gained: 11 or 12 lbs 
  • Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants, regular pants with the belly band thing and regular shirts mostly. 
  • Sleep: Ok I just want way more! I started getting leg cramps in the middle of the nigt this week, which is always a blast. 
  • Best Moment of the Week(s): Finding out we are having a baby boy! And getting to share the news with our families face to face! 
  • Movement: I have been able to distinguish it a lot more this week. When I sit real still it feels like te baby is doing flips in my belly. It is a hard feeling to describe, but it is really cool. There is a kind of light pressure and then almost like a bubble popped it goes away. 
  • Food Cravings: Salmon
  • Food Aversions: None this week. 
  • Morning Sickness: Still none so I hope I am past that.  
  • Symptoms: Fatigue, hungry all the time, majorly short of breath all the time, leg cramps, have to pee all the time
  • What I miss: Energy!
  • What I'm looking forward to: Fixing up the nursery, registering, and Mr.Pate being able to feel the kicks! 
  • Other news: We started our Bradley classes last week and I can already tell I am going to learn a ton about this whole process. I ordered the fabric for our curtains in the nursery and I am super excited because I think it is so cute! I hope I still think that when it gets here. We went and got a bunch of paint swatches the other night so we could start looking at what color. We got blues, greens, yellows, and tans. Too many options! My friend Elizabeth brought up her maternity clothes for me to borrow yesterday and my mom went shopping and bought me a bunch of shirts and 2 pairs of pants too. Such a blessing! Thanks guys! Elizabeth also brought me a bunch of cloth diapers, but thats another post. 
  • Gender & Name: Griffin Alan Pate 

According to :  Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.


  1. I had my first leg cramp at 4 am Sunday morning! IT was AWFUL!!! I had to wake up the hubby to help stretch it out, then I was sore for 3 days...HOPE and PRAYING I don't get more of those.

    As far as movement, Elsie is ALL over the place. When I am sitting, she is so far up in my ribs that it hurts sometimes. I love knowing that she is moving, but I wish I could push her down a little and out of my ribs.

    CONGRATS on the boy!! Boys are just as fun as girls, I'm sure!

  2. Leg cramps are the worst things to wake up too ever! Hope you dont have anymore! How much longer do you have??