Monday, March 14, 2011

22 Week Update

A funny thing about being pregnant: Every two weeks when I post a picture, I think I look huge and declare myself officially "popped."  Then, two weeks from then when I post my next picture, I realize how small I looked in the last picture and am certain that I have only just now "popped."  I'm beginning to think that I will just continue to "pop" every week from now until 40.  Oh well.

Anyway, Saturday marked 22 weeks of pregnancy for me!  It is CRAZY how fast time seems to be flying now... I honestly feel like I just wrote my 20 week post.

For inquiring minds (or at least tolerant ones), here's my latest update...

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 22 weeks

Size of Baby: Approximately the size of a spaghetti squash (but hopefully cuter) and one pound.  That kind-of explains the size of my belly, but not that my butt is equal in size.  (Just kidding... mostly.)
Maternity Clothes: Almost entirely now... THANK GOODNESS for my wonderful mom who took me shopping on Saturday.  We got all kinds of goodies to get me through the spring.  It feels SO good to have clothing options that I actually think are cute and comfortable. (The dress above is from Old Navy Maternity.  I also got a bunch from Motherhood Maternity and ordered a dress from Shabby Apple this week.  So happy.)

Gender: A precious baby BOY!!!  (I still can't believe I'm having a boy!) 

Movement: Late at night, sometimes Jeff and I think we feel something - but still, no obvious movement.  (Remember from my last update that my pesky placenta is between me and the baby... I'm hoping as it shrinks and our little man gets bigger/stronger, I'll start feeling more soon.)

Sleep: Love it. Do A LOT of it.

What I miss: Diet Coke, my wedding rings (as luck would have it, I've got puffy fingers already.  I squeeze them on when I'm going out in public so no one judges me as an "unwed" mom - trust me, my days of making that assumption are OVER - but I don't wear them during the week really at all), and cable TV (oh, wait, that isn't pregnancy related).

Cravings: Sweets all of a sudden - especially  of the gummy/sour variation.  Probably not good.

Symptoms: I actually feel really good right now.  If it wasn't for my belly, I might forget I was pregnant some days.

Things People Say: People have been pretty nice recently - mostly just paying me compliments.  Thanks friends!  I think maybe I've "evened out" a little and don't look that much different from anyone else at this stage of pregnancy.  I don't know... It was fun; however, talking to some moms-of-boys this weekend at a friend's baby shower.  I learned all sorts of things I had chosen to ignore not known before now about baby boys; like: the circumcision healing process, the need for pee-pee tee-pees, and how much they LOVE their moms.  :)

Words of Wisdom: No one actually told me this, so I'm sharing it with you instead... DO NOT READ JODI PICOULT'S NEW BOOK SING YOU HOME IF YOU ARE PREGNANT.  I knew what it was about (infertility, among other much more prevalent topics) before I ordered it, but had still been anxiously awaiting its release.  In the first twenty pages, she loses a baby (I'm not spoiling anything - I promise) at 28 weeks. Because I'm crazy *and had already paid for it on my Kindle* I kept reading, and it got pretty good; but, I wouldn't recommend it during pregnancy.  FYI.

Best Moment(s) This Week: Shopping with my mom and ordering some elephant accessories for the nursery on Etsy.  Each week all this is becoming more and more real... I can't wait!

P.S. A reader pointed out that you couldn't see the results of the "Baby Questions" poll from last week - so I've updated that with results here.  Go check 'em out if you are interested.


  1. 1) I totally craved gummy/sour things when I was in my second trimester! I'm not a big candy person normally, but all of a sudden the candy aisle was CALLING me (sour patch kids, Swedish fish, jellybeans, YUM).
    2) I am definitely having issues with the growth of my butt during this pregnancy. Sigh. I try not to think about it.
    3) I took my wedding rings off last week and definitely felt like people were judging me when they saw that I was pregnant and ringless. I've since replaced them with a costume jewelry ring. It's not the same, but it does make me feel a bit less self-conscious about it.
    4) You look beautiful! Happy 22 weeks!

  2. I think that you've looked beautiful the whole time! You definitely have that glow which is so sweet. :)

  3. love the dress and necklace! pregnancy suits you :)

  4. Cute pic!! I couldn't wait to read Sing You Home either! But yeah... if your pregnant.. I can see how it wouldn't be a good idea! = ) I liked it though.

  5. *you're pregnant.. sorry.. hate that.. = )

  6. also in roanoke and 15 weeks preg! i might say hello if i ever see you in the homeplace, love the blog and read you found some elephants on esty--i am just about to order these! super cute! keep up the great blog


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