Wednesday, November 13, 2013

22 Weeks

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How Far Along: 22 weeks and 1 day

Size of Baby: According to The Bump, the baby is the size of a papaya, weighs almost one whole pound, and is about 11 inches long.

Total Weight Gain: +14.5 pounds, I gained three pounds this week. Yikes!

Gender: It's a girl!!

Maternity Clothes: Same as last week...almost everything is maternity, except for a few things I can wear with the belly band.

Wedding Rings On/Off: On

Stretch Marks: None yet

Sleep: The crazy dreams have returned. They're so vivid that I almost feel like I'm awake for them which makes me feel like I didn't sleep that well. I wish I could remember more details! All I could remember from one this last week had something to do with a steakhouse and Morgan Freeman. So weird.

Cravings/Aversions: Remember the days when I was craving veggies? Those days are long gone {except for veggie subs!} and I have returned to my sugar loving self. I'm pretty sure my weight is reflecting that, too. :-/ I blame Halloween.

Symptoms: I've been feeling my abdomen get really tight occasionally and figured out after talking to a nurse that they're contractions! It doesn't happen that often and it doesn't hurt at all, but I had no idea that could happen so early! My skin is also getting really dry...especially on my hands. It hurts when I wash my hands with hot water and I've been putting lotion on like crazy. I've never really had dry skin and I'm not a fan.

Movement: I'm still feeling her move every day! It's very random. Some days she moves a ton, and then other days just a few times.

Mood: Happy!!!

What I Miss: I can't think of a single thing! :)

Looking Forward To: Our doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon. I've never looked forward to doctor's appointments before, but I count the days for these visits!

Best Moment This Week: Putting up our Christmas tree over the three day weekend! I *cannot* wait for Christmas next year. It's going to be *so* different and so much fun!!! :)

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  1. Morgan Freeman and a steak house...LOL I love it! :) Oh girl, I had SUPER dry skin when I was pregnant and had the hardest time finding something that worked. But I did love some kind of Aveeno thick cream lotion at Walmart and kept it in my purse and went through about a tube a month! And yes watch those contractions friend! Drink extra water (even more than you already are which I know is a lot) and sit and rest as much as you can just so they don't become more frequent. I had none before labor with Jackson, but with Ann Elise I had them a TON and early on too.

  2. Oh and good luck at your appointment tomorrow! Keep me posted on how it goes. :)

  3. Aren't the contractions fun! lol! I always seem to get them when I'm driving :( And I think you inspired one of my crazy dreams the other night! I had gone out and run errands and came home to Chris putting lights on a Christmas tree. 1. I don't think he would ever go for a tree this early (partly because we get a real one) and 2. I usually insist on putting the lights on and decorating it myself. And I could even smell the tree in my dream. Nothing like that has ever happened before. It was so strange, but still a nice dream.

  4. I will have to look for a lotion like that. I just don't want to buy any crazy expensive lotion! But my skin is so dry it almost burns sometimes! Everything went great at the doctor...they said the same thing you did, just rest and drink water and if they get to be more than 6 per hour I need to call. I haven't had them that often, though. We're looking forward to Saturday!!

  5. The contractions are so weird! I just had no idea that Braxton-Hicks could start this early. Hope you get to put up your tree for real soon! :)

  6. Yeah this lotion is like $6 at Walmart! Very reasonable! I'll show it to you on Saturday. :) Praying the contractions stay away until it's labor time! And we're looking forward to Saturday too! :)