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22 week update

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 22 weeks on 23 Apr, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).

Our baby is now the size of a papaya. The lungs are developing rapidly, and they will begin to make a protein called surfactant, which will help the baby to breathe independently once born..

Baby’s Weight: 15.17 oz.
Baby’s Length: 10.94 in

Total weight gain/loss: I haven’t weighed myself this week.

Maternity clothes?: Yep. Every day, all day.

Stretch marks?: Yes

Sleep: I’m waking to go to the bathroom at night and I have stretches where I can’t sleep so I go downstairs to wait it out..

Best moment of the week: When S. made me breakfast when I was running late. It was such a kind and considerate thing to do.

Not so great moment of the week: My emotions were everywhere this week.

Braxton Hicks?: Not so bad this week, but always after church and choir rehearsal

Miss Anything?: A margarita. It would be nice to go to the restaurant with a book and indulge.

What I’m loving?: We moved our daughter into a toddler bed this week. She has been sleeping like a champ with no complaints and is super happy!

What I’m not loving?: I’m feeling anxious. We really haven’t…prepped anything. I know we have time, but…man…

Movement: Yes. Especially after eating.

Anything make you queasy or sick: So I honestly thought morning sickness was over. My colleague bought a cup of coffee back from the mess to his desk. UGH! I literally hunted around my space until I found out what that horrible smell was. That made me queasy.

Food cravings: I wanted pizza….badly.

Food aversion: Chicken, blech!

Have you started to show yet: Yes. I think we will retire this question soon too.

Gender prediction: #teamgreen, but I think it’s a girl.

Labor Signs: No!

Belly Button in or out?: Still in, but stretched

Wedding ring on or off?: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mixed bag.

Preparations for baby: Not yet.

Looking forward to: Visiting family in NC.

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