Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 22.

Here we are in week 22! How exciting. I have another doctor's appointment this week, on Friday. I'm not expecting it to be super eventful or anything, but I think they start measuring my belly now and I'll get to see what my "official" weight gain is for the past month. Not this appointment but next I will get my glucose screening test to check for gestational diabetes. Apparently I have to drink a nasty sugary drink and then sit there for an hour and then they test my blood glucose levels. Sounds exciting! But that is next time, around 26 weeks or so. Then after that, I will start seeing the doctor every 2 weeks instead of every 4. That means I'm getting closer!

My parents came in for a short visit this weekend. It was fun to see them. Mom brought Lila some adorable outfits, including some beautiful hand-knit sweaters, hats and booties. Some of the cutest stuff ever! My mom is very talented! I know some of those outfits we'll put Lila in for her newborn photos or for photo sessions later on. We also went to Carter's and some yard sales and got a few more outfits for Lila. It's an addiction I'm telling you. We also found a Bumbo seat for $5! It's pink and was a little dirty, but we've got it looking pretty good. We have so many things for her already!

I'm feeling just fine. I've still got my daily heartburn and my Tums stash is dwindling, but it's not that bad at all. I love feeling Lila move around. She makes me laugh already. She is definitely awake late at night and early mornings but sometimes I feel her during the day, especially after meals. She is a strong kicker. We can see her kicks now, and if I sit there and count I easily reach 10 kicks in just a few minutes during her active times. I won't start official kick counts for awhile, but I have a feeling I'll have no problem with those.

Lila is over a pound now and the size of a papaya. She can hear outside of the womb, so we've been singing to her and playing music for her occasionally. Apparently she has eyebrows now and her brain is developing rapidly. This time next year, Miss Lila will be 8 months old! That's so hard to believe but so exciting to think about.

Here's what I'm looking like these days!

There is no hiding it now, there is definitely a baby in there. I'm getting a lot of weird looks from students around campus. I guess I'm young-enough looking to make them shocked for a second that I might be a knocked up student! It's kind of funny to see their reaction. I hope they realize that my belly is baby NOT beer.

Here is my weekly update!

How Far Along: 22 weeks and 2 days.
Total Weight Gain: 12-14 lbs? I'm waiting for my official weigh-in on Friday.
Maternity Clothes: Yep! Still need some warmer clothes. Just bought some maternity leggings and a top today. And BOOTS!
Sleep: Sleeping okay. Starting to get uncomfortable. I might need a good body pillow!
Best Moment(s) this week: Eating sushi and hearing my parents talk about Lila!
Gender: A girl!
Movement: She is moving like crazy. I can both feel and SEE her kicks daily.
Baby's heart rate this week: She stays pretty steadily in the high 140s or 150s.
Food Craving: Nothing really! Chocolate always sounds good, caramel apples (but it's fall, people!) and chai tea.
Symptoms: Heartburn, ligament pain/stretching, a little swelling in my feet after walking.
What I miss: Being able to ride rollercoasters and go to Zumba class.
What I am looking forward to: My appointment on Friday and getting this week done (I'm teaching 7 classes this week!)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  1. You look great, Lindsay! I just noticed that we both posted pictures really close together! I've already had to invest in a body pillow!! Chai tea has definitely been a craving of mine lately, too! :)

  2. I need a body pillow too. My back/tailbone is killing me. I hate sleeping on my side. I just toss and turn all night. Let me know if you like your pillow - they make a lot of pregnancy pillows but I don't know if I should get one or just a normal body pillow.