This pregnancy is flying by so fast! Last time felt like an eternity to reach 20 weeks, and now I’m already a few weeks past the halfway point; I feel like it happened overnight! I guess when you already have a child that takes up most of your time, energy, and thoughts you really don’t have time to obsess over every detail, moment, and sensation. That’s fine by me! Less stress I say. Though I do wish time would slow down a little, this is my last pregnancy so I do want to savor it before this phase of life is over.
Our little guy is kicking up a storm already, it reminds me he’s there and it’s the most magical feeling. He’s so far loving laying in the transverse position, and I just love being his incubator. Kick away little nug.
How far along? 22 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: So far I’ve gained 4 lbs this pregnancy.
Baby size: Papaya, 10.94 inches from head to toe, 15.17 oz
Maternity clothes? Oh yes yes yes. I love maternity clothes, they’re magically comfortable and I feel all clothes that aren’t maternity are garbage. I still wear normal tops about 50% of the time. I love the the heavenly elastic waist band attached to my maternity pants that goes up to my bra. It holds in all my belly grease and is pure comfort.
Stretch marks? Nope, I grease myself up daily but will probably get them around 36 weeks again. Maybe nature will say I have enough and spare me this time? That would be glorious.
Sleep: Sleep is just relentless flipping from side to side trying to get comfortable. I also wake up about 20 times to pee or pound water.
Best moment this week: Watching Hazel be the cutest human ever, growing and changing everyday. She’s seeming so big to me lately.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Movement: Little boy moves like crazy.
Food cravings: Nope, I’m not one for many pregnancy cravings.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I feel pretty great.
Have you started to show yet: Yes! I’ve got a baby bump.
Leakage: Yep, just a little.
Gender prediction: We are having a boy, confirmed via anatomy scan at 20 weeks.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? Flat.
Wedding rings on or off? On, I haven’t swelled at all.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, I love my baby so much, but I do have a lot more mood swings and grump sessions this pregnancy.
Weekly Wisdom: No wisdom, this second time around I really have been focused on Hazel, so even remembering I’m pregnant most of the time doesn’t happen. I guess that’s my advice! Try to take time to savor the moment and enjoy your pregnancy, even if you’re busy and time is flying.
Milestones: Baby’s brain is growing and she’s developing the cells that control conscious thought, so his early stages of memory are developing! Woo! Baby’s inner ear is also now fully developed so he hears all we do and say.