Saturday, July 26, 2014

Baby Bumpdate: Weeks 20-22

It's been quiet here on the blog and I sincerely apologize...we've been very busy and we had a trying week last week. Big pregnancy scare started at 21 weeks: I started cramping and spotting bright, red, blood. Not only that, but we were out of town in a rural Mississippi town for the Elmore family reunion....certainly not a comfortable place to be while you're freaking out about possibly being in preterm labor and the scary thought of losing your baby. My doctor knew and advised us to go to the ER if the bleeding worsened, which, thank the Lord, it never did.

I have been working a lot lately and doing a lot of non-work activities and I believe the stress just got the better of me. Adam put me on strict orders of no more than 2-3 days of work and no more volunteering unless he's able to help me. I took the entire week off of work and though I'm still tired, I feel much better since the cramping and bleeding stopped. Silas and I had lots of good quality time together and I'm excited to spend more time at home with him so we can have a better routine and so we can address some of the "terrible twos" phenomenon.

Case in point....

 Serious meltdown with no known origin..

I still love him!

Here's a picture from Week 20...

I skipped Week 21 because of the scare..I just couldn't bring myself to take a picture with how I felt. Look how much the belly changes in two weeks though!

How far along: 22 weeks

Total weight gain: 9.5-10 lbs

Maternity clothes: So far I've been wearing the maternity shorts I had with Silas, but I will have to break down really soon for some cold weather clothes and any kind of shirts that are bigger than what I have now..it's getting hard to find things that fit!

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: I've had a few nights of sleeping so hard that I don't even get up for the bathroom which is kind of great, but makes me think I'm dehydrated.

Best moment of this week: Feeling better tops the list, but also getting time to relax and hang out with my favorite almost two year old was great!

Miss anything: Energy and the ability to run. I tried to run while playing with Silas the other day and it was just pathetic.

Movement: Elijah is a lot like his big brother, super active at all times of the day and night, but it is such a blessing to feel him moving around in there especially with our scare.

Food cravings: Blue Bell Magic Cookie Bar ice cream is an almost nightly ritual after Silas goes to bed...it's amazing!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Umm....stress I would say.

Have you started to show yet: Definitely!

Gender: Boy!

Labor signs: Not since last weekend, thank you Jesus!

Belly button in or out: The top is poking out and the rest is flat..so weird.

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: I'm going to say moody because I can easily be happy one minute and super frustrated, tired, or crying the next.

Looking forward to: Finishing up my last week of more work than I should be doing. I'm still going to work until I just can't, but definitely will not be committing to a 5 day work week again anytime soon.

I'm off to enjoy the rest of my weekend! I hope you have a great one too!

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