Hey there! Happy Wednesday to you! I seriously cannot believe it’s Wednesday already. It’s been such a hectic week. I couldn’t sleep at all last night. I actually woke up in the middle of the night and started making a list of everything that I need to get done before I leave work today. I am that crazy. Making that list did allow me to go back to sleep though because my mind stopped racing since I wrote everything down. I am having trouble remembering things. Pregnancy brain is a real thing! I have never had trouble remembering a thing in my life and now if I don’t write it down, forget about it. I will not remember. I don’t like that. Do you have a good memory?
Well this week I am 22 Weeks! So let’s get started with my weekly recap.
22 Weeks Pregnant
Fun Facts About the Baby At 22 Weeks
- At 11 inches and almost 1 pound. Baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she’s even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment.
- If you could see inside your womb, you’d be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she’ll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in.
- Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
How far along? 22Weeks & 4 Days
Baby’s size? A spaghetti squash
Maternity clothes? Yes, I bought a few more t-shirts and a tank top from Old Navy. I also bought a comfortable dress to wear. I’m thinking I will probably need to get a few more dresses/skirts to wear because the summer is going to be hot and it will be more comfortable to wear that.
Stretch marks? No, knock on wood.
Sleep: I wake up numerous times throughout the night. I think it’s partially because my mind is racing thinking of all that I have to do and because I am uncomfortable. I toss and turn and get up to use the bathroom several times a night. Sometimes I will feel her moving around in there and that keeps me up because I wait to see if I will feel a strong kick.
Best moment this week: Feeling a lot of movement all the time but no strong kicks yet. Starting to make a list of names.
Miss Anything? I’ve been wanting a glass of wine for some reason. I’m sure it will only get worse at my large work event with everyone having cocktails. I will be perfectly fine with my Shirley Temple. :)
Movement: I feel a ton of movement in my belly. She is very active but has not kicked me yet. I am waiting patiently.
Food cravings: Cheese, Decaf Coffee, Decaf Iced Coffee, Texas Toast Croutons, Pineapple, Salad, Ice Cream, Cheeseburger from McDonald’s (random, haven’t had one of those in YEARS).
Anything making you queasy or sick: Guacamole makes me sick just thinking about it and some Mexican foods.
Labor Signs: No, thank goodness!
Symptoms: Round ligament pain, tired, breakouts on my face/body, headaches, heartburn, charlie horses in my legs/feet, indigestion, feet get swollen occasionally
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: More stressed than happy or moody. I am under a lot of pressure and stress for this week/weekend. I just want everything to go perfectly with my work events.
Looking forward to: Finally focusing my time and effort on all things baby. We really need to start doing a lot to prepare for our little one’s arrival. I haven’t had the time since I’ve been so focused on my work event. After this weekend, I am going to prepare every single way that we possibly can for this little one and to make sure she has everything that she needs/deserves. I really would like to pick a name soon also and we need to register.
So there you have my 22 Week Recap! It’s been quite the stressful week. It should definitely calm down once this weekend ends and I am looking forward to relaxing and getting ready for the baby.
Have a great Wednesday!