22 Weeks

Now that I've made it past the halfway mark, man oh man do I feel pregnant. I've gone through the majority of this process feeling normal for the most part, other than a few additional aches and pains. But over the past three or four weeks I have gained more than I did the first five months, and there is no denying I'm preggo at this point. But the upside is I've been feeling our little guy kicking like crazy lately, and nothing makes me happier than feeling him moving around in there.

Due Date
May 1, 2013
This Week Baby A...
Is the size of a spaghetti squash...around 11 inches and a full pound. He's getting so big (and so is mama)! His senses are really developing this week, such as taste buds forming and he's developing a sensation of touch. I read that he may even be able to sense the light from a flashlight if I shine it on my belly, but I haven't tested that out yet. 
Indigestion pretty frequently, but that's no surprise since I've had Acid Reflux for years. Super sore body anytime I do anything...like, even when I get up in the morning I'm sore from sleeping. Nothing too terrible though...I don't want to jinx myself, but this pregnancy has been pretty easy-peasy in comparison to the horror stories I've heard. 
Weight Gain
It looks like about 11-12 pounds total. I go back to the doctor next Friday, so we'll get the official word then. I'm really hoping I can go through the entire thing with around a 25 pound gain, but judging by the past couple of weeks that may not happen...
Baby Boy :)
Food Cravings/Aversions
I have been completely shocked with my lack of real cravings throughout this pregnancy. It's more likely that nothing will sound good, which is super annoying. I'm still pretty pizza-obsessed, and anything with sugar sounds good of course. But nothing out of the ordinary.
Feeling the little guy move around quite a bit these days, which is the best thing ever. I had a couple of days where he wasn't moving as much and it really freaked me out, but after much Google research I learned that at this point it's perfectly normal. 
Hasn't been too bad lately. I'm getting used to the trips to the bathroom, the tossing and turning, the soreness... so it doesn't bother me too much now. Not so sure how Arsen feels about it though...my guess is not too pleased :)
Daddy's Thoughts
Daddy has started talking to little Baby A on a regular basis, which I think is the cutest thing ever. I think the bigger I get and the more kicks he feels, the more real it's becoming to him. It's so cute to see how excited he is. He's started calling him "little man", "little guy" and "buddy". So precious.
Fun Moments
Celebrating Christmas and Arsen's birthday knowing that this is the last year that it will be just us (even though we're super excited Baby A will be here next year!). It's definitely fun feeling him move around and knowing he's growing....not as fun seeing myself grow at a rapid rate, but it's for a great cause ;)
Looking Forward To...
Our appointment on Friday. Can't wait to see him kicking around on the sonogram again!


  1. I'm up to 13lbs...the holidays killed me with all the sweets lol. I'm hoping to stick to 25-30lbs total but we'll see. You look great! I can't wait to see the finished product on the nursery! The IG pics look so cute!

  2. Oh I love this! I am 4 weeks behind you so I love knowing what I have to look forward to. I can't wait to find out the gender and feel him or her moving. You look great!!!!

  3. Ahh, look at that bump! So cute! I was the same way with food...no cravings, but NOTHING sounded good except pasta. I was so sick of frickin' pasta by the end.

  4. You look great! :) Love that little bump of yours. We welcomed our little one last year and it's such a fun adventure! You'll make a great mom!


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