Monday, January 7, 2013

22 Week Bump Update & A Little Catching Up!

 Hi friends!! Merry (late) Christmas and Happy (late) New Year!!
The last time I blogged I was going thru some major changes (refer to the last post for details) then the holiday traveling and craziness started and I never managed to find the time to read your blogs or do any posts myself.  BUT, I am back.
Here is just a little of what I have been up to the past month....
-Officially became a stay at home wife/future mom
- Went to my little sister's college graduation in Statesboro, GA, then spent a weekend in Savannah with my family and celebrating an early Christmas.
- Spent a few days in OKC with my husband's family celebrating Christmas
-  Celebrated Christmas in Texas with family
- Am officially past the half way mark! A little over 18 weeks to go! 
-Ordered the baby furniture and registered
And now for the way past due bump update....
22 Weeks
(Pic taken on Christmas Day- 12/25/12- 20 weeks) 
How far along?  21 weeks and 6 days
How big is baby?  About 1 lb and the size of a Spaghetti Squash 
Total weight gain/loss?  As of last Wednesday, 1/2/13-  4 lbs.  I feel like I have gained about 20 though! 
Maternity Clothes?  Oh yes, all the time 
Stretch Marks?  Yep, on my sides.  Boo. 
Sleep?  Waking up 3-4 times to use the bathroom and usually wake up between 4 and 5 and can't go back to sleep for a long time. Every time I switch positions it causes a lot of pain....
Miss anything?  Not being in pain all.the.time! 
Movement?  YESSSS!!!!! Best feeling ever :)  The first time I felt little kicks was at 18 weeks.  In the past 2 weeks they have gotten much stronger and my husband can feel them now.  Over the weekend I finally saw my stomach moving from the outside.  
Food Cravings?  Carbs and fruit.  Yesterday I would have killed for a hot dog but I did not feel like going anywhere to get one ;) 
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Red meat and mint gum
Have you started to show yet?  Um, yes.  I feel like I am the size of a house.  I regularly get asked when I am due by strangers.  
Gender?  Baby Boy!  Connor Christopher :) 
Labor Signs?  Nope! 
Belly Button in or out?  In, but it feels different.
Happy or Moody most of the time?  Happy :) 
Symptoms?  Lower back pain and lower stomach/pubic bone pain.  The ultrasound tech at last week's anatomy appt said that he is sitting really low so that is what is causing all the "lower region" pain.  It hurts the worst when I am laying down and have to move or if I have been sitting and I try standing up.  Holy cow...painful.   Other than that, I feel great! 
Looking forward to?  The nursery is getting painted this week and we are finalizing the fabrics for the bedding, pillows and window treatments.  Yippy!  And we booked our Baby Moon last week!  We will be spending 4 days on the beach in Mexico at the end of February! 
 I am so happy to get back to blogging...I missed this little world!
Hope your new year is off to a great start! xo 


KRISTIN said...

you looks great lady! glad you're back. :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

You are adorable! Such a cute little bump!

Allison said...

Love the update! You look great!! (& not like a house)

Karina Marie Powell said...

LOVE your adorable baby bump!! Love his name too. so cute.
I totally know what you mean about lower pain.. I had the same thing and it was terrible! It just means he's sitting really low. I'm so sorry! I feel your pain!

Lins said...

You are looking great!!! Next time you are in OKC for an extended weekend contact me for a blate! I live in Tulsa now!! :)

Valerie Griffin said...

looking good pretty momma!

The Heights Life! said...

You are so cute!! Love this picture! Y'all are going to have a blast on the Babymoon!!!!!!!

Kristen said...

you look so cute! i love the name too :D

hope your pain gets better love!

eliz said...

Ohhhh I think we are due around the same time! Cute cute bump...I try to wear regular clothes..but it is not working anymore...maternity clothes is no fun though haha

Kerri Andersen said...

fun fun! love hearing pregnancy updates. just found your blog and it makes me happy. I'm pregnant as well...i think about 3 weeks behind you. its getting' real! :) haha. not looking forward to even more pain.

Emily said...

i'll be 18 weeks tomorrow with our first...a little boy, liam. i'm excited to find another mama-to-be, especially one expecting a little boy. love the name connor too!

Kate said...

I'm going to be that person I said I'd never be and offer unsolicited advice... Peter sat way down low and... I sat on my exercise ball and it helped a lot. Okay, I'm done. :)

You look fabulous!

Kelly said...

Looking good mama! Over half way! :)