22 Week Bump Update!

30 April 2012

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How far along? 22 weeks today!
Total weight gain/measurements: Weighed in at 128lbs this week so no change from 2 weeks ago when I last weighed myself!  That's a total of 11lbs gained since pre-pregnancy.  That's right on track according to this, so yay!  Also my measurements are still the same as last week, waist: 29" and tummy: 35".  Apparently little Emilia is weighing in at 1lb herself this week and the size of a spaghetti squash!  That's huge!!
Maternity clothes: None this week, but I did find a pair of skinny jeans I really liked from ASOS so I will probably purchase those soon since I'm finding it harder & harder to use the bump bands.  Maternity pants are soooo much more comfy!
Stretch marks? None to report yet.  I'm using the same exact products as last week!
Sleep: Waaaay better this week, thank God!  I am not sleeping as light anymore and poor Jonathan's breathing doesn't make me want to kill someone anymore, ha ha ha!  It's so weird how that just stopped irritating me all of a sudden...I mean I still hear him breathing at night but it doesn't make me crazy.  I am having some vivid dreams though, which are always fun!
Best moment this week: We finally got our full anomaly scan when we went to our new obstetrician (whom we really liked by the way...phew!), and everything was absolutely perfect.  He also confirmed that it's a girl, so yay for that!
Miss anything? Not really.
Movement: Tons!!  I am loving this part of pregnancy in particular...it's like having a secret friend inside of you, he he he :)  She is most active in the evenings and at night.  Jonathan also felt a HUGE kick one night when we were lying in bed and he put his hand on my belly. That was really cool!
Food cravings: Nope!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Seafood -- still the same as always.  My sister ordered a prawn salad for lunch last week and the sight of it made me want to throw up...it's so strange as I used to love seafood so much!
Gender: Girl! 
Labour signs: Nope!
Symptoms: The hormonal acne has been acting up quite a bit which is always fun (not!) but I suppose I shouldn't complain as it's nothing I can't hide with makeup!  A new symptom this week was that my right boob got EXTREMELY itchy at one point, so much so that all I wanted to do was scratch it but I resisted because I know that can actually cause stretch marks.  The problem was that any piece of fabric would irritate it so I ended up unclipping my nursing bra and letting that one boob all hang out...while we were watching TV one night...yeah.  (Don't get any ideas, it was not attractive at all!! Lol!)  Another not so nice symptom which is probably TMI but I'm going to mention it anyway -- constipation :(  It's not fun, at all.  I'm trying to drink more water and eat more fibre but I will admit that there are times when I'm actually afraid to go to the toilet.  Ha ha...oh the glamour and glitz of pregnancy!!  The last symptom is nesting!  I quite enjoy this one...our house has probably never been cleaner :)
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: It's not for another 5 weeks but the thing I'm most looking forward to right now is our holiday to Sorrento!  We are so excited to be going back in June and we just got confirmation from our favourite most amazing doggy daycare service Your Pet's Best Friend that they can take our SIX little fluffballs for the week so it's a go-leum! :)  My cousin is getting married and I absolutely cannot wait to see her & the rest of my family.  What's also probably really making me look forward to this trip is the weather -- it's been extra crappy here in Ireland this month so a week of sunshine is definitely needed!  

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