Thursday, December 01, 2011

22 Weeks

+ 1 day.

your baby's the size of a papaya!

During month five, the average fetus measures about 10.5 to 11.8 inches and weighs about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.

I have started feeling entremely exhausted again... which is not a good sign! (in my opinion) Second tri is supposed to be the tri of energy, right? Well, I had that energy for about 2 weeks... and now it's gone. Again. Sigh. I also miss being able to fully relieve my poor bladder. Explanation? Well, it's true preggos have to pee all the time. I expected that. What I didn't expect was being unable to relieve all that pee when needed. It'll come... and then I won't be able to finish. Of course, by the time I walk back to my desk at work I'm ready to head right back. I feel like I have a full bladder only to discover there's a little drizzle that needed fixing. Annoying! The other day someone used the stall next to mine in the bathroom and I actually thought "I wish I could pee like that!" It was like a torrential storm going on in there! You know it's bad when you're jealous of another person's peeing skills!

I did order some newborn diapers from Blueberry diapers. I mean, seriously... look how cute! I ordered dinors, traffic, groovy, giraffe, and elephants. So adorable. I know that newborn cloth diapers aren't necessarily needed... but how cute! Plus, that's one less thing I'll have to worry about later. Running to the store to get more diapers when I run out. Who knows how small or big baby will be? He could be in these for a couple months!

This week I updated registry a lot. While Matt and I did visit our stores to see what was there... I still went through and updated online. I figure if the stores don't have what I want then I'll just get giftcards and order it online myself. I'd rather have things I really like than having the convenient items in the store. Let's face it, there are a lot of great items that are online only. Why would they do that?

One of the things I finally settled on was some nursery themes. I didn't want to do a super cutesy, baby nursery. I wanted something that wouldn't need too much adjusting once baby is a toddler. I also didn't want to order a whole bedding set. With babies I completely think there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to cutesy. I come up with a few ideas that all still fit together without being the same design. The piece that brought it all together is:

Love the colors and the circles. Matt and I had found some sheets that had real small polka dots in these colors and when I found this design I knew it would all tie nicely together. Now, if the entire nursery was circles that would be repetitive and ugly. But I figure a few circles here and there with some other block colors and shapes will be lovely. Hopefully it all comes together like I'm imagining it.

I have never been a black Friday shopper. This year was no exception. I don't like going shopping when it's busy in general. However, I did look at Gap maternity online and wowza! 60% off plus an additional 20% off and free shipping! Done! Ordered some skinny jeans and some tanks. I didn't need to go crazy with the clothes I've borrowed and the fact that most of my normal tops still fit. But some basics were needed. I can't wait for them to get here!

Milestones: Nov. 25 I SAW baby kick! I felt a particularly strong kick and proceeded to stare at my belly. Shortly after I saw the tiniest little bump appear and quickly disappear in that spot. Go, baby Jack, go! If I hadn't been staring right at the spot I wouldn't have seen anything so his kicks definitely aren't super evident yet. Can't wait to see him moving around every day! Jack is a very active little boy still. Flips, twists, kicks, and punches are a daily and basically hourly occurrence. Nice to know he's so healthy!

Nov. 27 Matt felt Jack kick for the first time! Whenever I feel Jack getting active I try to get Matt to feel him, but before this he hadn't had any luck. Finally Jack gave a pretty big thump and Matt felt it! So awesome. I love being able to share this with him. We were listening to our church sermon via podcast because I wasn't feeling well. I know he doesn't feel the same connection as I do with Jack... but we both are so in love with our little guy already!

Aversions and Cravings: not much to report. I bought some ginger bread cookies and they're so yummy! I don't know if it's a craving, but I sure am glad they're not an aversion! I love Christmas time and Christmas cookies! No big aversions this week. My appetite has significantly decresed the past couple weeks. I keep waiting for it to pick up again.

Jack is about 1 pound now, supposedly. I have gained 10 pounds so far. Not too bad. I was hoping to stay under 25 pounds for this pregnancy, but I'm just not sure if that will happen. Baby still has a lot of growing to do. Thankfully, the weight has all been belly weight so far. Hoping it doesn't spread to my limbs. Since belly is growing I am ok with weight gain as long as it doesn't get too out of control. As long as my butt, thighs, and underarms don't get all baggy and saggy I'll be happy. I don't anticipating belly weight getting too unmanageable to lose and tighten after baby comes.

Only 9 days until we're in Michigan! So excited to see family and have them "meet" Jack! Maybe by then others will be able to feel him squirming without having to sit for an hour with their hand pressed hard into my abdomen. That wouldn't be awkward at all. Also so excited for all the shopping to happen when we are home! My mom and I will probably wreck havoc on all baby boy items in GR!

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