Monday, August 4, 2014

22 weeks!


How far along? 22 weeks & 4 days
Total weight gain: When we went to the doctor 2 weeks ago, it was 9 lbs. I know I have gained a few since then!
Maternity clothes? mostly yes. I bought a cute pair of shorts and jeans from Motherhood Maternity that I love and wear all the time. I have been surprised to find really cute maternity clothes! I also wear maxi skirts & maxi dresses a lot (non maternity). I have a few maternity shirts but honestly I am not crazy about them! Since I am short (5 foot!) they are all super long on me. So I try to stick to non maternity longer shirts for now. 
Stretch marks? No, not yet! My belly has been itching a lot the past week so I know it is growing like crazy right now! I have been using Palmer's lotion and also a homemade body butter that a friend made for me. I switch them up and use them twice a day! Hope it works but we shall see....
Sleep: It comes & goes! I usually wake up at least once in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Sometimes when I wake up, I am wide awake and cannot go back to sleep :( Everyone says it is God's way of preparing you for those middle of the night feedings! I have been trying to do prenatal yoga a few nights a week and that helped to relax me. It also feels GREAT to stretch. I bought the Fit Mommy to Be DVD by Hilaria Baldwin and love it.
Best moment this week? Finally getting started on the nursery! We ordered the glider for the nursery! It should be in Wednesday :) I also got a grey shag rug from Target for his room & a cube organizer for all of his toys & stuff! Still need to decide on a crib (I am trying to decide between two) and find a dresser! 
Miss anything? I do miss being able to get out of bed without having to roll out of bed! Haha. 
Movement: The past two weeks, he has been moving & kicking SO much more and SO much stronger! I just loooove it! It is usually when I finally sit down or lay down to relax in the evenings. But it is starting to be more often throughout the day too.
Food cravings: Breakfast is still my favorite!!! Every morning I eat eggs, grits, and some kind of fruit (usually berries)....Then some days I will throw in bacon or toast with homemade peach jam or waffles. Just whatever we have. I could eat breakfast for every meal :)
Anything making you queasy or sick? Well....Josh loves hard boiled eggs. He mainly only eats the egg whites for protein.. but something about the sound of him peeling the eggs & then seeing him eat it makes me feel sick! But besides that I am good!
Labor signs? No, thank goodness! 
Symptoms: Heart burn has been TERRIBLE the past week or so. I now carry Tums with me everywhere I go and that seems to help some. Also, if I eat too much I have this terrible full feeling like I could just pop! Also, I am more tired! Everyone says that you have this burst of energy in  your 2nd trimester but it hasn't hit me yet!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time? Most of the time I am happy!! I have noticed that the past week, I have been a little more irritable. I think it is because I didn't sleep the best last week and I had a busy work week also. So I was just tired and moody!
Looking forward to: Our childbirth classes start tomorrow! They will be once a week for the next 5 weeks. I am also looking forward to spending some time with my sweet hubby today! We are both off work and planning on dinner & a movie! Love him soo much :)

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