Thursday, September 10, 2009
Pregnancy Post: Week 22
Well, I am now either 5 or 6 months pregnant, depending on who you ask (some say you change at 22 weeks, and others at 23). I feel like so much has happened pregnancy wise lately between the nursery, and the new baby developments! Here are a couple of updates from the week:
-I am now definitely feeling movement, and Justin was even able to feel a kick or two the other day.
-Most people can tell that I'm definitely pregnant. Though I have to say that when people say "You're hardly showing!" I'm never quite sure whether that's meant to be a compliment, or what, because um, my stomach didn't look like this before. I am pretty obviously showing. On the other hand, I do appreciate the "You look great!" comments, which affirm that I am showing, but haven't totally ballooned yet. Although I feel like I have!
-I am enjoying being able to eat pretty much whatever, and not gain much weight, even with minimal exercise. This was NEVER the case pre-pregnancy. Since high school, I've had to work hard to stay at a reasonable weight. I better not get into the habit of this though! Let me tell you...I am hungry all the time. Especially for pizza. If pizza's on the table, I WILL eat pizza anytime.
-We've received some incredible gifts, including our first giraffe outfit, which Kaitlin thrust in my direction with an, "I'm sorry, but I HAD to!" By the way, I love it. I just didn't really want to go for a giraffe themed nursery! Lisa also sent me a belated birthday/early baby present in the form of an Old Navy gift card with the instructions to buy some maternity clothes, which I have ordered and can't wait to share. It was great timing because most of my regular shirts aren't long enough anymore. Also, Lisa knows me too well--the gift card was not in one of the "typical" amounts, and my total was exactly ten cents over the amount on the card. Perfect! Such blessings!
-Elizabeth is approximately the size of a papaya, or about 10-12 inches, and 12-20 ounces. She's also settling into a sleep pattern of about 12 hours a day. Luckily, she doesn't keep me up too much during the night at this point.
-Lastly, for the first time during the pregnancy, I really feel pretty good! I'm tired all the time, but what's new?!