How far along: 21 weeks and the size of a carrot – about 10.5 inches long and 12.7 ounces.
Gender: It’s a GIRL! It’s so funny, but the past week or two I was just feeling absolutely positive that it was a girl – there was no doubt in my mind. I didn’t want to say that out loud in case I was wrong, but I would have been shocked if it was a boy. I just knew! We are so very thrilled, and I already feel more connected with her just knowing the baby is a “she”. We didn’t actually find out the news at our ultrasound appointment (yes, that was almost impossible to resist!). Instead, we had the technician put the surprise in an envelope, and we had some fun with a gender reveal photo shoot that evening. My friends Carson and Melissa were given the envelope and helped set everything up before Melissa took the pictures of us finding out the exciting news! We had a blast, and I’m so glad that we will have these pictures to treasure for years to come. Thanks so much, Melissa!!
Maternity clothes: YES. I need to go shopping asap because I am quickly outgrowing everything in my closet. Still on the hunt for some work clothes to get me through the next few months.
Belly button in or out: In.. barely.
Sleep: Still good.
Best moment this week: Obviously, seeing baby girl and finding out the gender was the best!! Also, spending the long weekend at the beach with our good friends Rhett and Katie. We had so much fun, and it was nice to just relax for a few days and enjoy the sand and salty air – my happy place!
Miss anything: Not having to use the restroom at least every hour. It was not a fun car ride home today!
Movement: Still lots of flutters all the time. At the ultrasound Baby Girl was moving all over the place which was so cool to watch! I thought that’s what was going on from what I feel every day, but it was neat to see her actually moving about. She was waving her arms and wiggling all over the place. The technician asked if I had just has some chocolate since she was going nuts, and I had to confess I had just consumed a (virgin) margarita at work during a Mexican fiesta lunch we had for a coworker. I guess that sugar really got her going!
Cravings: Cantaloupe!, strawberries, chocolate, jalepenos.
Baby Purchases/Gifts: Rhett and Katie gave us a sweet gift before our beach trip – an adorable elephant “lovie” security blanket, “It’s a Girl” pin with a Georgia “G”, and a sweet book – so thoughtful!
Looking forward to: A short week at work and spending this weekend with my mom and Andy!
Here are some photos from our gender reveal photo shoot – Enjoy!
Baby GIRL Mully!!!