Wednesday, September 14, 2011

22 Weeks (a little late)

I should have posted this on Monday but between going to the doctor and getting caught up on stuff around the house, I didn´t have a chance. So here it is, two days late...

How far along: 22 weeks and 2 days

Due date: 1/16/12

Gender: BOY!

Symptoms: Still just occasional sciatic nerve pain (lower back)

Total weight gain: About 13/14 pounds, more or less

Food cravings: BBQ Shrimp and Grits from my favorite local restaurant in Charleston...only 10 more days till I´m home and can eat all the yummy Charleston food that I´m craving and missing!

Food aversions: None, really

Movement: Lots, especially in the morning and at night, I love feeling his kicks and Abe can feel them now too! And I like watching my belly move when he kicks :-)

Stretch marks: None so far, thank goodness...

Maternity clothes: Pants, definitely, shirts, I´m still getting away with normal shirts that stretch

Sleep: Not nearly as great as it used to be :-( I´m a stomach sleeper, which is impossible at this point in the pregnancy, so I rotate between my two sides with tons of pillows surrounding me and between my knees. I also get up to use the bathroom anywhere from 3-5 times a night...

Belly button–in or out: Somewhere in the middle, definitely not in, but still hasn´t popped completely out yet, kind of just laying flat and stretched out for now

Best thing that happened this week: Seeing my handsome boy on Monday and knowing that he is alive, healthy, and well!

Any baby-related purchases this week: We picked up his crib, mattress, and a rug for his room!

Milestones reached: Everyday with this little miracle is a milestone!

What size is the baby: According to the Bump, he´s about the size of a papaya, weighing about 1 pound and about 8 inches from his head to his butt

What I miss: Wine, playing soccer, dancing Zumba, eating cold deli meat sandwiches, sleeping on my stomach

What I am looking forward to: Going home to Charleston in 10 days! I´ll be home for 3weeks and having my baby shower on Oct. 1st...can´t wait! :-)

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