Tuesday, April 12, 2011

22 Weeks

How Far Along: 22 Weeks

Size of Baby: Baby #3 is 11 inches (length of a Spaghetti Squash)and almost 1 pound. Baby #3 is starting to look like a miniature newborn; its lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums.

Total Weight Gain: +12 lbs and this led me to the library to check out a maternity exercise video. YIKES! I must say though that this tummy is just big and maybe my hips too…and my butt. Darn it! I am okay with gaining weight…don’t get me wrong…but when you know the weight isn’t all for the baby…I got a problem! So, I hope my motivation now can last at least into the late third trimester!

Maternity Clothes: I am wearing my one pair of Capri maternity jeans...very helpful now and my dresses! Can still fit into my jeans, but it hurts to button in my tummy when I sit. Still wearing my shirts and tanks…but would rather be in my pjs. And I found my dresses I have been wanting. I want to stay away from specifically maternity dresses because I won’t be able to wear them later…CHARMING CHARLIE will break my bank. Can’t wait to go back next pay check…and the next…and the next to get some of their adorable dresses! That store is too cute!

Gender: Had a CRAZY dream this past week and for the first time…it was a girl in the dream. Crazy vivid…totally freaks me out sometimes. And this dream was no exception. Names are still the same.

Movement: Loving every single kick, punch, flip I feel. What a blessing it is to feel movement! This little one wants its presence to be known….and it isn’t hiding anything! We have a little mover and shaker. The movements have become stronger and turned into waves in my tummy, not just jabs. So cool! Baby #3 likes to make sure I know he/she is there all the time, but mainly in the early morning right when I wake up and get moving and around 10pm.

Sleep: A little tough this week, especially on the retreat…Sleeping on a wooden bed isn’t quite ideal for preggos. But I managed! The weight of my tummy is definitely starting to have more of an affect when I sleep…without a pillow the weight really pulls on my back and I wake up just hurting. Let the mass amount of pillows in our bed begin! Oh and naps are my best friend.

Cravings: No cravings really.

Symptoms: Crazy dreams, bathroom runs, ligament pains, leg cramps, tight tummy, widening hips, pelvic pressure, sore boobs…just to name a few…No big right…A complete transformation of your body where your body is no longer yours is never a big deal.

Best Moment this Week: My hubby felt our Baby #3 last Tuesday. There is something miraculous in your husband finally getting to experience this. And it doesn’t matter how many times…every time is exciting. We were laying in bed and the movements were pretty strong, so I knew Zach would be able to feel them. I love being like…”Did you feel that one?”…."no”…”what about that one?”….”nope”…”Okay there it goes again, did you feel it”….”YES!!!!” Pure Bliss! The best is when Zach is feeling and he goes “I felt that one” and I felt absolutely nothing and we both laugh.

1 comment:

Sonya said...

You look great! Yes, Charming Charlie is addicting and I'm glad I don't live close by! I love their dresses and leggings/tights!