Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Baby W–22 Weeks


* Each bumpdate is from the week before. I am currently 23 weeks and 5 days pregnant.

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22 Weeks as of December 6, 2013

This Week:

Nesting has officially begun! Although, it had already begun in my preggers brain! I can’t get over the sense of relief I feel now that I know something is beginning to get done on the big to-do list of things to accomplish before baby arrives!

Baby This Week:

Baby this week is the size of a spaghetti squash! Baby can hear noises now from the outside so I keep telling Daddy to talk to baby! Baby’s eyes has formed but they are still lacking pigment. I wonder, will Baby W have Daddy’s blue eyes or Mommy’s brown ones?

Maternity Clothes:

Yes! I think I have finally worn all of the pregnancy clothes that Ryan bought me for my birthday at least once! My maternity skinny jeans and leggings are especially getting a lot of use as I love to wear boots when being outside! No soggy jean bottoms!

My mom keeps asking me if I am finding a hard time finding something to wear. Truthfully, I’m not. I wear a uniform Monday-Friday and lounge clothes at night. So really the only the outfits I need to assemble are on the weekends! With the maternity clothes I do have, I have lots of options to rotate outfits for 2 days a week!

Stretch Marks/Weight:

Nothing new in either of these categories! No new stretch marks besides a couple on one of breasts. My skin is very itchy though and I am lathering lotion on twice a day so that I can stop scratching!

I was having a particularly nauseous few days at the end of last week and the beginning of this week so food has been tough. Weight is still holding strong at –4 since the beginning of the pregnancy.  


Yes for me and now YES for Ryan!! At 22 Weeks and 5 days we decorated our memory Christmas tree together after supper. We were sitting on the couch admiring our tree, listening to the rest of the Wayne Rodstad C.D. I was snuggled up against Ryan and he was resting his hand on the side of my belly. All of the sudden the baby kicked hard! Ryan said, “Is that what I think it was?”

I said “Yup! Pretty neat, eh?”

He said, “Ya! That was cool! I expected it to feel stronger though!”

I said, “Well try feeling it from the inside like I can!”

We both had a pretty good laugh at that and we just laid there for 5 more minutes so Ryan could feel more kicking! Baby was performing that night at kicked Ryan a few times!

Food Cravings/Aversions:

I think baby was having a growth spurt this week or something. I was quite nauseous a few days this week. Food in general wasn’t very appealing until mid week!

The one food that has been consistently good to eat (as in easy to digest) since the beginning is cereal. I know that if I am feeling sick I can at least eat a bowl of cereal.  


Like I said above, I think baby might be having a growth spurt this week! Acne returned a bit this week, feeling nauseous, extreme fatigue and general yuckiness at the beginning of this week. Towards the end of this week I felt much better!

The belly to boobs ratio is almost surpassed! Meaning that for the most part, my belly now sticks out further then my boobs! It’s the little accomplishments, right?

What I Miss:

I did not like feeling like I did in the first trimester at the beginning of this week but I am glad it didn’t last long. I found this great and yummy non-alcoholic sparking wine this week that I intend on using at Christmas! So, I guess I miss nothing.

Labour Signs:



From the beginning of the pregnancy my dad always said the baby was a boy. Now, he has changed his tune. He is 100% on the girl train.

A old wives tale says that a girl will steal your beauty. For the most part, my skin has been better then it has every been. I am usually prone to acne and I have had very little during the pregnancy. So that tale says Boy!

Belly Button In or Out:

In but I am noticing it getting less deep!

Wedding Rings On or Off:


What I’m Looking Forward To This Week:

The end of the week? Ha ha! I am looking forward to all of the changes that happen daily at the house! I love getting things done off of the to-do list!

Daddy This Week:

Daddy this week worked really hard on getting your room ready little one! He scrubbed and painted all weekend long! It’s rare that Daddy will have a whole weekend off in the winter time and the fact that he spent his whole free weekend doing something for you says a lot!

Daddy felt you move! We were both pretty excited about that! I think it makes it seem more real that there’s a baby in there now that he can feel the occasional kick!


Take it week by week. Some weeks will be better then others! Hang in there!

Best Moment Of The Week:

By far the best moment this week is having the nursery emptied out and painted! Every chance I have, I open the door and step inside just to look around. I keep trying to figure out where the crib will go and what the final product will look like!

Linking up with Mama and Mou today for Baby talk!



  1. Looking good momma! I still have days occasionally when nothing sounds good to eat and I have been thinking it's due to growth spurts or a hormonal imbalance.

    My hubby felt the baby move for the first time when we were on vacation, it was so exciting!!!

  2. Ugh... my first comment got eaten! That's so awesome that Ryan got to feel the baby move. Baby W will get stronger and you will REALLY be able to feel him move. It's so bizarre watching your stomach move, or if I have something rested on my stomach it moves. Crazy!

  3. You look great!!!
    M had the same reaction with the baby kicks. But. Is the kicks are stronger! The baby kicked him in the ear this past week and M was like "I really felt that one". He loves talking to my belly and listening for a response! Haha.

    Glad things are going well!!

  4. OK, so now that Ryan has felt the baby kick, it's time for Auntie Jilly! hahaha!! You know, I'm not sure if I've ever felt a baby kick. Maybe when Kara was expecting... I've forgotten! You're looking great :)

  5. You are such a cute pregnant lady :)