Thursday, September 7, 2017

21 Weeks Pregnant

Today i went to my regular doctors appointment. My original doctor Adams is back. He's been my doctor well over 10 years now. My next appointment is in 4 weeks, at which time i will be doing my glucose test which tests for gestational diabetes, i think. Today, I weighed in @ 201.8 lbs. The test results came back that tests for genetic disorders and abnormalities and they were negative! We're having a healthy baby!!! The baby has been moving more frequently and the kicks, punches, and twirls have gotten stronger! Tomorrow i go in for my second ultrasound, and will finally know the gender of the baby! :)


Healthcare professionals will now liken your baby to a carrot or banana when giving you an indication of size. 10.5 inches is about average, and about 12.5 ounces. He or she has certainly done a lot of growing lately, but there's still much more to come.
This week, your baby's taste buds start to develop, and your baby can taste while in the womb! Much like how our diets influence bodily secretions (I'll say no more...!), what we eat can also change the taste of amniotic fluid. That may seem strange, but what's even more bizarre is that research has found a link between the taste experienced in utero and the dietary preferences of not only babies and toddlers but adults too!
With the rising obesity crisis, researchers are now suggesting that antenatal diet can help keep the new generations fit and healthy, and are starting to use the concept at motivation for Moms-to-be to eat well during their pregnancies.
Your baby will most likely have its own little routine now, consisting of sleep and play times. You may notice your baby is an early riser, waking you up in the mornings with a gymnastics display, and you might notice them have a little nap after lunch. Your baby is likely to continue with this routine after the birth, so if you've got a night owl on your hands you may want to make the most of your sleep now while you've got the chance!

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