Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand

Monday, April 5, 2010

22 Week 5 Day Update/Quiz

How far along: 22 weeks 5 day
Symptoms: Nausea (yes, I still have it), heartburn (it's getting worse, but I'm taking Zantac twice a day), the need to pee frequently, a round belly, and the kicking....oh the kicking...

Total weight gain: 14 lbs since October, I think it's hanging around 11 since actually getting pregnant. But I include those extra pounds I seem to have gained on the bcp right before getting pregnant.

Maternity clothes: I can still wear some of my non-maternity tops and they still look pretty good. But otherwise, it's pretty much maternity pants, tights, dresses, pantyhose, skirts, and tops. Although, most of my dresses are not maternity dresses and they work pretty well! I'll post my Easter picture. Totally not a maternity dress. In fact, it's a regular Medium dress from Target from a few years back.

Stretch marks: Only on my chest, as it has have definitely grown already. But none on the tummy yet. I'm using TONS of Palmer's Cocoa Butter. I use the organic one specifically for stretch marks on my tummy.

Sleep: I've been sleeping like a baby. Most nights, I don't even change the side I'm sleeping on. I am a left side sleeper. I still have to get up to pee in the middle of the night, but it's been less times than in the first trimester. It's been a nice break from it all, I know those nights are coming back soon.
Best moment last week: Going in for my check up and listening to the baby kick the fetal doppler. Every time Dr. H would try to get her heartbeat, she would kick the doppler. Feisty little girl...

Movement: Lots of dancing around and quite a bit if kicking! So amazing! I felt her kick once, but for whatever reason, she'll kick the laptop, but she won't kick when my hand is there. It's almost like she knows it's me and it calms her down.

Food cravings: Fruit. Yep. So I bought plums today and fruit cups.

Belly Button in or out: In, of course, but it's getting more shallow!

What I miss: My Victoria's Secret bras actually fitting. I know, I know, I posted that last time. But seriously, I miss them! You know what else I miss? Sweet Tea. I've been really good with not having very much caffeine at all, so I've given that up. I miss it tons.

What I am looking forward to: Being able to feel the kicks from the outside more often. I have felt a few, but Hubby hasn't felt it at all. She stops kicking when a hand touches my belly.
Milestones: Feeling the baby kick for the first time.
How is daddy? He is wonderful. He's a little jealous because I've felt her kick a few times and he hasn't felt it at all yet. But I'm sure she'll kick more often when someone's hand is on my belly.
How are the grandparents? They are excited as can be. My mom is slowly stocking up on all things baby. I'm so excited for her to be a grandmom to my baby!


  1. Cute baby bump you're growing. I love that dress too! TFS!

  2. Everything sounds great! You look fabulous!

  3. Your belly has really POPPED!! You look fantastic!!!!!! :)

  4. Lovely pic, you are looking nice and roundy - I love it!!