Birthday Pregnancy Update



How far along? 22 weeks

Total weight gain: +4 lbs

Maternity clothes: For my birthday I received a couple maternity items. They are great, but I have realized you have to be careful because some items emphasis the baby bump which makes me look like 2 months bigger. I finally received my maternity swimming suit from amazon so I can start swimming laps again which makes me really excited. I have missed that.

Sleep: For my birthday Derek got me a Snoogle, and let me tell you what. It is amazing. I got to sleep with it for the first time Monday night. I usually toss and turn which ends up keeping up Derek. Well it has changed the game forever. Tuesday was my birthday, all I wanted was a bubble bath and to go to bed early with my Snoogle:). I went to bed at 7pm and didn’t wake up till 6:30am!! Incredible! It helps me stay comfortable longer and better. The only difficult thing I found is that if I want to turn over it takes a lot more effort, which is probably a good thing:)

Symptoms: This past weekend we went down to St. George to go shopping for a couple hours and then ended up going to a haunted corn field after. With the wait in the line time for the field and the shopping it ended up being about 6-8 hours on my feet non stop. My socks had poka-dots on them and they ended up leaving imprints on my feet. My feet and ankles looked hilarious with dots and imprints on every angle on my foot.

Wedding ring on or off? Still on, but I am starting to swell a little bit more.

Mood: Really happy and content. I still throw up every couple of days, but it is minimal.

Food cravings: I havent necessary been cravings things, but I would say that I have found some items that I have liked more than others:) I have found this new creation called apple sauce. My OB recommended the squeezable packets that people usually have for their children. They are by far my favorite snack. I love them and I get to take them everywhere with me. They are super cheap at Costco and you get a huge pack. I take a couple with me everyday on top of all my other snacks. They have ended up being pretty handy. Derek has started taking them to class too!

Movement: Since a couple weeks ago he has gone non STOP!! It is crazy. I feel like his little motor hasn’t stopped. Not only have I felt it on the inside, but I have felt it on the outside too! For the first time Derek felt him move today at lunch! So fun… it is slowly starting to become more real.

How’s Dad? He is incredible. So caring and constantly worried about me. Even with it being my 100th time throwing up he still gets up to come hold my hair. I try to get him to go back to bed, but he always replies, “No, we are a team. We will get through this together.” How on earth did I get so blessed?!

Looking forward to: I am really looking forward to the holidays and our baby moon. We plan on doing our baby moon around then because I start school in January. Four months seem so far away, but I know the next couple months are going to be so crazy that March will be here before we know it!

I am also looking forward to my next ultrasound. He keeps his hands up by his face and they cant get a measurement of his brain, so I get to go for my 3rd ultrasound around thanksgiving. Love seeing him:)

Best moment of the week: Oh my goodness! I have had some great moments…

-I got my SNOOGLE! Best thing ever and has changed my life. Seriously, I am averaging like 9 hours of sleep a night with that thing.

-In my appointment 2 weeks ago, my doctor measured me and said that he is looking a little bigger than 20 weeks and that I will probably be delivering early with a big baby. Especially after finding out how big Derek was 10 days early! He also told me that my hips (due to the size) were made to give birth , and thats why Derek married me!! HAHA My doctor and I couldn’t stop laughing. Its so great to have such a fun doctor.

-Derek and I started a prenatal class last week. Its every Thursday for two hours for six weeks. It was so much fun and we got to ask lots of questions and get so much information. We got to tour the Mommy-Baby unit in the hospital and it was so comforting seeing where Ill deliver , where the nursery is, tools used, amenities, etc. We were so giddy the whole time. We are going to be parents! Say what?!

-My birthday was yesterday, but Derek spoiled me the entire weekend. He took me shopping, got a pedicure, and gave me a weekend a way. It was amazing and gave me the time I needed to relax. The last couple weeks have been crazy especially at work. So the little birthday getaway was exactly what I needed. Thanks to an amazing husband, who is continually patient with me.

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