Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Twenty-One Weeks

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I had an appointment today, so we got to see Libby again! And hear her heartbeat, which was a healthy 143 bpm. I also got a flu shot today too.

Me with our photo of Elizabeth Joan...we cannot wait to meet her!

Since I've taken the day off from work (to recover from my marathon in the UK last week!) we decided to go and look at two daycare centers near our home. The first was our first choice and we're happy with it and it has availability, so we're going to pay to hold a place for next Spring. They have small classes (3 infant to one adult for a maximum of 6 infants in the room) and offer part-time, which is all we need. And it's super affordable! So we're thrilled! Check that off the list!

Thanks to a great tip from Chocosaur, I've also ordered our Unbleached Indian Cotton Prefold Cloth Diapers and Thirsties Diaper Covers and they should arrive today. So we're pretty set there. Next on our list? We've got to get the car seat and bases, which we'll order next month. Whew! So much to do to get ready for our little bundle of joy! I hope I start to feel her kicks soon, my doctor said I have an anterior placenta, so it may be week 22 or later before I feel distinctive kicks. I hope to feel them soon!

According to BabyCenter, here's what's happening with our little girl this week:

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 comment:

  1. Oooh...hope you start feeling movement soon. It's so crazy! It never gets old. Except when she kicks your cervix. Not cool. Haha.