Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Almost 22 weeks!

Look at me staying active with updates, woo hoo! Here we are at a grand 21 weeks 5 days, basketball bellying it out. I have had a few comments from strangers this week, the usual "how far are you, what is the gender," etc. People I haven't seen in awhile were all, "you can't tell you're pregnant until you stand up", ie; see this massive belly!

This was a decent week comfort wise, still hobbling a bit but managed to work out a few times and felt great! I used the long weekend to eat....alot. I went to dinner no less than 3 times and it was great to catch up with friends while enjoying some noms. 

baby let me do 50 minutes of cardio today, yay!

And was really hungry when we were taking these photos

Round much?
How far along? 21 weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain: 13-17 lbs....eek. I keep reading that weeks 20-24 include a big growth spurt, so maybe that has added to the weight gain...or those 3 times I went out to eat. 
Maternity clothes? Only jeans! I got some fab flouncy tops and some maxi dresses coming in the mail. DEATH TO ALL MATERNITY TOPS
Stretch marks? No, still holding strong despite all this growth. Drinking lots of water, exercising and slathering my entire body in expensive oils
Sleep: A ton better with the snoogle pillow...still having odd schedules but usually get at least 6 hours of sleep. Have found it easier to get up this weekend. Have been trying to use the weekends for extra rest but sometimes my goals were thwarted by other people. (Grr)
Best moment this week: Glenn got to feel this little guy move for the first time!! We were laying down watching a movie and he got to feel him flutter about 3x. Awesome feeling! I am getting more twitches, nudges and flutters everyday!

Miss Anything? Feeling 100% not sore
Movement: More aware of feeling during the day, not just laying down at night
Food cravings: Hummus and veggies, chocolate, protein....just crushed a Pit Beef sandwich with HORSERADISH...I should say my real craving was horseradish, V fusion V8 drinks...alot of fruits and veggies in one serving, I drink that stuff like it is going out of style
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not sick, but annoyed with my frequent face breakouts. I do feel queasy if I don't eat a protein bar/fiber bar as soon as I wake up and eat vitamins.
Gender: Boy, boy, boy. Still have a series of top names, only 1 of which I really like right now. 

Labor Signs: No and hope to keep it that way. 
Symptoms: Less of the "drop-kicked-to-the-ladybits" feeling thank goodness, I've noticed my vision is a but blurry sometimes
Belly Button in or out? It is an innie, but I feel like it is stretching into a bigger circle? Ew.
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy 90% of the time, although becoming more and more aware of who and what I should prioritize my time on. If it is this difficult to stay in touch/spend time with people you consider close NOW, it is going to be that much more difficult in 3.5 short months. My time is precious to me, and somewhat limited these days....so if you can't respect that and treat it as such, welp then, see ya later.
Looking forward to: Fully planning and having both the PA and MD showers squared away. Thank goodness for the support of my awesome hostesses, because I have been a ball of stress worrying about the details. 


  1. You are a beautiful pregnant lady! That's all.

  2. Love, love, love that belly! Ask me about the quilt I worked on last weekend :)

  3. Thanks ladies! I'm trying :) Ma - send me an email with it please!


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