Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 22 Weeks

Posting this without a bump pic seems semi pointless, but I didn't want to skip another week. We have been crazy busy, and by the time I'd get around to picture taking tonight, I'd be basically already at 23 weeks. Fail, but what can you do?! As a substitute, this is what's going on in there right now.

How far Along: 22 weeks. I decided to skip the 21 week update because I didn't have much to say, and I neglected to take a picture. And frankly I was kind of getting on my own nerves with all the baby talk!

Size of Baby: We've hit the point where she isn't something new every week in each of my apps, but rather one fruit for a couple of weeks in a row. Right now we're about the size of an eggplant or spaghetti squash. She's measuring in at a foot long and weighs just over a pound.

Gender: Girl.

Weight Gain: Seriously, this is getting out of control. I've been eating a lot, but just until I'm full. And that has brought us to a whopping 16-17 pounds of weight gain. I really hope this doesn't continue or we're all in trouble.

Feeling: Still in the happy phase of pregnancy. It is absolutely harder to get around, bend over, etc., though. My belly button is a serious outtie, but that doesn't bother me much besides just being weird. Besides that, no major complaints.

Maternity Clothes: I wish I could trade every article of clothing in my closet for a maternity item for the next four months. I can't wear any non maternity pants unless they're elastic waist, and shirts are becoming an issue now too. Longer lengths are somewhat doable depending on the style, but I tried on three shirts this morning before I found one that would fit over the bump. I know I still have a lot of growing to do in that area, so I need to buy more maternity tops for sure. And some shorts since our weather is FINALLY warming up.

Nursery: In addition to the painting, crib assembly, and rocker assembly I last posted about, we now have her cubby shelving systems set up. I love it just as much as I thought I would! I know this piece of furniture will grow with her forever.

Movement: Finally, I can answer this the way I've been wanting to for weeks. We have a little mover and shaker on our hands. I have only felt a few movements that I consider super strong, or longer lasting, but beggars can't be choosers. I feel a ton of little flutters all throughout the day, and I love the constant reminder or little girl is OK in there. A lot of these flutters come after I eat. Looks like she may be just like her momma and love food.

Symptoms: Having difficulty walking for long periods of time, bending over, and just being less nimble overall. Serious belly button protrusion. Starting to get tired a little earlier. Definitely more emotional lately too.

Sleep: Great. I sleep through the night, like a rock. I almost wish I'd wake up though because I wake up in the mornings almost in pain from having to pee so bad! At my last ultrasound the tech could barley believe how full my bladder was, and I didn't even feel like I had to use the bathroom, so apparently I can hold a lot of liquid.

Cravings: Still nothing too intense. Favorite snacks lately include cold cereal, oatmeal, fruit, and milk.

What I Miss: Being able to fit everything in my closet.

Best Moment This Week: VIsiting with my Mom and sisters. Will and both my sisters getting to feel a little kick from the outside.

Looking Forward To: Our 24 week appointment which Will gets to attend. Hoping baby girl is a little more cooperative for this ultrasound than she was the last.

Thankful For: Getting closer to the home stretch. That my body and mind have held up pretty well thus far, and that we're all happy and healthy!
Adam Heller said...

I don't believe your post is pointless, at all. It’s just incomplete without the photo of your bump. Hehe! Anyway, it’s nice to know that you’re not having any difficulties in your pregnancy. I am so looking forward to see the photos of your ultrasound. I hope she will cooperate this time. Congrats! :)

Adam Heller

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