This week has been a whirl wind, but definitely for different reasons than any other week.

No exciting find out the sex like in week 20, but exciting like we’re installing hardwood floors (still). You’ve seen the first day and second day of work, but I’m going to hold off on sharing more until it’s all done. Hopefully soon! We’ve been couch-less and tv-less since Saturday, which isn’t too bad, it’s just nice to have a couch to plop down on when you’re tired instead of scraps of carpet or bare floor.

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Week 22’s veggie looks at length of the baby, not overall size. Little Hunter’s not this big yet. Be prepared for a big change next week as we go back to overall size

How’s baby growing

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he’s even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you’d be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he’ll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily. — from babycenter

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More kicks

Every week Hunter’s kicks get more and more noticeable and not just to me. The other night after a very long day of working on the floors I was laying on my back/right side (kinda halfway between both) and there were some big kicks going on. I took Jacob’s hand, placed it on the right side of my stomach and he got to feel them too! It was so cool sharing them with him.

Usually they stop when Jacob tries to feel but on that particular day it was the first time of really resting so they were in full force. Loved it. 🙂

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Tired and sore

So I’ve talked about our hardwood floor install project. Well it makes me tired. Like really tired. I think just the fact of standing on my feet all-day-long over the weekend drained me. I took breaks as I needed to and would sit on the floor, but just the non-stop go go go of it exhausted me. I can’t work like I used to pre-pregnancy!

We’ve started moving some more things around and even just that makes me tired and sore. It’s funny because I’m really good about working out, but then get me doing something new for a few days and I sure feel it! Obviously change is good for the body, especially when you’re looking to make changes to it…. I’m just not looking for those changes right now. Just a few more days to go….

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Eating for 2 (at least)

I’ve been such a hungry beast lately! I’m sure it’s because of all the extra flooring work. I feel the need to snack all day long. And I’m not necessarily snacking on bad things (minus all the handfuls of tortilla chips), but it’s just a lot.

I’m definitely not trying to limit my food. I figure if I’m hungry then I should eat. Gotta get nutrients for both me and this little guy. But still, watching that scale creep, creep, creep up every week is a little tough sometimes.

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Workouts

The fitness front is still going strong. I didn’t end up running this week just because I was already super sore from the weekend. Instead of running I did do some incline treadmill walking which I really enjoyed! It definitely got me working and sweating. Here’s how the week went down:

Friday: 60 minute AM full body strength training class, then taught an unplanned 60 minutes of body pump
Saturday: rest (well installing floors all day)
Sunday: rest (again installing floors all day)
Monday: 30 minutes of incline treadmill walking (+ floor install in the evening)
Tuesday: rest (+ floor install in the evening)
Wednesday: will teach 60 minutes of body pump tonight (+ help move kitchen appliances out to install floors)
Thursday: will teach 60 minutes of cycle (no floor install stuff for me that night!)

I see a lot of rest in there, but I assure you, rest does not seem like it really happened.

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Random bits

  • How far along: 22 weeks, 7 days
  • Total weight gained so far: 19-19.5 lb
  • Number of sleep hours I have needed this week: 8
  • February baby projects: nursery + begin registering

We’re half way through the week! Seems like it’s flying by.

What are you looking forward to most this hump day?

Heather

 

0 thoughts on “my pregnancy: week 22”

  1. Phew! Its gotta be hard work installing those hardwoods preggers! I used to love doing challenging tasks (i.e. outdoor work) when I was pregnant- made me feel like super woman 😉 You continue to look fabulous and inspire!

  2. week 22?? wow time flying by!
    incline treadmill walking is one thing we miss doing, we did notice our legs and butt get nice and firm from doing that on a daily basis a few years ago, we loved. maybe one day we can afford to get ourselves a treadmill for the home!

  3. I love your blog! It’s been such a great source of inspiration and recipes. You’ve alluded to researching on birthing methods, and I wanted to share an article that discusses a growing trend of unnecessary tests and treatment to newborns and moms. Not that home births are without safety concerns but it’s something to read about. Hope to hear your thoughts. http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/02/home_birth_can_be_safe_for_mother_and_baby_.html

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