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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bump Update: 22 Weeks


How far along? 22 weeks... Merry Christmas!

Size of baby: Sully weighs about a pound now and is almost a foot 'tall'! Think of a bag of sugar cradled into your arms! :)

Milestones: His facial features are becoming more distinct and he even has tiny teeth starting to develop under his gums! His eyes are formed, but still have no color. I wonder if he'll have daddy's big brown eyes or mommy's bright green eyes?

Total weight gain: I'm two pounds less this week, making me -15 from conception weight still! I am really shocked because I have been eating, eating, eating! 

Maternity clothes: Besides T-shirts and a few very baggy shirts I had before, I'm definitely needing (and much more comfortable in) maternity tops. As for jeans, I have a favorite pair of maternity jeans... but just can't get used to the others. I really don't like the nylon over my belly and they won't stay up otherwise. I've lost enough weight that my regular jeans will still fit and I wear those when my favorite maternity jeans are in the wash!

Unglamorous body changes: My belly button is finally starting to make itself more flush, but I'm still not seeing a linea negra. My skin is feeling less dry, but still itchy now for other reasons. Unfortunately one of our pups got fleas somehow and even though we caught and treated it early, you can tell they saw me as a blood feast! I have a few patches of bites all on my tummy and my back! Definitely not scratching, because I'm paranoid about spreading infection, but it's definitely made an already slightly uncomfortable momma less comfortable. Backaches are getting more frequent, but still none of the other things most of the books say I *should* be having right now. Like I said, I'm one lucky pregnant woman and I'm loving it!

Sleep: I really can't complain. It seems like for every two nights of sleep I get (deep, sporadic, but restful sleep) I have a night of tossing and turning due to hip pain and nightmares. From what I've heard, I'll take it!

Best moment this week: I finally had my first stranger ask when I was due! I know I'm a bigger girl... and lately I haven't wanted to leave the house much lol... but I was getting really antsy for someone to finally say something to me! It took me by such surprise I definitely stuttered and probably looked like I was making things up! She also asked if I knew it was a boy/girl and his name. She worked at the Hallmark here in town and she was so sweet! I also got two really sweet gifts in the mail from a really sweet friend! ...annnnnd finally being pregnant on Christmas was pretty cool! :D

Miss anything? I would give up ANYTHING for this baby and not miss it. I did have a small glass of champagne on Christmas though!

Movement: I think most first-time moms do, but I'm such a worrier! I worry that I don't feel him enough, or that I don't feel him strong enough... but realistically, I know he is definitely quite a mover and I should be happy! I plan to start using a kick count tool on my phone soon.

Food cravings: Taco rice with Mexican cheese still! Walter took me out to Chevy's and got me lots of yummy food with a virgin margarita! I love that guy! I have been wanting one of those for awhile! 

Anything making you queasy/sick? Nope.

Gender: It's a BOY! Sullivan James Wallheimer 

Labor Signs: Still a ways to go! :) 

Symptoms: hip pain, backaches, and intense hunger

Belly button in or out? In 

Wedding rings on or off? On for the holidays :)

Happy or moody most of the time: I'm definitely getting into the 'worried' stage, which I think makes me a little moodier, but Walter has been handling it and calming me down like a champ. 

Weekly wisdom: You will never know a stranger's story unless you ask... and as people we oftentimes make up our own stories for others to make them less-deserving etc. I've been trying to see the best of stories in others, even when things look differently.

What stereotype I embody: I'm hungry or tearful almost all the time!

What I bought this week: I bought nothing for Sullivan this week! But for Christmas he was gifted a recordable storybook of ''Twas the Night Before Christmas" and cute little skull shoes from Grammy!

What I checked off my to-do list: All but the finishing border is done on Sully's blanket!!!

Looking forward to: 2013! The year I finally get to hold a baby of my own!

Sweet gifts from Leah. Follow her blog ;) 

Sully's blanket!

Does he look like Daddy (left) or Mommy (right)?


  1. I am loving your blanket that you're making sweet Sully. I can't wait to see the finished product. I feel like I need to make Maggie something too! Not sure what yet.

    1. Almost finished! It's so awesome to make something for them! I can't help but think of his as I make it and really feel a bond with him :)