Pregnancy Update - 22 Weeks!

Week: 22. :)

Due date: They changed it back to November, 28. That will be my 25th birthday!

Symptoms: Same stuff... Tired, nausea, heartburn, back pain, cramps (can't tell if it's ligament pain or Braxton-Hicks).

Feeling: Less worried, more excited. :)

Cravings: Sweets.

Aversions: Anything with a strong odor.

Sleep: My sleep was never good to begin with and now it's awful!

Health: Ok. They have to do some more blood tests to check for various things. They think my weight gain might be caused by diabetes or a thyroid problem or something.

Exercise: I go for walks, that's all I can really do without getting awful stomach and back pains.

Labor signs: The cramps worry me but I'm told they are normal and not a sign of labor.

Baby's size: 11 inches and nearly 1 pound!

Weight gain: 30 pounds, yikes!

Movement: Baby is SUPER active. We can see my belly moving from the outside already. I swear, she seems so strong! It can get uncomfortable at times but it's really reassuring to always feel her moving.

Stretchmarks: Not really. I feel like the ones I got on my hips with Kaylee are getting a bit darker.

Gender: Girl!!! They confirmed it on 3D ultrasound.

BabyCenter update: At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

Other stuff: At this point, we call the baby Brynna. Kaylee has been calling her that for months now and we feel like that's her name. I can picture telling her later on that her big sister named her. :) Kaylee also brings presents and piles them on my belly, and still gives my belly check ups with her doctor play set. She makes up songs and sings them to my belly, today she was singing, "I love you, baby sister Brynnaaaaa," It was so adorable. I start crying whenever I think about meeting our new baby, holding her, and seeing her bond with her sister and daddy. I can't wait to be a family of 4, I feel so blessed!


Carole said…
Lovely update, Camille

Kaylee might get a bit jealous later on. One of my friends thought her eldest was loving the new baby until it was about 5 weeks at home when he "asked when is he going back, Mummy?" When he realised the baby was a permanent feature he packed a bit of a sad!
Faith Konrath said…
I love it! You are just a few weeks ahead of me:) I hope you will link up with my Mommy Moments post next Monday so we can all follow along with your progress:)
Rachel-Ann said…
love the ultra sound photos :) there always so magical. i think its great kaylee named her. that will be an amazing story.
Mary said…
Brynna is a pretty name. Kayleigh chose well! I hope everything continues to go well for you, I enjoy your updates.
Cami said…
Aww what a nice updated :)
YAY if the due date is on your cool!! :)
I love the photos <3
SOO HAPPY FOR YOU!! That is so precious that K named her :)
Brandi Yee said…
I love your updates! I was just thinking the other day how I wish my blog had been around when I was pregnant. It would have been so fun to keep track of milestones and share with people :)
Brandi Yee said…
I love your updates! I was just thinking the other day how I wish my blog had been around when I was pregnant. It would have been so fun to keep track of milestones and share with people :)
It's great the way you are documenting your pregnancy. You will treasure these posts in years to come as we often forget the small things. Thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday :-)
Faith Konrath said…
Thanks for linking up! So sweet:)
Sara said…
What a cute blog! I'm about as far along as you in pregnancy, so I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Excited to hear more from ya!
abubakar siddik said…

that makes me sad too. i cannot handle it and i too cannot see why people are so against same sex
couples. it in no way affects anyone else except the people being denied the right to marry. one day
we will look back in shame.we treat the cause not the symptom.
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