22 weeks.

My husband came home on Friday and we had a nice dinner at PF Chang’s where we celebrated my birthday and discovery of the sex of Baby R.  A friend made us a cake with colored candy in between the layers. As soon as we saw the color, I started crying and then immediately opened the envelope with the ultrasound photo inside. I wish I could share with everyone because I just want to shout it from the rooftops, but I promised my husband I would only tell those who asked so there can be some element of surprise. I am so looking forward to buying things for R and beginning the nursery!

Today has been a little rough. I’ve been letting comments at work bother me – these hormones are overpowering. And I’m sick on top of it. A cold front has been moving in which has brought congestion, a bloody nose, and a migraine. On top of that I am utterly exhausted. I have 18 weeks to go, or 4 months and 3 days. The third trimester is almost here; the countdown is on! 

Bump of the week, or BOTW: 

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How far along: 22 weeks

Total weight gain: still haven’t weighed in.

Maternity clothes: this is frustrating. I’m still in my maternity jeans and pre pregnancy dresses/skirts, but the dresses are getting shorter because the belly is growing too quickly. Shirts are a problem. I have a couple of maternity tops I’m rotating but normally I just wear a maternity tank with a cardigan over. I’m terribly depressed about my clothing situation. I can’t really afford to purchase new shirts and the old ones are quickly becoming too small. 

Stretch marks:  still no new ones that I am aware of.

Sleep: I’m ready for bed by 9:30/10:00 but I wake up every morning by 5 to use the bathroom. -.- 

Best moment of this week: definitely finding out the sex. 🙂

Miss anything: My pre-pregnancy clothes!

Movement: Lots! Slightly low, in the pelvic region. Mostly at night, when I’m hungry, and right after I eat. The kicks last about 20 min to an hour and occur at 15-45 second intervals. Some tickle. 🙂

Food cravings: more salad, root beer. Today I wanted an Italian Beef Croissant from Portillo’s. Too bad I’m not in Chicago.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not lately.

Have you started to show yet: haha 

Gender: it’s a surprise (to some). 

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out: Still in. 

Wedding rings on or off: on. 

Happy or moody most of the time: lately I have been scared out of my mind. I can’t explain it – just feeling terrified at random moments. I cried a little last night and when I woke up.

Looking forward to: my day off tomorrow.