22 weeks with Cheney

How far along?: 22 weeks

How big is your baby?: the size of a spaghetti squash--finally about 1lb!
Total weight gain: up 7lbs total

Sex: sweet baby GIRL--Cheney Katherine
Maternity clothes: Yes, living in comfy clothes for the most part! I had to go to Motherhood Maternity the other day to buy the dreaded compression hose (blech) & actually stumbled upon a really fun & comfy maxi skirt! Their dresses & skirts are also Buy 1/Get 1 half off right now!
Secret Fit Belly(r) Relaxed  Maternity Skirt
  Sleep: I've been having lots of stomach pains over the past week. Really bad cramping & a uncooperative Griffin have made are nights less than desirable. Hopefully that will change soon!
Symptoms: A horrible varicose vein on the back of my right leg. I mean, AWFUL. The OB actually gasped when she saw it on Monday & said it looked really bad considering I am not even in my 3rd trimester. She told me to wear compression hose & that it would most likely be a surgical fix. Lovely! Also, ever since last Wednesday I have been having really bad stomach cramps. Some are just a little uncomfortable & some hurt so bad that they stop me in my tracks. I had to get a cervical check on Monday (ouch)  & she was surprised to feel that my cervix has already softened. However, thankfully I am not dilated at all and my cervix is measuring correctly. I will drinking a LOT more water and resting more when I can!
Movement: Yes--baby girl is moving around a bunch! Last night while I was trying to fall back asleep I could finally feel her movements from the outside. I love that feeling so much. Makes it very real!
Best moment this week: Our good friends (and neighbors!), Jon & Amy, welcomed their baby boy, Ellis on Monday afternoon! We went to the hospital yesterday and I got to hold that tiny boy. I can't wait to hold my own baby in August!
Food cravings: Now that the weather is warming up, I am wanting lots of fresh fruit! I devoured half a tub of strawberries the other night. I have also been wanting water but only with a lot of lemon!

Belly button in or out: in.
What I miss:  I am ready to just not have these stomach pains anymore! It's hard to take care of 2 active boys when I don't feel great.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting started on our nursery...that has to wait until Griffin isn't sleeping in there:) 
During my cervical ultrasound yesterday I talked the tech into giving me one last peek at our baby girl. I am so glad I did; we finally got a good profile shot! Cheney was waving her arms all around & looked very chatty. I can't wait to meet our sweet girl!

1 comment:

Carol said...

Love that skirt! The clothes at motherhood are so cute, can't wait to shop in there again!
Hope your stomach cramps get better!