Thursday, June 16, 2011

22 weeks!

How far along: 22 weeks

Size of baby: Baby's now the size of a papaya! 10.5 to 11.8 inches and 12.7 to 20.8 oz.  Baby is settling into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day.

Weight Gain/Loss:  I have been trying not to look at the scale. If you haven't read it yet, check out Elphaba's most recent post, I couldn't have said it better myself!  

Maternity clothes: All maternity pants, almost all maternity shirts.

Sleep: Lack of sleep would be the better term. Crazy dreams, waking up to pee, having a hard time rolling over, the list goes on.

Best moment of the week:  Let's see...painting baby girl's room, getting her crib and bedding (thank you Grandma & Grandpa G!), and hitting 22 weeks :)

Movement: I love the movement so much! There are certain times of the day that she is so active, it always puts a smile on my face.  Steve still sits with his hand on my belly every night to feel her move.

Symptoms: I haven't been too swollen this week but my tail bone is still very painful.

Food cravings/aversions: I've been craving sweets this week, my favorite is black cherry ice cream from the local ice cream shop- thanks to my friend Brad for introducing me to this amazing treat.

Gender: Girl ♥

Belly button in or out: Still in but very, very shallow.

Stretch marks: Nothing new

What I miss: Nothing, I am so happy and excited! (I do wish it wasn't so painful to sit though)

What I am looking forward to: Seeing our family and friends in PA, our first baby shower while we are there and meeting my wonderful blogger buddy at Journey Through IF :)

Weekly wisdom: I'm not sure if this is "wisdom" or not but I've been taking a deep water exercise class at work and it has been fantastic!  I feel so much better, have more energy, and I think it has been helping with the swelling.

Belly Pic:


  1. Look at that adorable bump, you look amazing and good on you for not worrying about weight gain, there are more important things in life than gaining a few pounds during pregnancy as your friend posted!

    Thanks for your support as always, I appreciate you always coming by and showing some love. xoxoxoxox

  2. You look great!
    Enjoy the trip and the baby shower!!!
    I can't wait to get in a pool (minus tha part about having to wear a bathing suit)!!!

  3. The deep water exercise sounds absolutely divine!!! Gorgeous pic!!!

  4. You are absolutely gorgeous!! And I want to say "Good for you!!" I too am no longer going to put my weight on my blog. I was obsessing about it in the beginning but LOVE my baby bump and realize that I am going to love this journey and if it means some extra lbs eh, so be it.. this has been what I have been working towards for 4.5 years! SO enjoy your trip and your baby shower and all the cake that comes with it he he !
    xoxo Kim

  5. Have fun meeting your bloggy friend! I've been able to do that twice and it's so much fun. Glad things are progressing well!

  6. More than half-way, woo-hoo!!! I love the background for the belly pic, perfect:] Can't wait to hear about the upcoming shower!

  7. you sound so happy and so excited to be where you are- even with the swelling and sitting issues, lol.

    your joy just bounces off of the screen! see you soon!

  8. You are sooo cute! I have heard water exercise is a lifesaver while pregnant...I might just have to try that because my back has been hurting too.

  9. i love that you're really starting to show. :) you look absolutely adorable!!!

  10. You look marvelous! So glad everything is going so well!

  11. You look so cute! Although that papaya thing is just wrong. There's no way your baby can be that big!

  12. Fantastic... great that you can feel such strong movements :)) Love to you always xoxo


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