How Far Along: 22 weeks + 1 day
Total Weight Gain/Loss: not counting until I go back to the doctor... :)
Maternity Clothes: Yes. And that's all I need to say. The belly is a-stretchin'.
Sleep: Getting a bit more difficult. I wake up at random times and can't go back to sleep for about 30 minutes. This has never been an issue, and I don't want to start now!
I'm still cuddling up to my Boppy Wedge pillow. Thankful that it's not a big pillow that takes up the entire bed, and it's easy to slide around.
Best Moment this week: Seeing Vann kick from the outside. I was reading on the beach, he would kick, and my book that was balancing on my belly would pop up a bit. Mom and I would watch as he kicked around!
Food Cravings: This week it was shrimp and grits. I was at the beach with mama and finally had them our last night there. It was completely worth it and I enjoyed every bite.
How’s Mama? I am doing great! I can't complain...except for the back aches...having to run to the restroom every hour or less...and feeling like I am out of breath in the morning while I am getting ready! Haha, no really! I LOVE BEING PREGNANT and wouldn't trade any of those things because they are what will bring Vann Hudson into this world. They make me love him even more.
Prego brain has happened once or twice I am sure, but I really felt it yesterday! I came out of Publix, went to punch in the code to my car, and ... ... ... the code had escaped my brain. I could remember the numbers, but I never could punch them in the right combo. Are you KIDDING? I had my keys, unlocked the door, unloaded groceries, and put the buggy up racking my brain. On the walk back to climb in my car, I tried one more time... thank GOD it was right. It was the strangest feeling. My brain had been mush. Let's hope that's not too regular. It's not like I have the best memory to begin with!
What I am looking forward to: Last night I didn't blog about week 22 because I was in a nursery design trance. I have gone from 3 different ideas and my brain keeps circling them. I found an awesome little company and they are out of GA! I played around with their interactive design tool for bedding. Tonight, my goal is to come up with three favorites and let Ryan choose the final one. It's worked with everything else, so hopefully a decision will be made! I can't wait to have the nursery finished and prepared!
Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: Vann is around the size of a papaya/spaghetti squash! How cool. In the next 4 weeks his weight will double making him around 2 lbs.
- Now that he's got more developed eyes and lips, he's looking even more like a newborn.
- He's sleeping in cycles -- about 12 to 14 hours per day.
I love you little man! Your daddy loves feeling you bump all around! Tax season is almost over but who's counting...THIS MAMA! We can focus on getting prepared for you and enjoying each other's company.