Tuesday, April 24, 2012

22 Weeks

How Far Along: 22 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the baby is measuring in at just about 10.9 inches long crown to heel and is weighing in around one pound!!

Picture of Baby: These were taken last Thursday at 21 weeks 2 days. LC had its legs tucked into its head. At first I though LC was sucking its thumb and I thought it was all cute, then the tech quickly pointed out that LC was sucking on its toes. Wonderful!
(LC sucking on its toes. Can we say flexible??)

(LC's meaty little thigh. Cute hiney shot too!)

Maternity Clothes: Since I have been on bed rest I have been living in sweats and maternity t-shirts. I did, however, score some pretty cute stuff from Gap Maternity. I got a pair of skinny jeans with the full panel (the demi panel cuts in too much now), a couple of sweaters, and a maxi dress. Even though I am on bed rest I still get out for my appointments and my husband is able to bring me out in the wheelchair to the store so I still need decent clothes as there is no way in hell that I would ever leave the house in sweatpants!

Weight Gain:  I am officially up 12 pounds. Apparently by week 24 they like you to gain between 10 and 15 pounds so I am right on track!

Belly: Updated picture next week.

Stretch Marks: None yet but my skin has become quite itchy so I am wondering if they will be appearing soon. Boo!!

Sleep: Not good. I am not napping as much and after about five hours of sleep at night, my body is done. I am up and awake for the day.

Best Moment of the Week:

Movement: A ton! LC kicked me yesterday from morning to night. I honestly don't think LC slept yesterday because I was constantly getting kicked and punched. I read that once you get past 28 weeks you should be able to feel ten kicks in an a two hour period. Well yesterday I was laying there counting them and I had ten kicks within ten minutes! The other cool thing is that I am becoming aware where LC is located. I can tell when LC is breech or vertex.

Symptoms: Round ligament pains galore. There have been a few times when I have thrown myself on the floor out of my chair or bed as the pain is just unbelievable. Being on a soft surface just aggravates it and I feel like the only way to stretch it out is by laying or kneeling on a hard surface.

Food Cravings: I am still loving my fruit and vegetables but I am now interested in banana splits. Although I am not into the chocolate, I usually ask for a tiny bit of hot fudge and lots of strawberry topping.

Gender: Still not telling. Less than 6 weeks until our big reveal!

What I Miss: Working. I never thought that I would say that but I feel so unproductive now that I am out on bed rest. It is also driving me crazy not being able to do stuff around the house. I can get up to make myself something to eat but then I find myself standing at the sink washing a pot. To make me feel important, my husband has been doing the laundry then bringing it to me to fold. He also put a stool in the bathroom for me so I can sit when I am getting ready (yes I still put on makeup and do my hair even though I don't leave the house) so I take that opportunity to clean the sinks and the countertop, sitting of course. My obsessions are not being satisfied by compulsive behaviors anymore so my anxiety has been a bit elevated. I just keep telling myself that this is all for a good (very good) reason.

What I'm Looking Forward to: I can't wait for this week to be over. I have my cervix check tomorrow (I am scared shitless) and my husband is having his cardiac surgery on Friday. I just want this week to be behind me.

Nursery: Painter is coming on May 7th or 8th. I almost ordered the furniture last night but for some reason I can't bring myself to do it. I just have a feeling that as soon as I order it PBK will come out with another 15% of coupon. Just my luck!

Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

Milestones: Even though my doctors tell me 28 weeks, I am focusing on 24 right now. Baby steps!


  1. It IS all for a very good reason. Love the toe-sucking picture.

  2. Fantastic to be at 22 weeks! I know the bed rest is difficult, but you will get through it, and will have a wonderful reward at the end for what you have endured. Best of luck on your husband's surgery. I hope you have some help in place for his recovery period, during your bed rest.