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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Week 22 - 2nd Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms, Overview, Updates, etc.

Week 22 - Feb. 5-11

Our baby boy Calvin Lee is due June 17, 2016!

Spent some time looking back at my previous weeks' pictures and holy crap! I thought I was getting so big in those early weeks, I thought that bump was significant at 14 weeks! But now I'm like, nope, I really didn't even look pregnant yet. Haha. It's just funny how it felt in the moment. Can't wait to look back at these pictures lately and say, wow, that belly wasn't nothin'! Haha.
Then I look at the 5 weeks picture and say, man, I sure hope we can get back to that some day. It seems so far away. Then at the same time, I'm really happy with my body right now and I think, I want to look like a woman, not a teenager. Maybe I don't want to go back to that. Haha. We'll just have to see how it goes I guess. Honestly, my big thing is, "if I don't get back to where I was, that's a lot of clothes to go to Goodwill and a lot of new clothes to replace them. New clothes = money". Is it bad that that's always my first thought...?
So that's the pregnancy brain train of thought this week anyway. Lol.

Maternity Clothes:
Down to about 4 pairs of comfy pants, which I can make work during the week. It's leggings and dresses for the weekends. I've been liking wearing tighter tops lately. I just feel even bigger when I wear more bulky things like sweaters. I'm about finished with the skinny jeans that have no stretch, they are seriously suffocating my ankles and calves haha.

Emotions are still going good.

I had one craving for an iced shortbread cookie, so although I had lunch in the fridge at work, I went and got Bread Co. (Panera to those outside St. Louis Mo) just so I could have one. I've been really working hard at not snacking after dinner and I've had a couple excellent days this week. Hoping to keep up the good work in that department. 

Sleep & Dreams:
Getting comfortable sucks. I roll over a million times per night. I know it has to be bugging Justin at this point too.

I've had normal amounts of energy lately. Not overly tired. It still really depends on the day though.

Walked Friday, tried to walk Saturday but my sister arrived earlier than expected and picked us up in the midst of our walk lol. Did a weights and yoga ball workout Monday during breaks while making dinner. Did three workout videos Tuesday for a long workout and felt super awesome about it. I usually only workout for 30 min, so this 1 hour workout made me feel extra good. It was cold and windy and sometimes snowy this week so going for walks was not an option I wanted to take.

Physical Symptoms:
Round ligament pain is back with a vengeance after a few weeks of a break.
More zits. They seem to like the chin and nose area this week. Super. And they're kinda hurty too. My skin is just so oily lately. Seriously. I'll wash my face at 6 am, and by 7:30 it's just an oil slick.

For three weeks I wrote down when I felt 3+ movements around the same time during the weekdays. I took this information and made a little chart. With this chart I discovered that Calvin's most active times are around 10:30 am, 1-2 pm, and 8-9 pm. Pretty interesting right? And it's crazy how accurate it is.
Also, I saw my belly move for the first time on Sunday (21 weeks, 2 days). It was ever so slight and it happened twice in a row, and it was pretty cool to see. 

Favorite Moments of the Week:
On Sunday Justin came up behind me and put his hands on my belly and whispered that he had to sneak up on us so Calvin wouldn't know he was there. He's convinced Calvin knows when he's trying to feel him and intentionally stops moving. Haha.

Baby Purchases:
None this week. Just need to paint the rocking chair and create Calvin's name decor for above the crib and the nursery will be finished. But we have plenty of time so I don't know if we'll be working on that anytime soon. Wish the baby shower was sooner so we wouldn't have to be rushing to get leftover things in the month before he arrives.

What I Miss:
Laying on my belly, not having to roll around in every direction to get comfy at night, laying on the couch comfortably, overall I just miss being comfortable.

Random Thoughts:
What if I never have time to sit and do my makeup for an hour like I like to do on the weekends?
Can I still wear purple lipstick and push little Calvin around at the grocery store?
No, I don't plan on changing my colorful makeup habits just because I'm gonna be a "mom," but what if I just don't have time for heavy winged liner and neon orange lips? That idea is somewhat worrying. I hope Justin is ready to just watch Calvin on Saturday mornings so I can at least have one day a week where I can wear my favorite full-face fun makeup.
I like to take 5-10 minutes to do something basic, but more than that, I love those days when I get to just sit and play with my makeup: no rush, no stress, just being creative and having fun.

Thanks so much for reading!
Alaina and Little Calvin

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