September 2, 2015

22 weeks

22 WEEKS

How far along? 22 weeks + 2 days

Baby is the size of an: Eggplant.

Total weight gain: I'm thinking about 8-9 lbs possibly.

Sleep: Some nights better than other. Still only waking up to pee once a night. Oh please let it stay that way!

Movement? Well baby girl learned a new trick this week- she enjoys practicing her tap dancing on mommy's bladder. The other night she kicked it so hard that I literally almost peed on myself in bed! Daddy still isn't able to feel her from the outside yet. Hopefully soon though!

Cravings: None. But I sure do love ice cream! Ok, I admit it.. I've always loved ice cream. 

Miss anything? Caffeine! They say 1 cup per day is fine. I usually drink 1 cup of half-caf coffee in the morning but there are some days where I could use regular coffee all day at work!!

Symptoms: Lower back pain started a few weeks ago. Some days it's worse than others. I'm still feeling great though! I have so much energy. I swear the second trimester gives you wings!

Nursery: Well, this weekend I realized that we only have 4 months until our sweet baby girl is here and yet so so much to do. While I'm anxious to meet her, I just have a lot to get done before she's here! Sunday I started cleaning out her closet. Up until now it's just been used as a junk extra closet. Poor Larry has a lot of stuff to move up to the attic now- oops!

Best Moment This Week: Just constantly being reminded by her little kicks of the blessing that God placed inside of me and she was made just for us. I can't wait to meet her and hold her in my arms. I can't wait to kiss her and cuddle her all the time. 

4 comments:

  1. I didn't start feeling kicks until around week 23 and it was the best!! I just loved having that constant reminder that baby was growing and active! So so so excited for you!

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  2. Made me all teary eyed reading that last bit about holding her in your arms. I will never forget the moment they pulled Vincenza out in the operating room. While Jeff held my hand, we both broke down sobbing. I had to will myself to stop just a little bit so that I could see her clearly. I sputtered, "She's so beautiful. I can't believe how much I love her." It literally felt like a wave of pure, intense love washed over me. Oh geez, just made myself tear up again. One thing I didn't feel prepared for was the postpartum hormones. So much more intense than any of my pregnancy hormones.

    Also, seeing an acupuncturist, a chiropractor, and a prenatal-certified massage therapist helped me with my back pain, which I really needed come the third trimester. If you ended up needing it, ask your OB if they have any recommendations.

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  3. I guess those second trimester wings so you can fulfill all your nesting urges! I think pregnancy should be the one time you can eat whatever you're wanting--you're eating for two after all!

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