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21 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 21st Week of Pregnancy

How big is your baby in week 21? About the size of a large banana (seven inches in length and almost 11 ounces in weight).You may be feeling more tired than usual from all the movement going on, but your baby sleeps about 12-14 hours a day. Even if it doesn’t seem so.

Want your baby to eat his or her broccoli later? Eat yours now! Your baby’s taste buds are highly developed now, and studies show that children exposed to certain foods while a fetus, are more likely to eats those foods later on in life.

It’s week 21, and your little monkey is about the size of a medium banana, around 7 inches long and almost three-quarters of a pound. As he gets bigger and bigger, you’ll be able to feel those movements more and more, at least when he’s not hunkering down for one of his many naps.

Naps? Yup. Though it may not feel like it with all the kicking and poking going on in there, your snoozer sleeps as much as 14 hours a day, but not because it’s boring at Hotel Uterus. On the contrary, you keep things very interesting simply by switching up the catering menu. Those teensy taste buds on his tiny tongue are now developed enough so while he can’t actually eat the foods you do, he can taste them in the amniotic fluid.

And taste them he will as he gulps several ounces each day for hydration and nutrition, and to practice swallowing and digesting. So sip on something spicy and within an hour or two it’ll feel like a dance party in your belly as your budding baby burrito gets a hint of that enchilada. Savor some scampi, and your little shrimp will catch a wave of garlic.

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Need another reason to add variety to your second and third trimester menus? Studies show that babies who have sampled certain foods while in utero are more inclined to eat them once they hit the high chair. So putting broccoli, carrots, and kale on your plate now packs a one-two punch – great nutrition for you and your baby, and a greater likelihood your potentially picky eater will savor those veggies later on.

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DarkSkinMulan
DarkSkinMulan
9 months ago

I'm 21 weeks today with a baby girl baby number 4 already got 3 boys due 12 September

Shelby S
Shelby S
9 months ago

I literally ate shrimp scampi for the first time last night along with garlic & cheese asparagus and oh my did she kick like crazy last night! And she rarely moves, well she does but she’s just so gentle when she does that I really have o concentrate to feel them throughout the day 😊 Is there a study showing if baby likes when we eat soemthing spicy or like garlic? I would like to know 🙂 I on the other hand had a miserable because soemthing didn’t agree with me and I’m thinking it was the garlic or asparagus lol

Sheanika Frederick
Sheanika Frederick
9 months ago

21 weeks! Due September 18th! My fourth child! Three girls and IM FINALLY BLESSED WITH MY FIRST SON! my fiancé and are so happy lol

Jasmine Jackson
Jasmine Jackson
9 months ago

I mad it I'll be 20 wks on mothers day 05/10/2020 with my rainbow baby he's due 09/27/20 🥰😍🤩

Umm Mus’ab
Umm Mus’ab
9 months ago

Lol this is so true! I ate some spicy crawfish a hour later he was moving around like crazy

Amanda Lisette
Amanda Lisette
9 months ago

Is it normal to not feel kicks yet 🙁 I’m 21 weeks already still just feel fluttering

Carine N
Carine N
9 months ago

21 weeks today with my fifth baby, I have 3 boys and 1 girl, I don’t really no what I’m having I have an appointment in weeks time hopefully she’s a girl but if he’s a boy we will still be happy because is God blessings

Natasha Letourneau
Natasha Letourneau
9 months ago

Well my little dude definitely is ganna LOVE oranges! 🍊💙💙💙

Abuk Garang
Abuk Garang
9 months ago

Any one due Oct 2020? Let's gather here for a group hug ladies🙌

Yanet Quintero
Yanet Quintero
9 months ago

Due oct 16!!!!

ATHANDWA 7715 AZANIA
ATHANDWA 7715 AZANIA
8 months ago

M 20 weeks and my babe isn't kicking is it norm an so worried

I fall easily
I fall easily
8 months ago

I think i got my baby boy sleep pattern on check he's awake around 10 am through 11 ish and sleeps all throughout the day. At 12 am he's awake again kicking and moving around 😅💖

Neva Boo
Neva Boo
7 months ago

Can wait see my baby girl Nov 7 💝

Rick or Shae
Rick or Shae
7 months ago

Mines weigh 14.5 ounces!! He’s almost a pound!! Due November 2020

Deshanae Banks
Deshanae Banks
7 months ago

i’m 21 weeks and two days and my son is already a pound

2 Train
2 Train
7 months ago

December 7, 2020…

shontaemurray21
shontaemurray21
7 months ago

21 weeks due dec.11

Ashley Bradford
Ashley Bradford
6 months ago

I'm having a girl 21 weeks 1 day due Dec 14 2020

tai elyce
tai elyce
6 months ago

Anyone due in December 2020? I’m currently 21 weeks and due December 24, I’m still struggling and experience servers hyperemesis gravidarum . Just wanting someone to talk to 😁

littlean24
littlean24
5 months ago

Ugh. I would love to sleep 14 hours a day. This baby is leaving me exhausted! Due 1/17/2021

Kristina Sandnes
Kristina Sandnes
5 months ago

She loves to kick around in there, usually early morning, early afternoon and night! 😂💕 I can see her move around in there!

Crystal Hadley
Crystal Hadley
5 months ago

21 weeks today and still not feeling constant movements just little nudges a few times a day. Anybody else due January 2021?

RipFbgDuck
RipFbgDuck
5 months ago

My girlfriend just turn 21 weeks today and I can’t wait

Mrslegend Shadow
Mrslegend Shadow
5 months ago

anyone due jan 20 2021 lets form a group on snapchat

Connie Irungu
Connie Irungu
4 months ago

My little rainbow baby is now 21 weeks due on Feb 2021 so excited ,.. will make sure she gets to know her brother who passed on at 2 days

Butterfly Love
Butterfly Love
3 months ago

My baby does not move much just a little here / there. I’m 21 weeks today

Sanam Zahra Jafri
Sanam Zahra Jafri
3 months ago

I am 22 week and 4 days but my baby boy move slowly..i am worried…what should i do

Mar Stillo
Mar Stillo
3 months ago

My Girlfriend is 21 weeks Baby Girl is Healthy Daddy Loves You Leilany.

1Order Unruly
1Order Unruly
3 months ago

March 2021 my due date 🥰

Harriet Mwangi
Harriet Mwangi
2 months ago

April 2021

Selena Martinez
Selena Martinez
2 months ago

I haven’t felt baby girl kick at all. Waiting for her to wake up haha unless I just don’t feel her

Cindy mindy
Cindy mindy
1 month ago

21 weeks today! 🥳

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