A lot has changed since my last bumpdate. See that one HERE. I also talk a lot about pregnancy on my Instagram Stories so don’t miss those throughout the week!
Let’s start where I left off..
22 Week Bumpdate
I am still feeling amazing and I still have NOT BOUGHT a pregnancy pillow. I finally need one. It now feels like my belly is stretching so much when I try to lay on my side and it is so uncomfortable! I think a pillow may actually be too thick for what I need so I am going to grab one of those wedges as soon as I get home from Canada! Who else likes their wedge more than a pillow?
I AM POOPING EVERY DAY! Well, almost every day. I didn’t poop today but I usually do now. Unfortunately, it isn’t the good kind of poop. It is the wake-me-up-in-the-morning-because-I-am-sick kind of poop. My dr. told me to take Colace. It is definitely working, I just wish I had normal poop. I guess beggars can’t be choosers? It is just really awkward on our trip since we share a bathroom and my stomach wakes me up around 7 am. Not going to lie, I have asked Troy to step out on our freezing cold balcony while I used the restroom at least once already on this trip!
My boobs are constantly growing but now they are so vein-y. It is kind of gross haha (the veins anyway!) The new boobs are so fun! Troy said it looks like I have implants! The only complaint is when I get super cold. My nipples hurt soooooo bad for like 15 minutes when I get really cold. Is that weird or normal? It has been cold here in Canada so unfortunately it is happening quite often!
I haven’t bought maternity pants yet. Instead I just went up a size on a lot of my favorite jeans. Definitely a waste of money since now I can’t wear those for much longer either! My stomach doesn’t hurt and I don’t get sick when I wear tight leggings or pants unlike some of my friends. Dresses are definitely the most comfortable though! I will be in maternity jeans very soon I am sure!
Still haven’t worked out. Since January… We have done a lot of hiking and walking here so I am feeling good, but I definitely need to keep up the 30 min a day easy workouts when I get back.
Milly is constantly moving. I feel her ALL THE TIME ALL DAY LONG. Actually, when I go a few hours without feeling her I get worried and start poking my stomach. Such a mean mommy, right? Troy and I can both feel her kicking away. Recently it feels like she turned around and is kicking towards the inside which is soooo uncomfortable. I still love every minute of it though!
I am starting to feel pains around my ribs and lower stomach. She is definitely stretching everything out. The rib pain is super sharp and feels almost like a chest pain for around 10 seconds. The stomach pain feels like cramping. These are normal as your uterus is expanding to make room for the baby.
Oh, and get ready for the pee-every-5-minutes thing. IT IS REAL. As soon as I get up and walk around I have to go again. Especially now that it feels like she is kicking against my bladder.
I know I said I would talk about everytttthing but there are a couple of things happening that is really TMI, haha! Just know that if things are happening to you (down there) it is probably completely NORMAL and just call your dr or google it if you are concerned!
Isn’t she beautiful? Definitely super biased! Her little nose is so darling!!
She was checked out head to toe and everything is functioning perfectly. She is a week ahead, which we expected. They said she will really show how big/tall she will be around 30 weeks. She was 1 pound at 21 weeks. The doctor also said her head has dropped. What does that mean? Haha!
She kicked and moved during the entire scan. We got to see her swiveling her little head back and forth. She also put her hands behind her head like she was just chillin’. Oh and she was kicking away so it was really cool to see her legs and feet flex up towards my belly!!
Next time we go in at 25 weeks we will do the gestational diabetes test.
My First Breakdown
I am going to be completely real and honest with you guys. I had my first breakdown when I was packing for my Canada trip. I blame it on the crazy hormones going through me. I bought a lot for the trip and more than half of it looked horrible or just plain didn’t fit. I sat on the couch and had to take some deep breaths to keep from crying. So stupid, right? I actually LOVE getting bigger so I have no idea where it came from!? Did you guys experience this?
Oh and when I get super happy I cry. Immediately. I cried on the Price is Right TWICE so far because I was so happy for the winners. Definitely ups and downs haha!
Hope yall are loving these updates! Are you guys in your second trimester? Give me your bumpdates below! We are all in this together!