Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 22 Weeks


22w 5d. Oh, God. Seriously. These midnight picture parades are horrible. I'm a whale!

How far along? 22 weeks (I do these a week behind as a recap of the previous week, so I'm actually 23 weeks today.)

Total weight gain/loss: 129.8 lbs currently!

Maternity clothes: I still rotate my two maternity pants with the rest of my non-maternity clothes. It's getting harder and harder to get by... !

Stretch marks? None yet. I'm still using my Mustela bust and body creams and Palmer's Cocoa Butter. Fingers crossed! Come the 30 week mark, we'll see if my efforts were in vain. Haha!

Sleep: It's decent! Thank God for my Snoogle!

Best moment this week: Cristhian and I were able to feel the baby at its full length last night. It was WEIRD! Lamby will be here soon!!

Worst moment of the week: Being put on bed rest. :(

Miss anything? For the most part, I still did most everything I did pre-pregnancy. I find my pregnancy freeing and so completely different from everything I was warned about. The only single that makes me unpleasant is the constant pain in my sciatica area (caused by pregnancy) and back/shoulder pain (not caused by pregnancy, but is a result of being big-chested... and the symptom of their growth). I'm SO lucky that Cristhian is really understanding and often gives back massages!

Movement: Lots! It feels like popcorn popping this week.

Food cravings: Nothing... !

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing!

Have you started to show yet: YES! People claim that I don't look pregnant from the front of back, but I think they're just being nice.

Gender Prediciton: 39 days until the baby shower!

Labor signs: No real signs, but these debilitating Braxton Hicks are horrible. It lingers around my pubic bone and stays numb! Also, if I sit for prolonged periods, I end up limping for a while.

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks are my greatest enemy... that and being on bed rest. I really don't know how I'm going to handle being on bed rest for the next thirteen days!

Belly button in or out? Oddly in... it's weird!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or moody most of the time? I'm still neutral 90% of the time... but finding that I'm happier more often than I'm moody- if that makes any sense!

Looking forward to: Seeing the doctor to talk about my options!

I'm actually on the hunt for some nursing friendly tank tops and yoga pants/leggings. The tank tops I rotated sit neatly right above my pant line, plus I find that my yoga pants and leggings are the more comfortable of the four pairs I rotate. It's so hard finding pairs that sit extremely low! Ah, well. That's what internet shopping is for, no? Any suggestions?

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