Week 22 Bumpdate

How Far Along? 22 weeks, which doesn't seem too far along, but then I think of the 18 remaining weeks and have myself a little panic. Even more scary? 120 days is the countdown. I have a feeling that once we hit the double digits, a freak out may occur (poor husband...).

Musings on the Weekly Photo: Truthfully, I felt really blah for a couple of days this week, this day included. Everything felt puffy and I kept getting winded and bending over seemed harder and the bump felt VERY MUCH THERE all day long. And that belt was whipped into the backseat of my car as soon as my work day was over. The bump definitely gets bigger in the afternoon vs. the morning, so between eating lunch and all of my water, I felt like I was being cut in half.

Sex: Girl!

Weight Gain: 16lbs. I had a minor freakout to my doctor at my appointment last Thursday. This sounds crazy, but I really haven't gone crazy with the cravings. I'll indulge here and there, but for the most part I've really tried to keep it all under control and balanced! So as I've seen the scale continuously creeping up, I panicked. But my doctor assured me that everything looks good, and as long as I keep moving and continue to keep a balanced diet with the occasional indulgence, I should have nothing to worry about. She also said that a lot of women who don't gain much in the first part of their pregnancy, tend to gain towards the middle and then even out at the end. Moms, is this true?!

Maternity Clothes: Full panel jeans as often as possible and my trusty Liz Lange black and white tanks are still my saviors. All of my tunic-type tops fit well, and my more fitted tops are good, though there's definitely no hiding the bump while wearing those. Now that the weather has cooled down, I'm waiting for the internal go-ahead to start rotating leggings, ponchos, and wraps throughout the fall!

Baby's the size of... : Corn on the cob (which made me gag a little) or a Nalgene bottle. The Bump says she's the size of a coconut - 10.9 inches and 15.1 oz. Holy moly - almost 1 pound!

Nursery: We're getting there! The walls are painted and Brian's installing crown molding next Sunday! I'm still debating rug options but once we get that done, we'll start putting the pieces together. The crib is boxed up and in our garage, but we have it! And the dresser we're buying from Ikea, so we just have to find spare time (haha what's that?) to get to the store and actually buy it. Our bedding came in this week and I'm IN LOVE, so I'm pretty anxious to set the crib up so I can see it all together.

Movement: Feels like it slowed down a little this week, which freaked me out but the doctor said is normal. I also found out I have an anterior placenta, so apparently that can serve as a buffer to not feel movement as much until a few weeks farther along than I am now.

Symptoms: Pretty good this week! Still have random nausea every now and then, but not too bad. The whole getting winded thing is real (and annoying) and I'm finding it the tiniest bit more difficult to just get up quickly if I'm sitting down. My tailbone and left side of my lower back have really been bothering me too, which is frustrating.

Brian: Wonderful, per usual. He gets excited about the smallest things, and is SO amped about all of the work he's doing in the nursery. I think it's the first way he's really felt like he can be included in the baby coming, which is the sweetest.

Sleep: Not so hot. I'm a back sleeper so trying to sleep on my sides has been hard, especially with my left side of my back being so sore. 

Workouts: Three really good, long walks, which felt SO nice. I'm taking my workout gear with me on our trip this weekend and hope to fit in at least 1 good walk in my parents neighborhood.

Cravings: Sour Patch Kids. Bacon cheeseburger (I had one it was DELICIOUS). Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches, which made for excellent lunches this week. Lemonade, like real, natural, tart lemonade.

Aversions/Dislikes: Chicken is weirding me out, completely out of nowhere. Cigarette smoke still makes me gag. 

Annoyances: Bad drivers and inconsiderate people top my list this week. Donald Trump's patronizing voice really irked me the other day, like to to the point that I had to turn off Good Morning America. Allergies - they're driving both me and Molly crazy. Having to fly tonight without Xanax. Seriously, call me a bad mom, but I haven't flown without anxiety meds for years now, and I'm already anxious about how I'm going to do. Just trying to stay calm and relax but... annoyed.

What I Miss: Being able to go, go, go like I usually do. My body is definitely telling me to take it easy. 

Best Moment This Week: Hearing a good, strong heartbeat at my appointment last Thursday!

Looking Forward To: Flying home for the weekend for my first baby shower! I can't wait to see my people and just spend time with everyone. It's a quick trip but will be so fun!


  1. First and foremost, top knot game is STRONG. Claps for that.

    BAH I also had a "later, belt!" moment immediately after getting into my car earlier this week. And.... also ripped my bra off mid-commute on the way home sitting in traffic. I'm such a lady!

    Will you show pictures of the nursery paint once Brian is done? I'm so excited to see it. J had the crib assembled pretty quickly so that won't be a stressful project for you guys #TeamKendall

    My allergies are bonkers this week, also!

    For your flight, download the Calm.com app. I LOVE IT. It has different guided meditations and while girl, I like a Xanny as much as the next WASP, closing your eyes with gentle rain sounds and a soothing voice talking to you for 15 or 30 minutes? It is worth a shot. SAFE TRAVELS! xo

  2. I hope the flying goes okay! Good luck! Enjoy your baby shower!! It must be so exciting that it's all getting so close!