Monday, November 4, 2013

21/22 Week Update

So it turns out that weekly questionnaires and pictures are a lot to keep up with.  My 21 week photo is actually a 21 week + 5 day photo, and this will be a 22 week update.  Oops.

The reason: We've had a busy week, and are finally in the home stretch of the bathroom renovation.  We just hung the mirror (harder than it sounds, considering the size), and then he'll just need to add some trim around the built-in, apply some caulk, and I will touch up the paint.  Those of you who recall the old white, always dingy, room will not recognize it!  We'll share some pictures next week, for sure.

 Until then, this one will have to do:


How far along? 22 weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  Less than most, but more than I'd like.  Thankfully, I had tons of energy this evening and did lots of cardio at the gym.  Hopefully I can keep with my weekday evening routine as the belly grows, and I have to switch to treadmill walking on an incline.
Sleep:  Still no problems, but I keep catching myself laying half on my stomach without crushing anyone.  It's easy to do on a Tempur-Pedic mattress, but probably not for much longer.

Best moment this week:  On Friday night, Nick and I were watching a movie and little guy starting kicking like crazy.  Nick was able to feel him moving around from the outside!

Movement:  Yes, lots.  See above.

Symptoms:  Nothing significant to report, just a growing belly and a little bit of the back pain that goes along with it.

Symptoms I DON'T have:  The other ones.

Food cravings:  Still loving cereal,clementines, and greek yogurt.  I cannot adequately explain how good refrigerated clementines taste to me!

Food aversions:  The only salad I want to eat is the California grilled chicken salad that you can get at Super Target in the deli.  All others are gross.  (Totally reasonable, right?)

Gender:  Boy!

Labor Signs:  Too early for that

Belly Button in or out?  Too early for that

What I miss:  This week I packed up another box of non-maternity clothes that don't look right anymore and it was sad.  My closet has never been so bare (I know it's still "full", but I have a crazy amount of clothing).

What I am looking forward to:  I am looking forward to registering, but dreading it at the same time.  I want to feel like we're making some preparations beyond talking about the baby at dinner and reading one book. 

Weekly Wisdom:  Every time I feel fat, I make myself think of three things I'm excited about.  So far, it's been very helpful!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats! I love these updates. So exciting for you and your little ninja!