Monday, April 6, 2015

Bumpdate: 22 Weeks

Pregnancy Week-by-Week

Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 22 weeks, 5 days

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  I've gained 1.5 pounds since last week...the total gain of 17-18 pounds is a bit too much for this point in the game. I've GOT to start drinking more water...that's supposed to help, or so "they" say.

Stretch marks?: No visible stretch marks to date! And I'm happy to report the sunburn that I mentioned last week has faded nicely with minimal peeling, thanks to all the lotions/oils I'm lathering on my skin these days.

Symptoms: Uh oh...my feet have started to swell during the work week. I'm the paranoid, first-time pregnant lady who worries about everything, so I called the doctor to make sure it wasn't too early in the pregnancy for this to be happening. The nurse was so nice when she called me back, but she couldn't help but laugh when she informed me "this is just part of it!" I've been trying to elevate my feet under my desk, but most of the time I forget until I look down and see puffy cankles. The swelling goes down in the evenings, and there was not one sign of swelling over the weekend...so I think my body just doesn't like being at the office. The husband informed me it has more to do with me being active and keeping the blood circulating when I'm at home...I'm still convinced I'm allergic to work.

Maternity clothes?:  Pretty much all the time. I'm so grateful for the warm, spring weather so I can rotate in a few new pieces of clothing rather than wear the same 'ole winter pieces on constant repeat. In a few months weeks, I'll be over the fun, bright-colored maternity dresses/tops I've got, but for now they're new and cute {or as cute as possible for maternity attire}.

Sleep:  I broke down and took a Tylenol-PM last night {doctor-approved, I promise!} because I was soooooo tired, but I just couldn't sleep. Once that little pill kicked in, I was in sleep heaven...until my alarm went off {and I contemplated launching it across the room so I could just roll over and soak up just one more hour of fabulous sleep}. Once I did drag myself out of bed, I realized I actually felt pretty rested and ready to go.

Mood: I say I've been happy for the most part, but Ryan might say I've been...hmmm...confrontational??? {The process of taking this week's bump photo may have involved some bickering...on my side only.} Looking back at this past weekend, I do realize that I may have questioned everything he did/said or possibly snapped when he asked me a very reasonable question. Oops...I'm sorry, Babe! Forgive me? I'll try to keep the negative emotions in check this week...promise!

Best Moment of the Week: I can finally feel this little guy wiggling around...and know for sure that it's him moving/kicking/punching! I was pretty sure I felt tiny little movements around 19 weeks but I wasn't 100% convinced...and then I didn't feel him again for a few weeks. {I was so scared at our 20-week sonogram because I was just sure that I should have been feeling him moving all the time by that point...they reassured me that's not the case, but I wasn't completely at ease until we saw him dancing around on the sonogram screen.} A couple of times I've even been able to see my tummy move from his little pokes, and Ryan is pretty certain he felt a faint little kick from the outside...but he's ready for our little midget to really jab me so he can definitely feel it and know for sure it's our baby boy.

Worst Moment of the Week: I'm so ridiculously forgetful these days. We went to dinner last week, and as we were walking back to the car, I realized I'd left my purse hanging on the back of the chair in the restaurant. Seriously?!!? Ryan ran back to get it, and thankfully it was still there. I never go anywhere without my purse, so it's not like I just forgot that I'd taken it in with me...it was just a total scatter-brained moment {hopefully never to be repeated!}.

Looking Forward To: Ordering a crib and getting started on the nursery. So.Much.To.Do!


22 Week Bumpdate



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