I’m 21 weeks today! The baby is about the size of a carrot. Not sure on his weight since he was larger last week than the estimates for 20 weeks online say, but he should be about 10.5 inches long.
It was a very big week since we finally confirmed that Baby C is a boy! I have been telling everyone since I was just a few weeks along that I had a gut feeling he was a boy, but no one believed me! I have NO idea where that feeling came from, just that I knew in my gut that he was a boy. I’ve read that mother’s intuition when it comes to gender is about 70% correct, so I was not surprised one bit when the tech said “there’s your boy!”
I’ve been feeling pretty good, just tired and still having the bad back pain. I wear my maternity belt to work which helps a bit. I also got my huge body pillow which was even larger than expected. I’ve tried sleeping with it but can’t seem to get comfortable. I do, however, use it when I’m lying in bed at night reading and it’s been very comfortable on my back.
Now that the big secret is out, we’ve been able to refer to our child as “him” or “Caleb” now which is much nicer than “it!” I bought a few things for him online the week we found out including Converse booties, a Puma sweatsuit, and a couple of crocheted outfits for his newborn portraits, including a cowboy baby outfit that I’m obsessed with. I just can’t even take it, OMG.
I also hit up the Goodwill with my mother on Sunday (the day after the big reveal) and stocked up on a bunch of cheap baby outfits for him. When they’re that small, they really only fit into an outfit a couple of times before outgrowing it so I’d much rather spend just a couple bucks on each outfit. We got some good finds. I need to wash all those outfits though with the baby detergent I bought still, so maybe I will post my Goodwill haul pictures next week.
For now, here are some of the online purchases I made, as well as some cute baby boy clothes hanging in his closet. 🙂
We also finally got his room carpeted. A few months back, we added a ceiling fan and light, and were just waiting on the carpeting to be put in. Now that it’s in, we can finally start putting together some of his furniture. We chose his nursery theme this weekend too, and my mother ordered the set for us online. Once that arrives, we will paint and decorate, so pictures are forthcoming! I love the theme and can’t wait to show you what we chose!
Well that’s all I’ve got for now! Did you go out and buy things for your baby as soon as you found out the gender too? If you’re not a mom yet, do you think you would?