Sunday, October 25, 2009

21-22 Weeks, Pics and A Video!

Here I am! So sorry for the absence! Is it true though? Did it make your heart grow fonder? I doubt it, so here is the 22 Week survey, 21 and 22 week Belly Pics AND (since you are all so understanding) a link to the video we shot of Abigail's room last night. We got her crib and the rest of her furniture built (Thanks, Ben and Dad!) and a good chunk of her laundry done (Thanks, Mom!). My goal is to have it all finished by Thanksgiving so we can relax and enjoy the holidays with each other and our families.

How far along? 22 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss:Gained three whole pounds over the past month, but still at a loss overall.
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants every day. Regular shirts are growing less and less common, especially with my recent growth spurt.
Sleep: Still loving it but not neeeeeeding the way I was in past weeks. I think I'm in the "feeling good, second wind" part of pregnancy. I still get the occasional nap, but not as often as I used to.
Best moment this week: Getting ALL the nursery furniture built and celebrating our second wedding anniversary!
Movement: She bounces like crazy and I can't get enough of it. I already know I'll miss this.
Food cravings: Smarties. Yes, the sugary, nasty candy. I love them!
Labor Signs: No, thank you.
Belly Button in or out? Getting more and more shallow.
What I miss: Nothing at the moment...
What I am looking forward to: Our next appt November 18 (hopefully with my regular doctor, not her partner-more on that hopefully this week).
Weekly Wisdom: Make the decisions that are best for you and your family, not ones that will pacify others. How you deliver, feed and raise your child is your business. Don't let others opinions sway you from what you feel will work best for your family.
Milestones: Right now, every day is a milestone. I am more pregnant than I have ever been, so everyday is a huge deal. Our goal is 40 weeks, 37 at the earliest, so every day is one day closer to our goal. (Same as all the other weeks, but still how I feel. I know this has been the same pretty much every week, but it's stiiiiiiiill how I feel)
I have to add, RLP and sciatic pain have started over the past few days and they are NO JOKE. Sweet Baby Jesus, it will knock the wind right out of you or leave you curled in the fetal position for a considerable amount of time.

So what is Abbey up to this week?

Watch what you say -- Abbey is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, she is starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks and as to when they stop and start.

All that^ stays the same until Week 25, so don't expect another fruit picture for the next few weeks!

And now the promised Belly Pics- look for the "Pop!"!

21 Weeks
Annnnnnnnnd 22 Weeks

Someone had a growth spurt...and I can feel it! She feels more settled into my pelvis. I still think she is breech, just like she has been this entire time. I feel her feet waaay down low and less movement up higher. She still has plenty of time to turn herself, so I'm not worried.

And to fulfill my final promise, the link to the video of Abbey's room! This comes with one stipulation- you can NOT watch it if you don't agree to look over the clutter and general chaos of the room right now! If you can agree to that, here is the link: ClickMe.

And that's it! I really am going to try to be more diligent about my blogging this week-I've really slacked off lately! I just need more hours in the day!


Anna said...

Just wanted to stop in and tell you've I've been catching up with you on your blog recently ... LOVE the colors of the room. How neat that you are using a desk for the changing area ... that is such a great idea!

Anna :)

Anonymous said...

Giiiirrrrllll, I love smarties!

And, I really love seeing your belly, nursery, and getting the baby shower invite. My heart is so full for you and you, Ben, and Abbey are truly in my prayers.

Love you!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Thanks for the update, Cate. I was worried about you (I'm sure you gathered that from my email) :) LOL
LOVE THE NURSERY!!! The video was precious - especially of Ben opening the hair bow drawer!! Very cute - he's going to be a great daddy!!
Hugs and prayers,