The 21 Week Update

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I've got nothing clever for a fun title this creativity is stuck a bit I guess as I am trying to work through a monstrous to-do list with seemingly no end in sight--why do I do this to myself?
**21 week picture taken by Candice during our Christmas
picture photoshoot this past weekend...

How far along? 21 weeks, 4 days…129 days to go!
Size of the bambino? She’s a banana this week—might explain the craving for one of my favorite fruits!
Maternity Clothes? Slowly, but surely…loving my new Gap jeans and corduroy pants—perfect for the fall months! And one of the Asos maternity dresses I ordered was a hit, and it's red--just perfect for the holidays!
Weight Gain? 14 pounds and counting…
Stretch Marks? Still smelling like a coconut
Gender? Sweet Caroline is a GIRL!
Movement? All the time now—it’s still crazy to think she is in my tummy just wiggling around at all hours of the day…and night!
Sleep? Poor Jeff said we need a king size bed now since I take up 2/3 of our current sleeping situation. I have to switch sides a lot during the night because I get so uncomfortable.
Food Cravings? Anything with bananas…we bought Blue Bell’s Banana Pudding ice cream at the grocery store and I am eating it like crazy! I'm also craving Apple Cider, which is perfect for this time of year.
What I Miss? A full night of sleep, endless amounts of caffeine, and reading something other than baby books {graphic and in-depth-yikes!}
Symptoms? Itchiness in the belly {I know, that means I am expanding}, retaining water, swollen fingers—please I don’t want to have to go wedding ring-less, and the belly button is inching out, though I hope it stays put!
Best Moment of the Week? Announcing her name publicly--and thanks to so many of you for your very sweet and thoughtful comments! It really means a lot!!

Now, it's on to nursery planning. The event I have been anxiously anticipating for 2 months finally starts tomorrow and we are going to order Caroline's furniture--look out for my inspiration post to come VERY soon and I promise to post progress pictures, too!


  1. Congrats! You look so great for 21 weeks! I hope when I have my first child I will look as great as you do!


  2. If I look half as good as you while pregnant I will be forever greatful! You look totally adorable! -Alyssa

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  4. You are glowing! I love the color of that dress on you! If I look half as good as you during pregnancy, I can't wait to be! he he :)

  5. Great photo! You have the cutest bump!

  6. You look absolutely beautiful!!! So happy for you all!!!

  7. Looking great! Can't wait to see what you have in mind for the nursery!

  8. you are so adorable! just radiant!

  9. what red dress did you get from asos?

  10. You look absolutely adorable!!

  11. Can't wait to see the nursery. It'll be gorgeous! And you look beautiful!

  12. First, GREAT picture of you! Second, don't you just love calling her by her name now? We called Avery our boys name until 21 weeks because we thought she was for sure a boy...poor girl :)

  13. Beautiful picture! You had a very talanted photographer. And (again) I love your outfit. You always dress so stylish.


  14. you look beautiful! love her name! :)

    can't wait to see nursery pictures!

  15. Even though I'm sure she'll still be called "little miss", it's wonderful hearing you call her Caroline! Such a sweet name :)

  16. girl you look so pretty. i am exactly 10 weeks behind you so i love looking at your posts and getting excited about what's next! congratulations on your baby girl! her name is so pretty! xoxo

  17. How cute are you preggers!!!!