Our Five Ring Circus: 22 Weeks!

Monday, April 4, 2011

22 Weeks!

Even though I'm still sick, this pregnancy is flying by! It helps that I have two busy kids to keep me occupied!

April 4, 2011

How far along:
22 weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
All loss so far.

How big is baby? Nugget is 11 inches long and almost 1 pound.

How baby is growing: Nugget is starting to look like a miniature newborn. He/She is even developing tiny tooth buds beneath the gums. The eyes have formed, but the irises still lack pigment. Fine hair (lanugo) covers the body and there are deep wrinkles on the skin, which he/she will sport until there's a padding of fat to fill them in. The pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — are developing steadily. babycenter.com

Maternity Clothes: Not yet, and I don't think I'll need them. I put aside a bunch of empire waist summer shirts last year, and they will work perfectly once my belly rounds out!

Sleep: I'm sleeping well, other than the fact that I have to pee more frequently.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Baby gear shopping with Grant this weekend!

: Nugget is constantly moving! He/She kicked Grant in the leg on Saturday!

Food Cravings: Nothing yet, but I do tend to go for salad with french dressing when I'm hungry.

Food Aversions:
My list of food aversions is constantly growing.

Morning Sickness:
I'm incredibly nauseous 24/7, but I'm vomiting less than before. I'm still relying on daily Zofran to keep me from throwing up frequently.

We didn't find out! Our baby has been named since December, though!

Strong and frequent Braxton Hick's contractions, nausea morning to night, gagging, vomiting, headaches, breakouts, constipation, and round ligament pain.

Exercise: Getting moderate exercise 4-5 days a week on the treadmill. I keep up with it, because it makes me feel better, despite the all day sickness. I also have a bigger appetite on the days I get exercise.

What I miss:
Living my life without feeling like I have a constant stomach virus.

What I'm looking forward to:
My monthly appointment tomorrow (hoping for no weight loss lecture!) and seeing my belly round out.

22 Week Picture:

I tried to push out my belly! I have a tilted uterus, and I'm beginning to think it just hasn't righted itself yet. Because of that, everything, including the baby, may be positioned toward my back.


My sweet kiddos wanted their pictures taken, too!



  1. Hope you feel better really soon! hugs!!!

  2. empire waist line shirts were the only thing that i love about being pregnant in the summer! you are so cute!

  3. Hope there is some sign of a belly under that shirt! :P You look beautiful as always!!

  4. Oh my gosh, you look great! I was huge by then, but then again I carry 10lb babies and carry them ALL the way around...lol I hope you get to feeling better soon though! I hated getting sick my whole pregnancy too.
    I can't wait to hear what you are naming baby! :)

  5. I love the picture of Lexie by the flowers - so sweet!

  6. You look amazing! Happy birthday! I love the picture of you and the kids in the last post. Beautiful! I hope you start feeling better soon. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  7. I have an inverted uterus as well and was told that I carry my babies high and towards my back, so maybe that's whats going on with you. I had a weird look belly lol! It was like a tear drop. You look amazing!

  8. I hope you don't get a lecture too! How could you possibly gain weight when you've been so sick? I will admit that the time is going too slow for me. I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl and what the name is! LOL

  9. Another week down. Good luck at your appointment today!

  10. you look great despite the way you feel and still caring for the kiddos too! You can't win with doctors, it is either too much weight or not enough so don't even worry about the weight thing.

  11. I can't see photos loaded in photobucket at work, but I'm sure you look cute as a button! I can't believe how fast time is flying! Over half way there!

  12. I am still amazed at how sick you are during your pregnancy & yet you have an amazing attitude! I'm glad you are able to focus on the precious miracle that will be here before you know it! I still can't believe your 22 weeks already. It's flown by to me...although I'm sure you don't feel that way!

    I have a tilted uterus too. It must be a common thing?


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