Baby #2 Highlights
How Far Along: 22 weeks (Need to catch up? Here’s last week.)
Size of Baby: 11 inches from head to toe, about the size of a spaghetti squash. No spaghetti squash for us this week. That’ll have to be an adventure we embark upon another time.
And there are no “baby size” pictures this week because a) I couldn’t find a spaghetti squash and even if I did, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be 11 inches long; b) I was not inclined (nor did I have the time) to go around my house with a ruler measuring random things to find something that was 11 inches.
I know. Bo-ring! But after the sleep depravation this week, we’re lucky to have this post at all.
Big Brother Caedmon: We’ve had a great week this week. Husband has been off all week and we’ve enjoyed having Daddy around. One day when he left for a while, Caedmon was upset, saying, “But I love Daddy. I want him to come home!”
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +8 pounds, according to my doctor’s visit two weeks ago. Still not weighing at home. It’s just not any fun. My next appointment is on Monday, and I’m thinking I might have to go on a diet starting…Sunday night…so the scale won’t read quite so heavy when I step on it Monday morning after eating Christmas food all weekend. Not to mention all the cookies I’ve consumed since last week.
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much only in public. At home, I still wear my regular sweats & t-shirts.
Movement: Yes, but I’ve noticed that she seems to be much more calm than Caedmon was, even during her busy times. I’m hoping that’s a good sign.
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping well. In between the doorbell craziness and Caedmon’s weird dreams that cause him to yell in his sleep, anyway. I still wake up exhausted even though we’ve gotten to sleep a bit late a few days this week. Caedmon had a hard time getting over his ear infection/hideous gross cough, so I think he’s been extra worn out. It hasn’t meant longer naps in the afternoon, but I’ll take the extra time in the mornings as much as I can get it!
Symptoms: Crazy dreams. Mild, occasional reflux. And the hips don’t lie…they hurt. Seriously, I felt like a 100 year old woman this morning when I got out of bed. I wish I could go to the chiropractor every day. But that would be a bit stalker-ish and probably wouldn’t do any good anyway. He’s explained why that happens and it has to do with some hormone your body produces when you’re pregnant. Apparently mine likes to pump it out early and in large quantities. Yay. But still, it’s worth it.
What I Miss: Nothing, really.
Cravings: Nothing in particular right now.
Best Moment This Past Week: Just getting to hang out with my guys!
What I Am Looking Forward To: Christmas!