Pregnancy Journal: 22 Weeks!

 Welcome to the latest installment of My Pregnancy Journal! 

How far along: 22 weeks on Monday!

 Baby is about the size of a papaya! 

Fun facts about Week 18: According to, baby is sleeping in cycles of about 12-14 hours at a time. She had more developed eyes and lips, and is looking more like a newborn than ever! Normal weight gain from this point on (for me) is about 1/2 pound per week. Yikes!

Due Date: February 24ish, 2013 

Boy or girl: Baby girl on the way!

Currently craving: Still lots of apples, but if I had my way I’d be eating doughnuts. Lots and lots of sugary doughnuts!

Currently Avoiding: Um, mostly doughnuts. 😀

Weight: 5 lbs total so far.

Sleep: My schedule isn’t allowing nearly as much as I need, but when I get the chance I sleep well. I’m starting to really feel her a lot at night, so I’m trying to really focus on bonding with her during those moments before I fall asleep at night, when I can concentrate solely on her. 

Recent Crazy Dream: I had one about some flu-like illness that was killing everyone. I think that’s because of the anxiety issues I’m having. Congestion brings it on HARD, so getting sick is a huge fear right now.

Symptoms? Still having trouble brushing my teeth without vomiting. Breathlessness, lack of energy…nothing else too specific. Maybe a tiny little bit of swelling, but nothing to worry about.

Health: Good! BP and sugars are looking pretty stable, so I get to go 3 weeks between visits this time! WOOO! I’ve been keeping extremely busy, but I think I’m going to have to start slowing down a little soon. A few days off wouldn’t be a bad thing right now. 

Movement: Lots! She’s really starting to move more frequently, which is fun. It feels more real, and it reminds me to think about her when I get too busy at work or running around at home. 

Names: Still no idea. At all.

Any appointments?: Not this week, thank goodness.

Any baby related purchases?Nope. Still holding off.

Frustrations: Too much to do, too little time. But who doesn’t have that frustration? My job is becoming more demanding by the day, at a time when I need it to plateau a little. I’m also a little worried about the logistics of work, day care, etc with 2 kids, and how we’ll possibly get everything ready for the kids to share a room by February. But, no complaining. At this point, I can only be thankful and very, very happy. :)

Bump photo?  Here it is! Just about 22 weeks, rocking the bump the best I can! 😀



  1. Congrats on baby girl! We literally named out son the night before he was born, lol. And my daughter… the day she was born, lol… no rush the perfect name will come :)
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  2. WOW! you doubled in size since I saw you! Looking good tho.

  3. Glad everything is going so well! I’m 16 weeks and feel out of breath alot, I guess that won’t go away?

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