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Thursday, February 22, 2018

22 Week Pregnancy Update + Baby Purchases

21 Weeks
22 Weeks

How far along?
22 weeks and 1 day

Baby’s size: He is the size of a spaghetti squash and is almost one pound.

Weight gain: I've gained a total of 10.2 lbs.

Energy: Still holding strong with my energy levels, although some days more than others, but overall I can't complain.

Appetite & Food Cravings: Still enjoying sweets! I never pass on the dessert menu when we're out to eat. I just can't so no to ice cream and gelato right now! Which by the way, I had the best strawberry goat cheese ice cream by Cirsea! It has such a unique, tangy and rich flavor. On that note, my next doctor appointment in three weeks is the glucose test...which means I've got to get myself under control before then!

Things I Miss UPDATE: I hope I'm not judged for saying this but a nice cold beer would have been great this past weekend. It's beginning to get warm here in Charleston which means time to put the boat in the water. And an ice cold adult beverage goes hand in hand with that. But it's all worth the wait!

Workouts: Last weekend I had one of the best workouts since being pregnant. I had so much energy throughout the entire red zone class and it stuck with me the whole day. I'm not sure if it was my breakfast choice that fueled the workout or what, but I would love for it to continue. Meanwhile, I'm still getting my fair share of time on the treadmill, which can be boring at times but I feel so much better afterwards. 

Sleep: I've decided to forgo a pregnancy pillow but we will see if that decision remains the same in the coming months. Two king size pillows and three regular sized ones seem to be doing the trick at the moment.

Movement: The best feeling ever and I love it! It's really hard to put into words. It's so comforting to feel those sweet little thumps in my belly. 

Wardrobe: I'm now the proud owner of three pairs of maternity jeans. I must say, being petite throws an extra layer of issues in the shopping for clothes department. The jeans I bought are way too long, but I'm rolling them for now to make due. Other than that, they are pretty comfy. And in the meantime, I'm determined to find petite white jeans for spring. Preferably some that I don't have to get altered. Suggestions welcomed!

Baby Items Acquired: My mom came in town last weekend and we took advantage of some of the President's Day Sales. Here's a peak at some of the things we got.

These onsies are so simple and cute. I figured I can probably never have too many of them. My mom also couldn't refrain from buying him a sweet little stuffed animal, similar to this one. When I was born, I was given a stuffed animal and named him "baby." I ended up taking that thing everywhere with me, so I'm hoping to find a similar stuffed animal for him as well. I also purchased a cute sail boat I found at the Mt. Pleasant Mall to go on the non-existent bookshelf I've yet to purchase. This one is similar.  It was just too cute to pass up!

I also finally got the glider that I've had my eye on for a while now, similar to this one. Oh, and I'll be sharing some nursery inspiration photos soon. And I couldn't do all that shopping without purchasing some things for myself. I bought this soft PJ set and this over sized night shirt. There's nothing better than being comfy when going to bed. And these are actually not maternity, but I figured the over size fit would work perfect for my growing belly. And last but not least, as I mentioned, it was time to move on to maternity jeans. I didn't want to invest a lot in these with warm weather just around the corner, so I found a good light and dark jean wash and also a  black pair. I've linked some of the same or similar products I bought below.

22 Weeks
21 Weeks


1 comment

  1. Congratulations! This is such an exciting time that goes by quickly, so enjoy every minute. I got some white maternity jeans at Loft last summer. I’m petite and they have short and petite maternity sizes. Most of their styles are maternity versions of their other clothes.


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