Friday, April 25, 2014

22 weeks pregnancy update!

I'm 22 weeks! Holy wow! Only 18 weeks to go.. Unless she decides to be late.  We aren't even going to have any of that crazy talk though! Pardon my pasty whiteness and lack of make up :)

How far along? 22 weeks 3 days.. Baby is the size of a papaya!

Weight gain? According to my home scale I'm down 2 pounds still. So sitting at a -2.  I don't feel like I'm looking noticeably bigger the last couple weeks either, so I've slowed down I guess. 

Belly button? Lets just say it's not pretty. Ha! 

Wedding rings on or off? Still on.  Figuring they will be fine for a while considering my weight isn't going up and swelling isn't an issue (yet.). 

Movement? Pretty much all the time.  She gets extra punchy when my belly is growling or she's decided something shouldn't be on me.. Like my iPad or the cat. 

Maternity clothes? Yes, yes, yes! (After reading this, it kind of reminded me of an Herbal Essences shampoo commercial.. I'm not that enthusiastic, promise) 

Symptoms? Feeling? Nausea is nearly all day still but I do have moments where I feel okay.  I just have no appetite.  My hips hurt, but my ribs are feeling better this week.  I would love if that clicking sort of popping would go away when I walk.  Pregnancy waddle is in full force- I'll never judge a woman that waddles ever again.  

Mood? Restless.  Wanting to get so much done and not really able to physically.  I would say nesting is in full force.  

Missing? Sleeping on my belly.  Eating whatever I want whenever I want with no repercussions. 

Looking forward to? Settling on a name.. Still.  Painting the nursery.  

Sleep? Hit and miss.  Some nights I sleep like a rock, others I can't get to sleep.  I never feel rested and that's the most annoying.  

Exercise? Yep, nope, none of that happening (still.)

Any cravings? Milkshakes.  Fresh fruit.  

Food aversions? Almost everything.  Nothing I actually eat sounds good, I just make myself eat it. I'm trying to just roll with things that look like they might be good.  

This week has been okay.  I finally got my medication on Monday, but only because I had to go to the doctor for a possible UTI.  Turns out I don't have one, so I just kind of get to live with this pain.  "Sinking uterus" is what she said it is.  Great.  Another unpleasant feature of pregnancy I guess.  Acquiring my medication required a couple of hours at the doctor's office, and a lot of time at the pharmacy afterwards.  There were tears involved and it was just a mess.  BUT I have it! And I think it's helping, some. 

I just feel so tired this week.  I feel physically like I could just sit in my chair in my PJ's all day (and let's face it, I have) but emotionally I feel like nesting.  I want to clean up the nursery.  I want to paint.  I want to clean the garage up.  I want to get all of Dawson's old baby clothes out of the house (before I decide I can't part with them). The energy is just NOT there.  I have managed to cook most days this week, even if a lot of meals have come from the freezer.  I even managed to put several into the freezer.  I'm calling that my big accomplishment for the week.    


  1. Hang in there! You look great--and still slender. I'm jealous! I had my second son 18 months ago. I still have to lose every ounce gained.

    1. Thanks Kerry! I gained 70 pounds with Dawson, so I definitely get it. Losing the baby weight is not easy!

  2. You do look great, Katie! It will be over before you know it, and you'll be holding your baby girl! Oh, and ... I'm gaining all the weight you should have gained, and more. Don't worry. + - 2 lbs is nothing. She may be a little smaller than Dawson on her "birth" day, but it won't be a problem. Just so you know ... I'm the tallest girl in my natural family! My half-sister is 4' 11"! And my darling daughter thinks shes taller than me, (and she might be), but she was born at 5 lbs 10.5 oz. And very healthy! (Deemed the cutest baby in the hospital, in fact!)