22 Weeks!


How Far Along:
22 weeks!

(Also, I didn’t put much time/effort/energy into my chalkboard this week…whoops)

Size of Baby:
The size of a spaghetti squash….weighing in around 1 whole pound!

Total Weight Gain:
I honestly haven’t checked recently. I’m pretty sure I’m right on track! But THIS is crazy to me:


I guess since I was so small before, every single pound I’ve gained is quite obvious on my body! Oh dear!

And, oh how badly I need a haircut and a tan. Yes, I think that would solve some problems!

Stretch Marks:
Not yet, and no swelling that I have noticed yet, either!

Maternity Clothes: Yeppers! I’m going to visit my brother and sister-in-law this weekend, and I packed ALL maternity clothes. So strange to do, but that’s what is most comfortable for me now!

It’s a GIRL! And she got her very first piece of mail this week! From her Great Grandma and Grandpa. Not only have they shown so much love to baby girl already, but I know that they pray for her by name every single day (along with their children, grandchildren, and other great-children!). What a wonderful blessing for our baby girl!


In the morning, in the evening and sometimes at work when I sit down. Since I’m moving a lot at work and around many, many screaming/yelling/talking/crying children, I think baby girl will be able to sleep through anything when she comes out (fingers crossed).

Theo has been able to feel her kick and somersault several times now!

Doing just fine, although I never feel like I get enough. This morning my alarm went off at 7:30, and I rolled over and went back to sleep, only to wake up TWO hours later! I NEVER do that, but it sure felt good!

What I miss:
Nothing much this week.

Food Cravings:
At this point, I’ll take anything. I have found myself eating a lot of M&Ms, but that happened before I got pregnant, too.

Food Aversions: Nothing new.

A growing belly, an official outie belly button (NOOOOOOOO!), eating lots and lots, lots and lots of movement, the itch to nest…all the usual.

What I’m Looking Forward To:
Seeing my brother, sister-in-law, and best friend this weekend. The last time I saw them was the day we found out we were pregnant, so I’m SUPER excited to see them.


Worst Moment This Week: Since we are traveling/vacationing this weekend, Theo had to pick up some extra shifts at work. So I haven’t seen him since Tuesday night (it’s currently Thursday), and he won’t be back until tomorrow morning, right when we leave for our trip.

Best Moment This Week: The weather! It’s been rainy the past three days, but I’ll take warm and rainy ANY.DAY over snowy and cold, like it’s been for the past 4-5 months.

Exercise this week: Finally really and truly getting back into it. I still need to work on the running part, but Theo and I have gone for several long walks, and I have been doing simple arm/leg/torso workouts as well as a good stretching session every morning. It seems to work for me, and I love, love, love the happy endorphins the exercise releases! Plus, it really doesn’t hurt that it’s finally warm out! Did I mention I love the weather???




This polka-dot top is from H&M Maternity…it’s my absolute favorite.

(So the rule of the world is that I would spill bleach right on the most protruding part, right?)

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