Preggo Journal – Week 22

How far along:     Only 38 weeks to go… but who’s counting??

(Correction thanks to one of my readers:  I have 18 weeks to go.  Apparently I can no longer do math.  Should this be listed under the symptoms section)?  😉

How big is baby:  This week, according to websites that compare baby to the size of veggies and fruits, Brady is the size of a papaya.  🙂  (Hmmm, this makes me wonder to myself.  Have I ever even tried a papaya?  I don’t think so, but I kind of want to now).

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 Total weight gain:   My next doctor’s appointment isn’t until August, so I don’t have a current weight update.

 Gender:  Team blue!!

Name:  Brady

 Maternity clothesStill dressing the bump with my normal clothes (other than the one maternity sundress and two pairs of shorts I bought a few weeks ago), but I’m becoming more limited as to what still fits.  😉

 Sleep:   I’m sleeping pretty good, for the most part.  Still waking up several times a night to pee though.  Ha, ha.

 Best moment of this week:   Feeling more flutters and tiny movements.  It’s incredible!

Miss anythingIced coffee.  I missed it so badly, that I actually called a Dunkin Donuts hotline to find out how much caffeine was in their decaf iced coffee!  🙂  The caffeine in their small, coffee coolatta (with skim milk)  was so minimal that I felt comfortable splurging (especially since I’ve been so good about avoiding coffee and caffeine in general).

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MovementJust those tiny flutters and little bubble sensations.  I’m loving every one of them, because it lets me know that Brady is doing well and exercising his arms / legs.

 Food cravings:   I actually didn’t have any specific cravings this week, although I’ve definitely had a major sweet tooth.  I need to cut back on the sugar going forward!  🙂  (Although from the moment I became pregnant, I’ve really wanted stuffing.  So I was excited that stuffing was served at an anniversary party I attended over the weekend.  Soooo delicious!).

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Exercise:  I had SO much energy on Monday that I actually jogged a little bit at the end of my morning walk.  I didn’t run fast or run very long, but just jogging at all made me oh-so-happy!  Also, I have fallen in love with swimming.  My friend Liz and I try to go once a week, and Nate has agreed to go with me at least once a week as well.  It’s so refreshing and really works my entire body.

Anything making you queasy or sick:     Still not a huge fan of chicken.  But nothing makes me gag anymore (that I know of), so I’m incredibly happy about that!!

Symptoms:  Major upper-back pain every night.  But I feel great every morning and for most of the day, so I can’t complain!

 Have you started to show yetBaby bump is round and growing by the day!  🙂

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Happy or moody most of the time:    Happy!  This was such a great week for me, because I had so much energy and just felt so healthy.  I’m loving each summer day and living in the moment.

Final thought:  Happy Friday, my friends!!   🙂

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9 thoughts on “Preggo Journal – Week 22

    • LOL!!!!!! I laughed OUT LOUD, when I read this comment… and nearly choked on the spoonful of cereal in my mouth. 😉 It struck me as hilarious, because – honestly – I had run the math by my husband yesterday before posting. I told him, “I’m SO afraid that I’m going to do some sort of silly, pregnancy math in my head.” So he confirmed with me that I have 18 weeks left… And I still went ahead and somehow wrote 38. Ha!!!! Thanks for promptly bringing that to my attention. 🙂

  1. You can definitely have a little caffeine, no worries!! Pregnancy can be difficult sometimes, so go ahead and treat yourself every once in awhile! Looking great, momma!

    • Thank you so much!! 🙂 And my doctor said the same, a tiny bit of caffeine won’t hurt me, especially since I haven’t been drinking coffee on a regular basis since becoming pregnant. (I’ve had about one or two decaf cups a month, so nothing major at all). Sometimes, a cup of coffee is just sooooo needed! 🙂

  2. You look so beautiful!!

    And I think you’d like papaya…the trick is finding one that’s perfectly ripe and juicy. They’re so refreshing. 😀

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