Happy Friday, y’all! Once again, I’m way late on the weekly update. Sorry. Life is beyond crazy right now. I would get into it all, but I honestly just don’t have the time (or energy)! Just trying to keep my head above water and enjoy the middle (the best part, if you ask me!) of this pregnancy and all of the fun holiday events with H. :)
Because there are a million other things I SHOULD be doing (cleaning before the in-laws get here and culling/editing the [literally] 4,218 photos in my queue, neither of which will probably get done any time soon), I’ll jump right into the update.
Here’s the 22 week deets:
Size of Baby A/Developments this Week: A spaghetti squash. His senses are really developing this week. Taste buds are forming and nerve endings are developed enough for him to experience the sensation of touch.
Weight Gain So Far: Not sure, I haven’t weighed this week
and I’m way too tired to go upstairs. I am guessing 9ish lbs. Maybe more considering the amount of candy I inhaled this week.
Cravings: STILL candy. I am trying to limit myself to just finishing the few pieces we kept from H’s trick-or-treating, but when I go to Target/the grocery store, I literally cannot physically keep myself from grabbing a Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bar. I am not a chocolate person, but I LOVE white chocolate and those candy bars are my favorite thing ever (during this pregnancy anyway, before this I might have eaten 1 or 2 a year!). Maybe I should be more concerned with my dental health than with my weight gain, ha! I have also been craving Bruegger’s bagels and soup a LOT. In fact, in the last two weeks I have made chicken noodle, vegetable beef, potato, taco and broccoli cheddar soup….it’s a problem!
Aversions: Still none. Except for one instance last week when we went to the fair and Jon got a turkey leg… He asked if I wanted a bite and as soon as I took one, I thought I was going to barf. I may or may not have spit it out right there on the ground. Whoops!
Symptoms: Still insomnia. I physically cannot fall asleep before 2 or 3 a.m. any night, no matter what time I get up in the mornings. I have been spending the late nights editing and catching up on Revenge on Netflix. Sure would rather be sleeping, but at least I’ve been somewhat productive! Other symptoms are just the usual, having to pee ALL the time and just feeling uncomfortable like I just ate a huge meal all the time, except that I’m still hungry. :)
Movement: So much more lately. Feeling him both during the day and at night, but still feeling the most at night. He’s an active little thing!
What I Miss: Being able to wear everything in my closet. I broke down and bought a couple long sleeved maternity shirts this week since most of my maternity clothes from last time were work clothes. I’m still able to button all but one pair of jeans… but I’m thinking about getting another pair or two since I only had two pairs of them my last pregnancy. Have I mentioned how much I loathe maternity clothes?! I know that the spandex/ruching is supposed to be comfortable, but it’s just NOT to me. It’s all saggy and riding up and I can’t stand it. Rant over. ;)
Things I am Thankful For: A lot this week. Thankful for Jon’s job and that his employer is making sure to take care of him even when things are CRAZY busy there right now. So beyond thankful for best friends—lots of Halloween fun in the last couple weeks with the Baums, making precious memories!
Bump Progress: After Jon took my picture last night, I said “gosh I just feel like it gets bigger every week!”. To which he responded “well yes, that is the way it works”. Jerk. ;) It is definitely growing at what I feel like is an exponential rate each week—I guess making up for lost time since I was kind of a late bloomer again!
Here’s a pic from last night:
I didn’t remember to do a bare belly pic last night, so no side by side comparison with last time, but here’s 22 weeks bare belly last time just for fun:
I think I’m definitely now bigger than I was at this point last time! Thanks a lot, Halloween candy! ;) Certainly not sweating it, though, as long as baby boy and I are both healthy.
Next Doctor Appointment: November 14
Off to clean and maybe squeeze in some editing before Jon gets home/the in-laws get here. Have a great weekend!