Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby #3 - 22 Weeks

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!


rachel said...

laura you look fabulous! stunning.

Mike and Katie said...

You look so wonderful! I remember all the aches and pains; moaning and groaning as I got out of bed in the morning.

Love the sweater too!

Jenni said...

You Look fabulous!! and that pic of Alexa kissing the belly is ADORABLE!! Love it!!

I'm following right up behind you!! =)

Shannon K. said...

So cute. Really makes me think about another!

Funny about missing sleeping on your stomach. Being pregnant is the only time I miss that. When I'm not pregnant, I hardly sleep on my stomach at all.

You look marvelous!

Pennie said...

That last pic of Alexa and Baby Bignell is so adorable! She's going to be such a great big sister...again!
It IS going to be great that this baby is going to have built-in cousin/friends close in kids had that too and it was/is great!

Bethany said...

You look fabulous! I hope you are able to make it through with few aches and pains. I know what you mean though. :( It's all worth it when we get to see thier little face. Isn't that love just amazing?

Carrie said...

Laura, you look ABSOLUTELY fabulous!!! Hoping your pains go away and you are able to rest well. I had the same thing with my pregnancy with Grant. Hey, maybe it's the boys that are the big pains ;) Wishing you well!

Helga said...

You look great Laura!!! I love the picture of Alexa kissing your belly :)

Seizing My Day said...

I love that anticipation of not knowing actually.. until the end... then I just want to know already! ha ha! So wonderful that baby already has friends!! ;) You look darling! I was less than darling during pregnancy!! ;)

Liz Mays said...

How sweet is that belly kiss?!!!

Carma Sez said...

so happy all is going well with your pregnancy - you hair looks totally fab BTW :)

CM said...

You look great! No weird cravings? Hum, maybe it's a girl??? :-)

Unknown said...

You look so beautiful!

I'm wondering.....what's this accidentally finding out stuff????

I hope you are able to get a lot of sleep...:(

Amy said...

Will you be pregnant for me the next time I want a baby? You seem to do it so effortlessly and stunningly. I mean really, look at that photo. Beautiful is an understatement! And I love how you are documenting everything each week. Awesome.

Sonya said...

such a cute bump!!

Amanda said...

You look beautiful! And I cant believe how grown up the kids look... Braden is a little boy! (that sounds weird... I just remember thinking about him as a toddler) :)

Be blessed-