I'm 22 weeks pregnant with this sweet (still nameless) baby girl. How is it possible that in just 18 weeks or less she will be in our arms? I am trying my best to savor every moment of this pregnancy. The tiny kicks, the food cravings, the sleepless nights...trying to savor and enjoy it all. This time that I get to keep my girl all to myself is so short, so I want to make sure I don't ever wish it away.
Baby G's size: She weighs about a pound and is 11 in. long (about the length of a spaghetti squash).
My size: Today at the doctor I weighed 119 lbs. The puts my +5 pounds for this pregnancy. That doesn't sound like much, but the fact that I weighed 125 when I DELIVERED Kason is a little scary. Apparently I'll have more weight to lose after this baby. My shirts are slowly getting smaller and smaller. I have a limited about of clothing I can wear, but I'm trying to avoid buying any more winter clothes since I know it's going to warm up soon. I also can't find any maternity shirts that are small enough, just like with my last pregnancy. Apparently short people don't get pregnant...ha!
Movement: So thankful that I've been feeling lots more movement recently. She is still most active last at night/4 am in the morning, but I have been feeling her shortly after I wake up, and then periodically throughout the day. I believe she is laying diagonal across my belly. I feel her down near my pelvis, but I've also been feeling movement right below my ribs. I can tell she is getting much longer, since these movements are simultaneous, I know she is taking up much more space. I *think* her head is up higher and her feet at low. Can't tell for sure, but she moves around like crazy at night, and I think it's her feet that are going crazy by my pelvis! So fun to feel her move all around!
Most excited thing: I picked out all of the fabric for her quilt, and am starting to slowly put together ideas for her room. I can't wait to see the quilt all finished! Since she doesn't have a room yet, I'm hoping to just gather all of the stuff for her room and have it all ready for whenever the renovation is finished. It was also very exciting to hear her heartbeat this morning. :)
Most annoying thing: Heart burn is still pretty bad. I've also started having a lot of back pain. I expected this, but it's still not pleasant. Sometimes baby girl gets her head lodged into my ribs and OUCH, that is painful.
Cravings: I honestly haven't craved much lately. I eat a few bites of anything and get full right away.
Sickness: I'm almost afraid to say it, but I think the nausea is gone for the most part. I still feel a little sick at night, but the Zofran makes it go away pretty quickly. Hopefully it'll stay away..at least for a little bit!