Week 22 - Papaya Wow. Where has the time gone? My life has seriously been speed racing right in front of my eyes. There is just so much going on. In my last post, so long ago, I announced our big news, that we are having a baby!

Now, I have even more great news, we are having a baby girl! We are super duper excited to finally know what we are having, and to finally be able to start shopping for her. Today, I can’t even believe that I am 22 weeks along. 18 weeks left before I get to meet my little angel.
Week 6

When I look in the mirror each day, I don’t feel as though my belly is growing at all, but then I look at the pictures I’ve taken so far, like the very first at 6 weeks, and I am quickly put back in my place. She is definitely growing in there, which definitely makes sense with my rapidly growing appetite. To give you guys an idea of how the pregnancy has been going so far, here are some fun questions to catch you up on our journey…

How far along: 22 weeks

Gender: It’s a girl! #pinkandglittereverything

Its a girl!

Size of baby: Papaya

Sleep: Sleep for me has been hit or miss. I developed carpal tunnel a few weeks ago from the pregnancy and the pain has gotten so bad it’s kept me up at night. Luckily I found certain sleep positions seem to help, and my ability to sleep through the night has gotten a lot better.

Cravings: The only real craving I have had throughout this pregnancy so far is Frosties from Wendy’s. Other than that I’ve only really had food aversions, which is no fun.

Baby movement: I can feel her rolling around in there. And just recently I’ve felt a kick or two while touching my belly. Hopefully hubby will feel them soon!

Challenges so far: The carpal tunnel has been my biggest challenge, it’s a daily struggle for me at this point. Also, I run out of breath a lot now. When I am talking to someone, telling them a story or something, I find myself needing to take a break just to catch my breath.

Best moment so far: Our second trimester ultrasound. We got to see so much during this ultrasound, and finding out the gender was the biggest highlight.

Maternity Clothes: Only bottoms. I just bought my first maternity top two days ago, and honestly I only bought it because it was super cute! I’ve pretty much been wearing maternity jeans or leggings with oversized or fitted tops that I just pull over my belly.

Miss Anything: My old jeans. I have a huge stack of jeans right now, some still with the tag on, that I just cannot wear. I am very excited for the day I can get back into them.

Symptoms: Short of breath, carpal tunnel, back pains, and break outs. That’s the bad. The good? My hair is gorgeous, I don’t have to pee a bunch, though I am sure that is coming, and I have the biggest appetite ever. Seriously, if I eat a meal I am immediately hungry no more than an hour later.

Belly Button/Body Changes:  My belly is definitely growing, my belly button is still in but its flattening out. No stretch marks as of yet, and I’ve had to go up quite a few bra sizes!

Mood: Pretty good right now. Now that I’ve been able to sleep more my mood is a lot better.

Looking Forward to: Starting our registry and going in for the next appointment to hear my favorite sound, her heartbeat.

On My Mind: There is a lot on my mind right now. We have so many things to do, to buy, and to plan in order to get ready for this huge change in our lives. I am so excited for the day that she will finally be here, but at the same time I want this pregnancy to go slow, just so we can get everything taken care of. I’m sure if I had way more planned right now I would still feel behind, but I do think we have a long way to go and only 18 weeks to do it! I’m trying not to stress about it, I just want this time and this exciting event to be special, and I want everything to go as smoothly as possible. And though I know we will never be fully prepared for what’s comng, I’d like to do everything we can to be as prepared as possible. I’m sure every mommy to be has the same fears and concerns, I know I’m not alone, I’m just trying to stay focused on the excitement of it all. We are having a baby! Our lives are about to change in ways I can’t even imagine. And I know no matter how unprepared we are by the time she gets here, she won’t care one bit, because she is going to be one loved little girl!

I’ll be posting another update soon! If anyone reading this is expecting and is doing “bumpdates” leave a link to your blog below so I can check it out!!


  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    More than half way there! You make a beautiful pregnant mama! I wish I blogged when I was pregnant with my boys. This is such a nice way to journal everything and share with the baby when she gets older!

    • Thank you so much! That’s exactly why I’m doing it, I think it will be so much fun to go back and read my posts!