*How far along: 22 weeks!
*Gender: BOY! (A big boy…judging from his 3D ultrasound last week, or so his Daddy wishes)
*Weight: 129.3 pounds. Yes, I’ve gained 20+ pounds since the beginning of this journey 5 and a half months ago.
*How I’m feeling: Pretty good this week! Headaches have subsided a little, but now I’m welcoming a whole new ache in my lower back.
*Cravings: I’ve developed a hankering for ice cream and fruit lately.
*Emotions: Stressed. It’s been a pretty stressful week at work, and I have a tendency to forget to eat when I get busy so it’s been extra hard to keep reminding myself to eat something (healthy) during busy times!
*Sleep: I realized this weekend that I need at least 8 hours of sleep a night in order to be a normal, functioning human being (esp since I’ve given up coffee for Baby Z) – how am I going to survive once Baby Z comes along and that number dwindles to, like, 8 minutes a night?!
*Belly thoughts: I don’t think I can put off buying maternity clothes any longer. At first I was hoping that I could get away with wearing bigger pants (since maternity pants are so expensive!), but my belly is growing way faster than my thighs (I guess that’s not necessarily a bad thing, right?). Bigger pants may fit me around the waist, but the pant legs are so wide that I look like I’m anticipating a flood, not a baby. Time to go shopping!
*Dreams: A ton, but I can’t seem to remember any right now! Pregnancy brain strikes again.
*Thought of the week: Ever since the 3D ultrasound pictures, I’ve been obsessively worrying that Baby Z’s nose looks like…a baby piglet’s 😦
*Special Moments: I am a producer at a television station, and this weekend I was roped into being an “extra” in a live national broadcast. It was only until I got on set that I realized that I was supposed to pose as one of the teenagers in a program about high school dropout prevention. So if you noticed a pregnant teenager waddling across your television screen this weekend, that would be me – a high school teen cautionary tale. Lovely.