Tuesday, July 13, 2010

22 week update

From now on, the fruit comparison only goes by month. This is month five (weeks 21-24).

About Baby
-he is about 11-12.5 inches long and weighs about 12.25 ounces. Almost a pound!
-baby's brain is now growing rapidly (and that will continue for the next 5 years!)
-He is experiencing the sense of touch, and is practicing touching all his surroundings
-he also sleeps anywhere from 12-14 hours per day.

About Mommy
Weight Change: -2.5lbs this week, so I'm down about 35 lbs total. I'm trying not to worry about the weight loss, but it's difficult. Baby has always measured right on track, so I shouldn't worry too much about him. It's just weird to be losing so much weight, you know?

Symptoms/Feelings: Been feeling Ty move a lot, but still not really feeling super strong kicks. I can feel light taps, and thumps, which I guess count as kicks, I don't know what I'm really expecting to feel, though. I'm sure in a few weeks that will change and kicks will be more defined. His movement is really regular, though. Always around the same times during the day. I'm anxious to be able to feel/see movement on the outside, though.

Cravings: Soft pretzels, caramel apples, Mexican food (specifically beans and rice with salsa).

Appointments: Not until the 27th.

Anything big happening: We're getting our nursery furniture this weekend! Seeing Doug's dad, too! We're also going to find out about the two bedroom apartment soon, as well. We know there are two available in September, but we don't know which one will be ours.

Preparing for Baby: Like I said, we're getting the nursery furniture this weekend. We won't be doing much more than that until after we move. We did make a list of all the things we need, so if we end up needing to buy a lot of stuff, we won't be overwhelmed, and can put aside money for everything. We've been putting money aside, but won't buy anything until October. Also, we're going to be setting up a savings account for Tyron.

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  1. Shauna, you look FANTASTIC! I really, really wish I had that "looks like a pregnancy model" thing going on. I gain weight everywhere, not just in my belly! As a matter of fact, I usually gain more in my face. :) I'm so happy for you. You look really beautiful.

  2. Thanks, Colleen! That's such a nice compliment! :) I think it helps that the second trimester has been really good to me. I FEEL great, especially compared to the yuckiness of the first trimester!

  3. Very cute baby bump!! I am also Catholic. I know, that is weird coming from someone in Las Vegas. Nice to see another Catholic blogger out there tho! :)