Wednesday, July 25, 2012

22 Weeks (7/20/12)

How far along? 22 weeks

Size of baby: 12.5 ounces and 11 inches. About the size of a spaghetti squash

Weight gain: Up 9 lbs at my appointment this morning.

Maternity clothes: I don't even know the last time I wore anything maternity. I live in comfy clothes during the week and either dresses or shorts and tanks in bigger sizes on the weekends. 

Stretch marks: Nope. 

Sleep: Not too bad this week. Still the usual waking to go to the bathroom 2-3 times. I guess I better get used to this till after Collins comes. 

Symptoms:Felt great this week! I got a headache once but took tylenol and it was gone.

 Best moment this week:So many things!! Hearing her heartbeat this morning (doc didn't tell me what it was but it seemed pretty fast so I would say in 150s still). I wish my Doppler at home picked up her heartbeat because it's the best sound ever. Painters come tomorrow to paint her nursery, we registered last weekend and I got her outfit that I think she will be coming home in. 

Movement: Oh yeah. Her kicks have gotten so much stronger and I don't have to concentrate on feeling her move. She catches me off guard all the time now. For my records-  I SAW my stomach move and felt her kick from the outside for the first time on 7/18/12 and Derek felt her kick for the first time on 7/19/12.  She is kicking as I type this :)

Food cravings: Does it have sugar? Then YES! (name the movie). That pretty much sums up my cravings. Candy, syrup, chocolate, if it has sugar, I want it. 

Gender: GIRL!!!! Collins Cate Lorson

What I miss: Not having to pee every 5 min! I swear I just get done going and 5 min later, I have to go again. 

Milestones: She is finally a pound!

So I had my monthly appointment this morning and everything looked great! She measured me for the first time and I was 3 centimeters bigger then I should be! Your supposed to be a centimeter for each week you are so Collins is measuring 3 weeks ahead right now! My doctor said she could have just had a growth spurt and will slow down now (this is what I think as well since I had those bad growing pains and my appetite has been out of this world), could be extra fluid or who knows what else. She wasn't concerned one bit. She said better her be big then small. I agree but I think I will watch what I eat more and get out and go for walk in the evenings. I have been slacking on the working out and need to get back to the gym. Also, I scheduled my appointments up until the end of October! Crazy that I don't have that many more appointments before Collins makes her debut!


  1. Elf. Right? :) I think (maybe, I don't really remember :o) my belly measured ahead for a while, and I only ended up gaining 20 pounds and Ryann was a 6 pound baby. Don't stress!

  2. ELF!!

    You look so cute, I am so sad that I am missing pretty much all of this pregnancy, but thank God for blogs! I still don't think you look that big!