Twenty-two weeks tomorrow. Wow. I can’t believe how relatively quickly this all seems to be going by. Maybe it’s cause I’m still in the fairly easy mid-stage, no huge belly or major discomforts yet. I’m sure once I get near 30 weeks time will drag from then on out.
Just thought I’d post some updates since it’s been awhile. My belly is slowly but surely growing, emphasis on the slowly. People are starting to notice, but I definitely know a lot of people who have popped more by this point. One thing’s for sure, which might contribute to the not-super-obvious bump; this baby is lowww. And she almost seems spread across instead of popping out and up. I only feel kicks very low, and usually on the ride side. My belly button is still a big old indent and deep, and even though all the apps say by this point my uterus should be reaching above my belly button, that is not the case. I think that’s why it’s hard to tell if I’m pregnant or just strangely chubby in my lower abdomen; I don’t have a big rounded-out bump yet. I guess when you start out with a thicker middle to begin with, it hides the distinct baby bump until you’re a bit further along. Anywho.
I’m feeling good during the day. Only in the last week or so have I noticed that if I have a particularly long day at work, I have a bit of lower back pain at night. I’ve also been trying to sleep on my side (my left side, as they say we should), although I do often wake up in the middle of the night on my back. Then sometimes in the morning I’ll have hip pain, which must be pregnancy-related because I normally sleep on my side anyway.
My husband and I finally redeemed my Valentine’s Day gift from last year just yesterday, for a couples massage. That was delightful. She said my legs/thighs were suuper tight, which wasn’t helping my hip pain. Hopefully she relieved that for a little bit.
Movement has been the biggest milestone this week! I went from is that gas?- to – ohhh okay that’s a baby, in a matter of a day or 2. When I lay down at night on the couch I’ll feel her bumping around over and over on my lower right side quite a bit, especially between 8-10pm. It’s definitely a cool, weird feeling. I’m hoping she stays super low so I won’t get to experience any of those painful rib kicks people are always talking about.
The nursery is really coming together! Pottery Barn officially has all of our money. Besides the furniture which we’ve had for a month or so, her bedding came in this week, we have our rocker and chandelier ordered, and I’ve been on a constant Etsy-hunt to find accessories/wall decor. I’ve made a couple good finds so far, and now we just have to pick out the perfect paint color to tie it all together.
That sums it up nicely for now. I’ll keep ya posted in the coming weeks!