Well, we are officially past the half way point - actually, we've been past it for 2 weeks now. Holy moly where has the time gone! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was standing in the middle of my bathroom, wide mouthed, staring at two pink lines. It has been a surreal adventure thus far and I am even more excited for the last half of this experience.
How far along? 22 weeks
Size of Baby D? The size of a papaya (approx. 11 inches and now weighs a full pound!). At this stage he likely has his own sleeping pattern down pact now and sleeps about 14 hours a day.
Total weight gain? As of my OB appt on Monday, I am up a total of 10 pounds.
Gender? Sweet baby boy - Jaxon Daniel
Maternity clothes? I got my order in the mail last week and although everything is super cute, my belly needs to get a little bigger for everything to fit properly. Out of the whole order, the only thing I can wear right now is the leggings only because they don't have the band over the belly (they fit right under my belly). So for now, I am still sporting the belly band and elastic trick, and of course my new leggings. Everything else is still my pre-prego clothes.
Sleep? It's been pretty good lately -- Although I get up 2-3 times a night to use the washroom, I fall right back to sleep instantly and wake up feeling like a slept like a log the whole night. In fact, I'm convinced that I am now so used to getting up in the middle of the night now that I am still half asleep as I pee. Some mornings I wake up wondering if I actually did get up during the night, or if I dreamt it lol
Belly Button in or out? Still in but it is inching it's way out more and more every week!
Best moment of the week? Hearing his heart beat and my doc telling me that he is a very healthy and active baby boy! I can't remember exactly what his heart beat was at this appointment, but it is still VERY strong (she jokes every time that if it wasn't for the blatantly obvious ultrasound evidence, she would still put money on it being a girl).
Miss anything? Was definitely missing bud light lime this past weekend! This is really the first time I have actually missed alcohol. I think it has to do with the fact that it was Spring temperatures out (until we had a freak snowstorm 2 days later). The sun and warm weather always makes me want to kick back with a BLL!
Cravings? Chocolate cheerios - weird, I know.
Symptoms? Frequent pee breaks. Linea nigra has made it's appearance, although it is still very faint. I'm still experiencing an extremely sore right hip (and now lower back as well). Some days it gets to a point where I can barely walk and when I do, I almost always have to have support otherwise I would just fall to my knees. Oh the joys of pregnancy!
Mood? Very content and excited :)
Upcoming appointments? Next OB appointment is scheduled for April 1st.
Looking forward to? Having Ryan feel him move, finishing the nursery!