22 Weeks + The Things I want to Remember

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

22 weeks pregnant. At the same time, it feels like this pregnancy is flying, but when I think to September, it still feels like years away. I'm learning to embrace the day-to-day, live in this season of life and learn from it what I need too. There will be a point where I'm not pregnant, I have this little baby girl and in a fully new season. 
When my friend Chelsea was pregnant she wrote weekly about the things she wanted to remember. I LOVE this idea. Because honestly, telling you how much weight I've gained weekly isn't something I always want to remember. 

How far along: 22 weeks! 
Size: Baby Girl is as big as a coconut! At 21 weeks she measured a little over 15 ounces, so chances are she's about a pound this week! She's also measuring about 10.9 inches!  
How I’m feeling: Very pregnant. I finally have a bump, my back hurts by 5pm but honestly, I'm loving every bit of it. 
Cravings: All the candy. 
Nursery: Her room is pink and she officially has a crib! I melt every time I see it. Workouts: 30 minute walks! I finally got cleared of bed rest and now I can go on walks. I still have to take things slow, but my walks feel great.  
Movement: I think I felt her? Maybe it was gas, maybe it was baby.  
Things to remember: Building her crib was incredible. It was honestly very easy to assemble, but man, it was so surreal. It may be just a crib, but its literally the place our baby girl will sleep every night. 
I go into her room every day and immediately feel overwhelmed by her. It's where I go to pray for her, pray for us (parenting is scary!) and pray for us as a little family. The crib might not have a mattress yet but it was a huge step in getting ready for this girl.   
My 21 week appointment went so great. I was told my hematoma is gone! Bless. I was told I can resume activity, including 30 minute walks! It was nice to hear that we have been cleared and can hopefully have a "normal" pregnancy moving forward. 



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10 comments:

  1. you look so amazing! ahh over halfway there!!

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  2. I'm craving all the candy too but I'm not even pregnant :P You look fantastic!

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  3. Aw you look like you're loving it! It sounds like you have a great attitude, and thats ninety percent of the job.

    Marissa

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  4. I wish I had done weekly updates during my pregnancy, but I ended up doing monthly ones because I felt every week would be the same haha I never had any cravings or even any pregnancy symptoms other than my missed period and weight gain. I had a pretty basic and uncomplicated pregnancy so I didn't want the updates to get boring lol

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  5. Congratulations! I'm glad you're off of bed rest, that can make you so stir-crazy!

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  6. The crib is gorgeous! Love these pictures. Glad you were cleared of bed rest. She'll be here before you know it!

    -Jennifer
    https://maunelegacy.com

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  7. What a great way to remember your pregnancy!

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  8. You look amazing, very soon she'll be here, time goes by so fast. Enjoy every bit.

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  9. Such an exciting time, as you move forward toward greeting baby! Fun! (Also, that shirt is so adorable!)

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I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen

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