How far along: 22 weeks 0 days. Cricket is the size of a papaya! Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.10.5-11.8 inches; 12.7-20.8 oz. (*This will apparently remain the same info for a few weeks now as she gains weight and actual development slows down)
Total Weight Gain: 143.8 lbs. I didn't pee out the fluids from the hospital like we thought...I am honestly a little concerned. However, I didn't really GAIN any this week, so maybe if that keeps up it will be okay. Still, I'm way ahead of the game here weight-wise.
Stretch marks: Hip and thigh ones are flaring up from puberty.
Sleep: Because of my stupid hip (left) and Dr. Back realigning me, sleeping on either side has become a no-no for long periods unless I want to wake up Hubby yelling in pain. So, back it is. I prop a pillow under my right side so that I am at least leaning to the left a bit to compromise. Another pillow under my head so I'm not FLAT on my back, and 2 under my feet to keep them elevated. Plus the giant pregnancy pillow. I love the little nest I have created in my bed :) Some nights I sleep well in between bathroom runs. Others not. It's all good...it's infant prep :)
|22 weeks! Looks about the same.|
|The nekkid belly. He didn't really get |
the shot including my whole side, but oh
well. That tattoo used to look a lot
different in presentation, LOL.
What I miss: Ease of movement. That's about it.
What I look forward to: Viability! Being free of Pancho.
Medical Concerns: Hypothyroid, anxiety, migraines, severe back pain. Ready for the list? Syn.throid 50 mcg, Zo.loft 100 mg, Zo.fran pump, Iron, D3, D2, B12, Vitamin C, Folic acid, no more prenatals, Bene.fiber, stool softeners. Fentanyl patch, Fentanyl 200mg prn (every 4 hours) (if Hubby ever picks the script up from the pharmacy...), Flexeril a bit longer, Lidocaine patches, Tylenol 3 for the migraines - I will be off of a lot of these by next week.
This week saw Dr. Back 3 times (I wanted to kill him Monday, but by Friday, things were looking up.)
Saw Dr. Head Monday morning, as well. Also doing much better in that arena, added some more D to my regimen.
Weekly Wisdom: Sleep however is comfortable. If I can't sleep on my left side, so be it. I do my best.
Best moment this week: Dissipation of the morning sickness finally!!! Yeehaaaaaaa! Hubby finally getting a chance to get kicked by his kid :)
Worst moment this week: Still hurting quite a bit at work (very difficult to get comfy) and the addition of the extremely swollen feet is not helping. So I am very happy to get home to heating pads and a way to elevate the sausages at the end of my legs. The pain and discomfort is the worst part of it.