Whoa, what a crazy crazy weekend that was for me! It was so go go, blogging this on Friday just wasn’t an option when I had kids being thrown my way to babysit on top of working and a blogging event to attend to that night, shooting a wedding, and trying to figure out my new iphone that Matt totally surprised me with! [more on that soon] Sooo happy its Monday and I’m ready to get some stuff done this week!
The 22 week bump is growing nicely these days. I swear it looks a bit bigger in photos than it does in person. And I’m realizing it totally depends what you wear on whether or not it looks huge or not. I ran into a blog reader last week who’s first comment was, “Oh you’re much smaller in person than you look in your photos” haha, I wasn’t sure if that is a good thing or not. I honestly don’t care too much how big it gets, as long as the baby and I are healthy and I would obviously prefer not to have a ton of stretchmarks. So I’m lube’n it up! Big time!
In honor of it being the first day of fall when we snapped these photos, here is a fall setting with the preggo belly. Weird to think this babe is much bigger than those little pumpkins in the crates behind me. Sometimes I feel like I have soooo much time until the baby gets here, and then other times … I about freak out because I think it is coming so fast and it definitely isn’t going to slow down anytime soon! I mean having a baby right after Christmas, you KNOW December is going to just be a blur with all the Christmas parties and activities. And before that is hunting season of course so I probably should have Matt start his ‘project list’ a little earlier. I’ll have to get on that. Bossing Matt around I mean … duh.
How far along: 22 weeks, 5 days
Sleep: It’s my brain I tell you … not the baby. I just can never shut it off at 5:30am. So this week I’m going to work on getting my schedule back on track. Because I’m finding myself going to bed later and waking up super early and feeling great … untilllllll 9am hits and I’m about to fall asleep on my keyboard. Other than that though, babywise … sleeping great. Love feeling the kicks in the morning and throughout the night. Although I do realize that means when it is ‘out’ … it will be awake and a bit louder.
Best moment this week: I seriously was soooo flattered with how many people came up to me at the wedding I shot on Saturday telling me I’m so cute pregnant and saying all these sweet comments. People know how to make a preggo girl feel good about herself when the day before she had a pair of jeans that came up to her knees and stopped. I definitely realize I’m at the ‘cuter’ stages of pregnancy before the belly gets insanely huge so I’m appreciating this stage a lot. Who knows, maybe my outfits on these posts will slowly transform into being sweatpants, big t-shirts, and messy top knots. Trust me, somedays I already want to do that. But it is fun dressing the bump too! Just harder with ‘hipster’ style in right now. The whole bra and high waisted shorts just ain’t gunna cut it for me now.
Movement: Tons of kicks and rolls all day everyday! I notice some days are a bit more busy than others. Absolute favorite part of pregnancy.
Miss anything: A skinny face … which so happened to disappear way prior to the pregnancy BUT I am thoroughly enjoying this stage in life and trying not to worry about it but just be healthy and obviously cautious about what I eat. Gotta feed that baba right!
Food cravings: Not really anything specific. I got to eat some pulled barbeque pork this past week which was a hit with the baby.
Maternity Clothes: Yes, I really didn’t think I would ever buy ‘maternity’ clothes but I seriously had to finally cave and buy some tops and other essentials. Love the maternity leggings that come up to your boobs. Along with the bella band is a life saver. Still thinking I might have to cave and buy some maternity jeans but I haven’t had to yet. I’m down to one pair though. And of course tons of maxi dresses which I’m going to try to work in the fall warddrobe if I can. So happy its boot season though!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling great lately!
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender prediction: Guessing we’re having a boy! Could be wrong of course, but I’ll be super surprised if its a girl. I love not knowing. And yes, I’m a huge planner too.
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: Out, well its more so flat.
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy Happy!
Looking forward to: Our doctor’s appointment TODAY! Headed to it now!
How is Zoey handling the news: Zoey happened to get a kick in the face a few times the other day while I was editing and she was laying her head on my belly. Made me laugh so hard but she didn’t seem to understand that it wasn’t me that did it and that there is a little something in there kicking her. She is clueless I’m pretty sure. Scary, she’s gunna have a rude awakening. We’ll prepare for that with more bones and toys of course.