The pictures taken for week 22 aren't so great because the shirt I was wearing just kind of masked my entire body. It was comfy and I wasn't changing into something else at 10 p.m. last night, so it'll have to make do.
And even though the following picture is blurry, I think it shows what I'm looking on from the front (and holy cow batman, my boobs are ginormous).
I'm feeling pretty good! I've been trying to get back into going to the gym more often. I tried running on the treadmill a couple weeks ago and it was a complete failure. I felt like I could feel my baby bouncing around and then coming back down onto my bladder - it was not comfortable. So I just walk on the treadmill for 20-40 minutes, then do some weights and lunges. And even that workout exhausts me. I certainly have energy in the 2nd trimester, but I get worn out much more quickly.
The only thing that is really a complaint is the heartburn - but I've just been making sure to always have some in my purse and I'm good to go - easy fix!
Baby girl's movements are continuing to gain strength. Ian felt her move several times over the weekend and loved it. I think soon enough the movements won't become quite as strong because as she gets bigger, she won't have as much room to be knocking my belly around. Nothing painful - still an amazing, and weird feeling every time. There really isn't an hour that goes by that I don't feel her now. That part is incredibly reassuring, to know she's alive and moving and apparently quite active in there.
Speaking of getting bigger, she's now reached a pound and is about 11 inches long, about the length of a spaghetti squash. Her tooth buds are developing underneath her gums, her eyes have formed (although irises have no color yet).
I have 126 days to go. That hardly seems like very much time!
Up next, a post about our weekend full of making baby product decisions: registering and picking furniture.