22 weeks

How far along? 22 Weeks.  5.1 months completes and 55% done!
Baby Size: Elle is the size of spaghetti squash this week.  I find that really hard to believe, because even the organic (aka normal sized) spaghetti squash I buy are huge!  Where is that inside of me??  I know she's a lot skinnier than they are, and curled up, but still.
Total weight gain:  +9 or 10, I think
Maternity clothes?  Mainly maternity if I need to look presentable.  But to the gym and around the house I still wear my normal assortment of t-shirts and running shorts.
Stretch marks?  Nothing new, although the boobs are growing again.  Still piling on the body oil and lotion every day.
Sleep:  So-so at best.
Best moment this week:  SEEING Lizzy kick!!  I actually saw my shirt move.  It was amazing!!
Miss Anything?  Not having hip pain and being able to sleep like I used to.
Movement: Yes, finally!  I started feeling her on July 14th.
Food cravings: Slurpees from 7-11 and Mexican food
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.  But on the 25th I couldn't sleep and suddenly had to sprint to the bathroom.  I thought I was going to get sick!  I was salivating like crazy (which always happens right before getting sick), but after a lot of spitting the feeling passes.  I wasn't even nauseous, that the odd part.
Gender: Girl!!!
Labor Signs: Nothing.
Symptoms:  Hip pain, insomnia, constant thirst, constant peeing, super dry skin all over my body (not on my face though), and breaking out again.  Getting crazy swollen feet and ankles started a few days ago, too.
Belly Button in or out? In and shallow
Wedding rings on or off? On.  But I had to get a replacement wedding band because since I got pregnant I've had a horrible reaction to the white gold.  It looks like a gross burn mark all the way around my finger where my rings sat.  I ordered a plain sterling silver band from James Avery to hold me over till this allergy goes away.
Mood: Normal...peppy and happy.  Sleepy, too.
Looking forward to:  My OB appointment in a few weeks.


  1. I like to read about how excited you are :) I'm excited for this point in my life. Very far in my future hopefully though haha.

  2. You look adorable! I can't wait for my baby bump to start showing. Oh and for your hip pain, I highly recommend getting a prenatal massage. I'm going to school for massage, so getting massages has made me feel amazing and I've yet to experience any pains.

  3. OoH the hip pain.,it does go away!!