This week has been an extremely uneventful week in pregnancy land.
I almost feel like I have nothing to write...but here goes, let's see what comes out.
How far along: 22 weeks
Weight Gain: The scale says I've gained 3 lbs this week...which means I'm up 14 lbs. Funny thing about midwife care vs. OB care is that they don't really care about your weight through your pregnancy as long as toward the end you haven't gained too much. So, they asked for my weight at my first appt and then so far they've never asked again...I just like weighing myself from day to day =) I imagine when we come to the latter part of the pregnancy they will once again ask me just to make sure I haven't gained like 50 lbs. but generally weight is not a huge concern for them from week to week. I wholeheartedly agree with this and the fact that I gained 3 lbs this week? I'm pretty sure this week is a growth spurt for baby as I will discuss below!
Maternity Clothes: Bain of my existence! To finish my rant, not only are maternity dresses giant huge tents that swallow me whole, they are also too long! I am not short, I'm 5'5", you know...average, but these dresses, ALL of these dresses (we're talking at least 10 that I ordered) hit me either right at the knee or just below the knee, this is an UGLY length (at least on me). Dresses should be either ankle length or hit about an inch above the knee. Why oh why just because I'm pregnant do we think that I need LONGER dresses? These are not mini skirts, above the knee is still a perfectly acceptable length even while pregnant OLD NAVY! Ok, rant over.
In good maternity clothes news there is an adorable boutique maternity store near me that I finally walked in and tried some shit on. MUCH BETTER. But horribly expensive. So I walked away with exactly 1 dress that cost half as much as the 20 items I just sent back to Old Navy combined.....but damn it's cute.
Movement: Baby is all over the place these days. Sometimes I feel little baby kicks WAY down in my crotch, and sometimes I feel them WAY up behind my belly button. It feels like he has a whole hell of a lot of room in there and really enjoying all the space!
I must admit that even though the movement helps a LOT with easing my worries about the baby spontaneously dying, sometimes I still freak out. There are times when I'm like OMG when did I last feel baby movements?! Or, OMG I haven't felt STRONG baby movements in awhile! Luckily if I eat something and lay down (and sometimes if I poke him ;-) baby will start dancing and I can quit worrying...for that day, or a few days.
What I miss: Honestly I miss enjoying a glass of wine like I used to. I'm not against ordering a glass of wine and sipping on it at dinner, but I just don't ENJOY wine the same way I used to pre-pregnancy. But other than that I don't miss much. Guys, I'm a huge fan of being pregnant. If I can I will totally do this again.
What's up with my body: I think I'm about to have a huge growth spurt as the last two days I've been REALLY tired and REALLY hungry. I've been going to bed at 9pm! And still tired all day long, desperate for it to be bedtime again. I also had one of those FEED ME NOW moments after my Italian class yesterday. I had already had 2 breakfasts, lunch and a snack and it was 3:30pm but I NEEDED to eat. Since I was coming from downtown on the train and suddenly I HAD TO EAT NOW I hopped off the train at Safeway and stuffed my face with a Safeway burrito! Totally disgusting and unhealthy but I was desperate...and it was delicious.
And heartburn, heartburn is back this week. I was up twice last night to chew on some Tums. I HATE this symptom of pregnancy almost as much as I hate the constipation. WHICH IS UNDER CONTROL THIS WEEK BTW!
What's up with Baby: Oh, this picture really freaked me out today. I can feel the baby if I push on my uterus, baby is hard, uterus is squishy, but the parts of the baby that I can feel make it feel SMALL, so when I saw this:
I was like DAMN, that's a big baby! And yet it's barely a pound....I'm so used to the baby being so much smaller than what I imagine it to be that this new baby being bigger than my imagination is totally fucking with me.
Birth, the thought of birth is looming now. Big baby through small opening....
Gender: Stuck on girl for now!
Bumpdate: I've got a full on maternity outfit for you today, maternity jeans AND maternity tank top =) Husband is gone so this is what you get!