Sunday, December 5, 2010
I'm definitely starting to feel more and more pregnant each day. I have been getting really tired and achy a lot already. Looking at this picture, I don't look nearly as huge as I feel!
How far along: 22 weeks
Size of baby: 11 inches and 1 pound
Weight Gain: ?? At my last appointment a week ago I had gained about 9 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: All of my jeans are maternity, everything else is still regular clothes. Actually in this picture I am wearing my first maternity shirt...still just way too big though and looks kind of weird.
Gender: Unknown. It's kind of funny though, some people (people who obviously know me and my anal ways all too well) don't think I was able to stay strong and not find out the gender. Matt and I talked before the ultrasound and decided if we accidentally found out somehow we would still keep it a secret. We're so mean, aren't we!? :)
Movement: Lots of moving! It's fun that other people can feel him/her now too.
Sleep: It's alright. Sleep is always the first thing to go with all my pregnancies so it's no surprise how quickly my good sleeping nights are fading.
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach.
Cravings: Not really. There's a lot of things that sound good but I don't think I would really call them cravings.
Symptoms: Some aches and pains, nothing too terrible though. When I was pregnant with Braden I started getting bad pains really low in my abdomen the last few months whenever I would move while I was laying down...they were bad enough where I spent the last 6-8 weeks "sleeping" sitting up in our living room chair. I don't want to jinx myself or anything but I have a feeling the same thing might happen this time around too, I am already waking up when I roll over because it hurts. I am just thankful that it only happens while laying down though and not all the time. No one says being pregnant is easy, right!? :)
Best moment this week: Our friends had their little girl and Matt's sister had a baby boy, all within a week! We have had all kinds of practice holding new babies. :) I am excited that Baby Bignell already has built in friends and cousins to play with.
What I'm looking forward to: The holidays and spending lots of time with family the next few weeks!
Posted by Laura at 4:00 PM