Your baby at 21 weeks; To book your newborn photoshoot in with me, I always advise that you get in contact with me just after your 20 week scan.  I schedule your due date in my diary and once your baby has arrived, drop me a line and we can agree a date and time.  I only schedule a limited number of newborn sessions in per month so that’s why its best to book your photoshoot with me as soon as you can!

So you’ve had your 20 week or 21 week scan.  How is your baby developing?  So, your baby now weighs about 12.7oz and is nearly 10.5in long.  The skin is transparent and gradually turning from pink to red, as capillaries form underneath. His eyebrows are becoming thicker, his lips are more defined, and his eyes are moving rapidly under his closed eyelids.

If you’ve started to feel your baby’s movements, you can look forward to more action in the coming weeks. You may soon feel like he’s practising martial arts, as his initial fluttering movements turn into fully fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as he has short, frequent phases of being awake and asleep.

And so how about you?  How are you feeling?  Take a look at these symptoms you can look forward to at this stage of your pregnancy.

With both my pregnancies I felt that reaching 21 weeks was a lovely milestone.  I had a very obvious bump, I was glowing, I was feeling my best at this stage. Getting closer and closer to meeting my baby!