Tuesday, April 1, 2014

21 & 22 week update

Sorry for the strange coloring in this photo. I need to find a better room in our new house for these photos! Speaking of the new house, we are all moved and settled in! That's part of the reason I missed last week. We are so very happy to be in our new home. It is so beautiful and we feel so blessed! Little lady has grown a lot in the past 2 weeks as well. She now weighs a whole pound! I can tell she's bigger when she rolls around and kicks me. We can see her kicking and not just feel it now. It's such a strange and wonderful feeling.

How big is baby: The size of a spaghetti squash | 22 Weeks 5 days

How I'm feeling: I'm feeling great again this week. I was VERY tired last week, but I probably overdid things with packing and moving. I don't like not having my full energy. I'm not so great at taking breaks or relaxing, but I'm trying to get better at it. My back hurt quite a bit while painting and packing, but I feel like that's expected. It's much better now!

Weight gain/loss: 9 lbs. One pound a week doesn't seem so bad considering all I ate during the move! 

Maternity clothes: I'm finding that maternity clothes make me look HUGE compared to my normal ones. The only thing that works are my maternity pants. ( I think it's partially because they're really well-made.) Dresses are my friends. :)

Stretch marksNope!

Sleep: I'm still sleeping pretty well. Now that my tummy is bigger I wake up a time or two when I change sides. I don't feel like I need quite as much sleep as a few weeks ago, so that's nice.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I still don't have any cravings...food sounds good all the time in general. I didn't do so great with eating healthy these past 2 weeks. It's a lot harder to make nutritious meals when your whole kitchen is packed away in boxes. Let's just say I ate a lot of Chick-fil-a. ;) I can definitely tell a difference in how I feel when I eat things that are healthy and when I don't. Now that the move is done, I'm back on the nutritious band wagon. Greek spinach salads are my current favorite...olives, artichoke hearts, hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, and some mozzarella. It's so yum!

Movement: Little girl moves ALL THE TIME. I read that she's only supposed to be awake for 6 hours a day, but it seems like more than that to me. She is kicking, punching and rolling around a lot more these days.

What I'm loving: I love being in our new house! It makes me so happy to think about how we'll be bringing our little one home here and raising a family. I walk in every room and imagine her in it. We can't wait until she's born!

Symptoms: Nothing really! I'm just bigger and hungrier! :)

Exercise: I tried to take thing pretty easy last week during the bulk of our packing, moving and painting. I knew I was already expending plenty of energy, so a brisk walk here and there was about all I managed. I'm back to running and barre again this week though. I'll take working out over painting or moving any day! 

What I'm looking forward to: FINALLY setting up the nursery. Jonathan says we should wait to buy anything much until after a few showers. We honestly need the gift cards, but I'm so impatient! We HAVE to buy a new car though. It's the tippy top of the list. All she has right now is curtains because I found them for a steal of a deal. Our little one could sleep in her basinet for a while, but that might kill me. I'm just praying that the Lord will provide for us and work things out. He has already blessed us so tremendously with this place, it's almost hart to ask for more! I've never felt like my cup has run over so much in my life. His grace is so rich. It brings me to tears to think about it all! We still have so many desires and things we are hurting over, but He has given all we need. We feel and see His hand of provision everywhere.

Best moment of the week: Moving into our new home! 

Mood: Overwhelmed with joy! 

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