Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ticker Change Day: 22 Weeks

Weekly Survey

  • How far along?: 22 Weeks
  • Total weight gain: ?: starting weight was 126.
  • How big is baby?: At 11 inches, baby is about the length of a Barbie but weighs about a pound and doesn’t have big boobs and unachievable body proportions.
  • Maternity clothes?: Yep
  • Stretch marks?: I haven't noticed any new ones; I'm hoping that I'm not just deluding myself...
  • Sleep?: I've been having some weird dreams lately. I don't remember them, but I wake up knowing they were weird. I'm also not feeling as rested, so it must be effecting my sleep more than I realize.
  • Best moment this week/Milestones?: Both DH and LM have felt outside kicks. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to deny their happening to everyone else and I am not looking forward to other people's hands on my stomach.
  • Movement?: I had a tense morning/afternoon on Friday. I hadn't felt any kicking and all the old tricks weren't working. I was just starting to get worked up when he got moving again. Talk about relief! I dunno if he was just taking an extra long nap or what, but he needs to not do that to me again!
  • Food cravings?: Mmm FOOD!
  • Belly button in or out?: Starting to get a little stretched out.
  • What I miss: Erm...hmm...
  • What I'm looking forward to: Viability day! Just two more weeks :)
  • Developments:  He has real eyebrows and eyelashes now (hoping they're as long as his brother's and daddy's!), which is more than we can say for Barbie – suck on that, doll! He's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises still lack pigment. He can  perceive light and dark, hear your voice, your heartbeat, your gurgling stomach, and the whoosh-whoosh of blood circulating through your body. As his brain and nerve endings develop, he may reach for his face (or whatever he can reach) just to experiment with his newfound sense of touch.
  • Other Stuff: 
    • The other day, LM put a sticker on my belly that I totally did not see until someone pointed it out to me. It had to've been there the better part of the day. I about died laughing :)  
    • LM has his first school picture day on Monday. I cannot believe this is about to happen! 
    • I can feel myself turning into a raging bitch, but can't seem to get a handle on it even when I'm conscious of it happening. Every.little.thing grates on my nerves and I just want to scream and throw things and then lock myself in my room and not talk to anyone. Obviously, I can't do that, but I want to.
    • I'm feeling Braxton Hicks contractions on and off now. I don't like them. Thankfully, I only get two or three and then they stop.
Belly Pic!