22 weeks today and my body has once again amazed me. I gained 3.2 pounds this week all while trying to eat healthier and not overeating. I talked to the nurse at my OB office and she said it is totally normal to gain that much weight around the middle of pregnancy and that I should not worry. I guess that's easy for her to say since she isn't inflating like a balloon. This weight gain has led me to my next approach...babyfit.com. Basically I go on the website and put in everything I eat. The program will total up my calories, fat, and everything else for the day so that I can change my diet if it's not as healthy as I want it. Hopefully tracking everything I put in my mouth will slow down my weight gain a little bit.
Henry is doing good. He is moving around like crazy and will kick me when I put pressure on my stomach. Andrew has been able to feel him a few times and my mom got to feel him once.
I am feeling good. I have had more energy this week and have been trying to get out for walks in the evening. My belly picture above looks huge in my opinion. I am going to blame it on my lunch I ate right before taking it.
* How far along?: 22 weeks.
* Total weight gain: 13.2 pounds
* How big is baby?: 15oz-1.1 pounds and 7.9 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: None.
* Sleep?: I keep having bad dreams.
* Best moment this week?: Playing with Henry in utero.
* Movement?: Everyday and all day.
* Food cravings?: Cucumber
* Labor signs?: A few BH contractions.
* Belly button in or out?: Still in.
* What I miss: Fitting into jeans that actually have a button and zipper.
* What I'm looking forward to: the weekend.
* Milestone: Henry is making his own antibodies this week.