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We’re at week 22! These weeks are starting to blur together and fly by. I don’t mind that. We are so stuck on baby names, so fingers crossed we will come up with something before he gets here! Baby is the size of a coconut and is almost a full 12 inches long and 1lb. It’s crazy how much he is growing.
Did you miss the Week 21’s Bump Update? Check it out here!
A Few Week 22 Highlights
Days of Strength Training: 0
I’ve gotten a bit lazy on these. I honestly have no excuses as to why I am not doing it other than I am more tired and spending a little more time on my blog.
Days of Other Workouts: 1
One long corn maze. It was our 10th year going in a row together and this was the toughest one yet. We did finish the entire thing though! (~5 miles)
This week: -.2lbs
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I am still hungry all the time. I found myself starving in the middle of the night and contemplating if I should get up and eat this past week. It’s like an immediate hunger out of nowhere. I am trying to eat smaller meals during the day to keep my appetite at bay a little better.
I think this might be partly due to me upping my water intake to prevent stretch marks (LINK), but I have to go pee a lot more than before. Usually I have some time to hold it when I am doing something, but lately it’s like the baby is pushing on my bladder and I must drop everything and go immediately. Since I am only 22 weeks, I am a little nervous about what this could look like in another 10-15 weeks!
Right now, I can stay in bed all night without having to go by going twice in the last 30 minutes I am up. Fingers crossed this keeps up.
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I am a stomach and back sleeper. To fall asleep, I usually have to go on my stomach. It’s the most comfortable. If you’ve ever been pregnant or even just imagine what it might look like if a person were to sleep on their stomach while pregnant, you know it’s virtually impossible. You’re stuck sleeping on your side and that’s not even comfortable anymore.
I have been waking up in the middle of the night and am finding it difficult to get comfortable enough to fall back asleep. I end up going on my phone for about 15-20 minutes to get my mind off it and then trying again. Sometimes I am up for 30 minutes, other times it’s up to 2 hours.
I swear this baby never flutter kicked. I used to get nervous as to why I wasn’t feeling the baby kick by the time I had in my first pregnancy. Now, this baby is kicking up a storm. I’m pretty sure bed time means party time for him while he kicks and punches me while I’m sleeping to wonder why I am not moving. Either way, that’s probably why I am waking up at night. I’m hoping this is not a sign of things to come when the baby gets here.
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Cravings and Aversions
My cravings have tamed down a little bit and I am more rational about what I eat… sometimes.
Stouffers Mac and Cheese: Still on the mac and cheese. I bought a few extra boxes at Target since it’s a little cheaper than where we normally shop at Wegmans.
Apples: Apples and everything. Apple pie, apples with salted caramel, sautéed apples, apple sauce. Basically, if it has apples in it, I want it.
Chocolate: I have always been obsessed with chocolate and it continues. I found out about Hershey’s Toaster Strudels this week and they’re delicious. It’s the first time I’ve ever had a toaster strudel (gasp! I know), but I may never turn back.
What I eat to try to curb the cravings:
Apples (since they’re healthy anyway!)
I need to get back to my frozen grapes as I think that will help