I'm avoiding doing work and am on the verge of falling asleep--by the sound of Peanut upstairs singing in her bed I know that she is no where close. So, I thought I would post update information regarding the development of Baby Langston and my ever expanding waist line.
No new specific cravings to report. There are days when I am hungry from the time I wake up until I go to bed and I think my body is starting to show that! Every now and then the thought of a some kind of food or another will grab hold and I indulge myself--Taco Bell the other day with Emily for example. I've felt like I have more energy and am trying to do more yoga. My patience seems to be wearing ever thinner and I think I'm going to make it part of a new year's resolution to try to be more mindful during the times when I feel like I'm going to lose it.
I am now feeling the baby moving off and on throughout the day. He's definately more active right after dinner and right before bed time. Swanny has even been able to feel him pushing on me and slugging me.
We're nearing the end of week 21 and Baby Langston weighs in at a whopping 10 1/2 ounces--jeez, he's not even a pound yet, which sure makes me think about the pounds I've put on to this point! He is somewhere bettween 6 and 7" long. I've read that he is swallowing amniotic fluid now, which brings him nutrients. Apparently now that his taste buds are mature he may be able to taste what he injests--hopefully he likes salsa since I haven't been able to stop thinking of Jardine's today. Amniotic fluid will help him gain some fat on his little bones! Within the next week his little ears will be fully able to hear sounds from the outside. I guess it's never too early for him to get accustomed to Peanut's singing and the dogs barking!
(Disclaimer--this is not Baby Langston, but an ultrasound picture of a 22 week gestation baby I lifted straight off of the iVillage Pregnancy Week-by-Week guide)
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