Monday, April 23, 2012

22 Weeks

How far along?  22w2d

How big is baby?  Papaya!  At this time the average fetus ranges in size between 10.5-11.8 inches and 12.7-20.8 ounces.  Going out on a limb and assuming my boy is on the larger end of that...  He's also beginning to look more like a newborn, with defined eyes and lips, and sleeping in cylces. 

Physical differences from last week?  I weighed 123 pounds this morning; which is a 5 pound gain from two weeks ago, and an overall gain of 13.4 pounds.  Uggggg.  5 pounds in two weeks, really?  No new stretch marks and the belly button is flat.  Still wearing regular pants and shorts with the belly band, bikinis, maternity shirts and dresses.

Pretty sure I thoroughly terrified the woman in the Target dressing room.
How I'm feeling?  Wicked heartburn all week long; my throat is on FIRE.  I need to start being a little more strict with my diet, and I'm thinking about replacing our nightly walks with some elliptical time.  We only walked two times this week, because of the heat.  Starting to feel tired in the evenings and my feet are swelling ever so slightly...  Sciatica is getting worse, particularly in the mornings; I can almost always count on my right knee buckling when I roll out of bed.  Overall, though, I'd say that I'm experiencing significantly less back pain with this pregnancy than with my first.  Sleeping well when I get the chance.  I've been craving Mexcian food for weeks, specifically a chimichanga. 

What's been on my mind?  Baby names - made it through the letter J, and thinking about making DIY hanging wet bags.

What I'm looking forward to?  I'm making a pitcher of my famous sangria as soon as this kiddo is born.  Also, Horrible Bosses is quite possibly the funniest movie I've ever seen.

Best moment this week?  Buying the crib skirt and valance fabric.


  1. You look awesome Tay!! Can't wait to see that belly in person, hopefully soon??

    1. Thanks hunny! How about another pizookie date?

  2. You are looking beautiful, don't worry about the weight gain!