My Pregnancy Week 21

Pregnancy Week 21

Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. He now measures approximately 7 inches long, and can weigh up to 13 ounces. In the coming weeks, your baby will continue to grow and mature at a fast rate. The hair on his scalp is more visible, and by week 21 he has probably developed eyelashes and eyebrows!

She is waking and sleeping in regular intervals, which you may be able to tell from her movements. She is also swallowing amniotic fluid to help her digestive system mature for life in the “outside world.” Her intestines also start slowly relaxing and contracting this week.

Notice any small, repetitive movements in your abdomen? It may be his first case of the hiccups! Usually, these movements occur for a few minutes at a time. As your baby grows larger, these movements will feel stronger. And remember, all babies are different; some hiccup multiple times a day, while others will do it only once in awhile.

If you are having multiples, the babies are kicking each other as they move around, but don’t worry! They are well protected by the membrane separating them, which is very elastic.

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  1. Avatar of ToBeMom ToBeMom says:

    At 21 weeks, the baby kicks/hiccups a LOT! My husband can feel her too when he puts his hand on my belly!
    On the flip side, i developed a bad cough a couple of days ago and havent taken any medicines. Managing with gargles and halls. Haven ob/gyn appointment tomorrow and hope the doc confirms there is no harm to the baby because of all the coughing.

  2. Avatar of LaraPineda LaraPineda says:

    Well I am nervous my baby don’t move very much should I worry?

  3. I don’t know what to do I haven’t seen a doctor yet and I’m 20 weeks!!! I’m waiting for my insurance card to come through the mail but it’s taking forever ugh… No doctor will see me untill I have the card even though I provided them with the billing number…please pray for me people…feeling frustrated and worried about how my baby’s doing…:(

  4. Avatar of Andrea Andrea says:

    Felling excited,hoping for my lil girl that way I can have my pair.Well they gave me tha same due date as my older son.So have to plan tha baby shower nd his 4yrs.old BDay so lost dnt knw what to do. =-O

    • Avatar of Savanna Savanna says:

      Plan the bday a week before and your baby shower a month before so he can still feel that special feeling for his bday and you can get the shower done and over with n be more prepared for the newborn w out feeling pressured and rushed

  5. i cant wait to meet my little boy! hes moving around and kicking so much!! its so sweet watching him respond to his daddy talking!

  6. Avatar of Ally Ally says:

    My little one keeps me up all night kicking mommy in the ribs! She’s a little scrapper!

  7. Avatar of deborah deborah says:

    Iam 21 weeks pregnant,baby is moving around pretty good. I am happy.

  8. Avatar of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    I am 21 weeks today and this little boy is moving a lot! I can’t wait til March so we can hold our second baby boy! <3

  9. Avatar of reanna reanna says:

    Hi my name is reanna and I’m 21weeks and 4days. This is my 5th pregnancy and I’m having a boy which makes my fourth son and I have one daughter. Good luck to all the expecting mothers and may God bless you all.

  10. Avatar of latia latia says:

    hi my name is Latia . I’m glad to say that I’m having a boy and I’m starting the 21st week before you know it I’ll be in my third trimester

  11. Avatar of Tabatha Tabatha says:

    It’s a boy!!! So happy this is my first

  12. Avatar of Tabitha Tabitha says:

    My boys moved a lot more than my little girl..i am 21 weeks.. ;)

  13. Avatar of Marcella Marcella says:

    Yay I’m having a girl

  14. Avatar of naja naja says:

    I’m 21 weeks and 4 days and I’m having a little boy I’m so excited

  15. Avatar of Rozie Rozie says:

    I’m 21 weeks today with a little boy!!!

  16. Avatar of Amelia Amelia says:

    Im 20 wks today w my 9th child with 7 miscarrages. My son was born dec16 2011 as a healthy 7lb 4oz baby boy, he was very very active i felt him moving all the time however with this one its a girl and i only feel her move if any once a day. I am constantly worried about her. Any advice to why she may not move as much??

  17. I’m 21 weeks and 2 days with a little girl!! I’m so excited.

  18. Avatar of leelee leelee says:

    I found out what im having its a boy yayy….

  19. Avatar of Allison Allison says:

    21 weeks tomorrow and I am so excited! I get to find out the gender on the 11th, so I hope that baby cooperates :D

  20. Have it done in 4D if your not sure or ask your doc to look at the picture and confirm.

  21. Avatar of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    I know for a fact I’m having a boy :)

  22. Ultra sound technology now a days is much more accurate than it used to be. When we just had ours done it was very clear that it was not a boy and very clear that it was a girl. Enjoy the chance to have a girl and if you are that concerned ask your ob at your next visit to verify for you.

  23. Avatar of Belkys Belkys says:

    Help help with my question below please thanks

  24. Avatar of Belkys Belkys says:

    Does any one here knows in us Florida what is the % for wrong tecnicians to tell you baby sex wrong? They tell is a girl but I read on some websites that there is a percent of ultrasound tecnicians that give wrong sex baby gender I have 2 boys and they tell me I am having a girl until I read that on the websites I thought that ultrasound people all ways where right but know those website let me in the hanging I wished for a girl seen i have to boys but chinnes calender said I was having a boy and some woman’s have said that on the ultrasound they tell them girls and they even wrote it on the ultrasound and when they had there baby they had to change all there girl clothes because they had a boy please those someone knows about this reply thanks

  25. Avatar of Breface Breface says:

    I felt hiccups for the first time yesterday! I am excited to feel her, Luis felt her kick!

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