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Week 21, Jan. 8 - Jan. 14

Thursday, January 8th
Just a quick note to say that it'll be much later today before I get an update on here about the doctor appointment. I'm going shopping for some nursery items afterwards. Stay tuned!

It's now almost 3pm. I'm finally home from shopping. I had to eat lunch before I updated the site. Visit the doctor update to see how the appointment went.

Did some shopping for the nursery. Got a couple of cute outfits for the baby, bedding for the bed, organizational things for the clothes, and got me some more maternity clothes. It's good to be home.

Baby Update: Over the next three days, the baby's legs will approach their final relative proportions. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph. D.

Friday, January 9th
Bought a mattress for the crib today. I think I'm done buying stuff for now. Need to save something for the baby shower. :)

Baby Update: The amniotic fluid is the perfect substance to support the baby's movement. The baby can move in any way its brain and muscles direct: spinning, jackknifing, turning, and somersaulting. The amniotic fluid keeps them buoyant, warm, and clean. It even gives them something to occasionally swallow so they can practice digesting and excreting waste. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph. D

Saturday, January 10th
We'll be out of town for the next few days, so I'll post the baby updates for the next few days. No heartbeat sound this week. :( I think I won't even take the doppler on the trip. I would only want to take it in the carry on but Isaac's not sure security would allow it. So I'll suffer for 4 days. At least I can feel her move every once in awhile... particularly at night. So long as I can feel her move once a day I'll be okay. A day early, here is Baby Center's take on 21 weeks.

Baby Update: [Ella's] legs have now approached their final relative proportions. [We'll] notice that when the baby is born, [her] arms and legs appear rather short. They'll get longer when [she] moves from crawling to walking. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph. D

Sunday, January 11th
We fly out to Vegas this morning at 10:35.
Forecast in Las Vegas: Sunny, high of 64 degrees. Seattle: Cloudy, 48. (I know, I'm mean. :>). Here's a fun link... maybe you'll see us on the webcam sometime. Imperial Palace webcams (we're staying here).

Baby Update: In about a week, lanugo will completely cover the baby's body, although it will be concentrated around the head, neck, and face. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph. D

Monday, January 12th
Las Vegas forecast: Sunny, 65 degrees. Seattle, Showers, 49.

Baby Update: [Ella's] heart is growing stronger and stronger. By this time, [her] heartbeat can be detected by a stethescope. If they forget to offer, [I] can ask if [I] can listen during the next prenatal visit. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph. D

Tuesday, January 13th
Las Vegas forecast: Sunny, 61 degrees. Seattle: Few Showers, 48.

Baby Update: [Ella's] arms and legs move with noticeably more force now as the muscles strengthen and the bones become stronger. [Her] sleep habits begin to appear - periods of drowsiness and sleep alternate with periods of activity. Sometimes the mother can detect and anticipate these cycles. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph. D

Wednesday, January 14th
We get back home at 10:45pm. Las Vegas Forecast: Mostly Sunny, 64 degrees. Seattle: Few Showers, 53.

Baby Update: Right now the baby looks like a miniature newborn. [Her] face looks peaceful with closed eyes, nostrils, and a nicely formed mouth. Every once in a while, her thumb or finger will slip into the mouth and [she] will practice sucking. - "The Pregnancy Journal" by A. Christine Harris, Ph. D

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