My Pregnancy Journal: Week 21 {Gender Unveiling}

I actually had to go to the calendar before writing this post to make sure I knew which week I was on… That is one of the many differences between your first baby and all the rest! 🙂

So this week I am in week 21 of my pregnancy (for real; I checked)! I can hardly believe how fast this one is just flying by! I am over the half-way mark now and hopefully it will continue to go by quickly so I can hold my little one soon…

I know that I already announced on my Facebook page but I will finally get around to announcing the gender of Babe #3 today on here!

Are you ready…..?


I am SO excited to find out that we will be adding some pink, bows and frills to this very boy-ish home of ours! 🙂

We are still thinking of names.. So no updates there.. We are still mulling a few over and it’s the same ‘ol thing; hubby likes names that I don’t and I like names but then he says no. It’s a round and around journey that will hopefully end soon so baby girl can have a name!

There aren’t really any other updates either. I still have yet to gain a pound (yes, I am eating properly and no, please don’t hate me!).. I know that I will probably just gain all the weight at the end. Ha

So here’s this week’s update from The Bump:

Pressure’s on. Have you found the perfect baby name yet? It seems like parents-to-be either come up with baby’s name quickly and easily, or agonize over it all the way up until the birth. Either way, once you find one that seems perfect, you’ll probably think it’s even more perfect once you get to know (and fall in love with) the little bundle of joy who’ll go by it. At 21 weeks, not only are you likely to be looking anywhere and everywhere for baby name ideas, but you might be getting a sneak preview of some third trimester symptoms, such as leaky boobs, Braxton Hicks contractions and heartburn. While your body preps for baby’s arrival, you’re probably hard at work getting your home ready too. Of course, things like baby bouncers and changing table pads can be tough to choose from, but try not to stress. Baby won’t care if you pick out a playard that clashes with the area rug.

Your baby’s the size of a banana!
At 10.5 inches and about 12.2 ounces, she’s big enough now that you’ve probably been feeling her movements.
Your baby at 21 weeks
  • As her digestive system preps for the outside world, she’s manufacturing meconium — the tarry black substance you’ll find in her first dirty diaper (ew)!
  • If it’s a girl, she’s already got a lifetime’s supply of eggs in her womb — about six million of them!


I promise to let you all know when we figure out a name! 🙂 I think that’ll be the next big update to give you all!

Until next week, don’t forget to head on over to Happenings of the Harper Household for some more Pregnancy Linky posts!


  1. Congratulations Jessica! 2 boys and then a girl is awesome! Trust me you are going to LOVE your girl!! I know I’m completely obsessed with mine. 🙂

  2. Ashley Reynolds says:

    Awwwww, congrats on your little girl!!! So exciting!

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