22 Weeks + The Things I want to Remember

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. 


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

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

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


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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

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

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


  7. What a great way to remember your pregnancy!

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

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


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