21 weeks down and over halfway there! This blogging thing is just as new to me as pregnancy, so bear with me while I get the ball rolling.
Being my first post, I’ll keep it short and simple. Below is an update on how I am feeling so far and how things are progressing with baby boy Feber. I can’t believe I’m passed the halfway point of meeting our little prince!
How far along: 22 weeks, 4 days
How big is baby: About the size of a corn on the cob, weighing in at roughly 1lb 2 oz
My weight gain: 12 lbs, belly measuring at 22cm
Maternity clothes: Not quite ready for everything in my closet to be full on maternity clothes but did buy some maternity jean shorts and skinny jeans – I love them! Definitely next on the list is bras, since I’m currently “busting” out of my regular ones! Lol
Wedding ring on or off: On
Exercise: Trying to get to the gym 3-4 days a week for cardio and some light weightlifting, and taking walks as often as possible
Sleep: Hit or miss, I have 1 good night then a restless night and so forth
Miss anything: Wine, martinis and margaritas! I also miss being able to push it at the gym with weights and doing abs, yes, I kind of miss crunches!
Cravings: Nothing daily or even weekly for that matter. Occasionally I crave junk/fast food and sweets. I have definitely been eating Mexican a lot more (which we already ate pretty regularly) so this little guy will probably love tacos, guacamole and chips and salsa, ole!
Symptoms: Tired and sneaking in occasional daytime naps. Sporadic forgetfulness and headaches. Lower back pain is really starting to kick in
Belly Button in or out: Slightly starting to push out
Movement: He recently has started to move a lot, especially at night when I am winding down for bed or trying to sleep. I’m also noticing movement (or kicks/punches) when driving in the car or sitting on the couch, etc. Basically when I’m not moving, he wants to get the party started again.
Mood: Feeling pretty good, happy with how things are progressing. Occasional hormonal mood swings and I did have a little melt down when we had to evacuate for Hurricane Matthew
Best Moment of the week: Today, we got to see sweet baby boy and hear his strong heartbeat! We painted the nursery on Sunday which makes me very happy to have that done! Also, baby showers are in the works, I am so blessed to have some amazing women in my life who love me and want to shower me and this prince.
What I(we) did/Got for the baby: We have registered for all sorts of great stuff and goodies and we painted the nursery! Time to decorate!
Doctor’s appointment: Had one today. Hard to catch him not moving but he had a great heart beat/rate: 154. Had a full heart eco where the Dr. looked at each chamber of the heart and listened to their respective heartbeat. They also checked the arteries that flow to and from the heart and all looks great!
Looking forward to: Decorating the nursery and my first baby shower in a couple of weeks.
Stay tuned for more updates and improvements to the blog!