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22 Week Bumpdate

22 Week Bumpdate

And just like that another week has flown by! I know that this time the days are passing so quickly because we’re traveling. I feel like time just passes at a different rate when you’re constantly go go going. Today is actually our last (and 8th!) day in Amsterdam, but we’re not coming home quite yet! Tomorrow dark and early we set off on a train to Disneyland Paris! I’m so excited, I can hardly stand it. It’s going to be so magical.

In case you missed my post earlier this week, check out a few tid bits and pictures from Amsterdam! I plan to share much more when we return, but I had to let y’all in on some fun facts I learned!

Enough about our travels for now because today is all about that bump!

How Far Along? 
22 weeks today
Size of Baby: 
A coconut!
He weighs over the 1lb mark y’all! 
He is also about 11 inches long. 
Weight Gain: 
I’m not positive since we’re traveling, but I think it’s safe to say I’m somewhere in the 12-15 lb range. Who knows, I always think I’m going to gain a lot of weight on vacation, but we walk so much that I end up coming home the same as I left! But you know, hungry pregnant lady, so I guess we’ll see when we get home!
Maternity Clothes:
Yes! I’m comfortable in a lot of my normal shirts, but some are starting to get too short. As for bottoms, I prefer maternity if I’m wearing jeans/jean shorts, but I can rock my prepregnancy athletic shorts and yoga pants. I have a lot of cute cold weather maternity clothes that Nicole let me borrow for our trip.
Stretch marks: 

Sleep is starting to get iffy. I’m getting more uncomfortable which makes it hard to go back to sleep when I wake up to potty in the middle of the night. I’m also wide awake around 5-6am. Some nights I take half of a Unisom just to get a full night sleep! Other than that I’m doing pretty good. I’m still hungry all the time and dealing with yucky allergies and congestion.
Salty snacks, buffalo sauce on everything, tuna sandwiches bonus points if it’s from Subway or Potbelly, cereal with milk, apples with peanut butter or chocolate hummus. Pretty much the same as the last month. My sweet tooth has picked up a bit on this trip!
It’s a boy!
I’m going to get real with y’all. I’m much more anxious this time around. I feel like I know so much more about everything that can go wrong than when I was pregnant with Chloe. I think I was pretty oblivious with her, and now I’m hyper aware of all of the different complications. I think my anxiety is starting to subside now that I can feel him move more often. Other than that I’m super excited to add this little boy to our family.

Not a lot going on, but I did by a lamp and a pillow at Target the other day! I’m looking forward to working on it when we get back from our trip.
More and more each day! He’s starting to get stronger and I can see and feel some movements from the outside. I’m hoping to get a video once he really gets going.
I’ll go ahead and refer back up to symptoms. Sleep has been hit or miss lately. The hardest is getting back to sleep after my middle of the night potty breaks.
Still going strong! I squeezed some workouts in before we left for Europe, but since we’ve been here, we’ve been walking so much that workouts aren’t necessary! I did bring some workout clothes and went to the gym to do the treadmill and a quick weight workout one day because I could. I’m hoping to do that one more time on this trip. Nothing crazy, just a little something to get my heartrate up even more!
What I Miss: 
Sleeping on my stomach and comfortably on my back!

Belly Button in or out?
It’s gotten much closer to being flat the past couple of days!
Wedding rings on or off? 
Labor Signs: 
None really. I’m starting to get the occasional Braxton hicks contractions. It’s not very often, mostly when I’ve been walking for long periods of time. {Which has been every day lately!} Nothing out of the ordinary though!

Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Nothing about Chinese food sounds good to me, so I just avoid it. I’m also vehemently against the smell of fish and fishy smells. I about died walking through the seafood portion of the Albert Cuyp Market the other day! 
Best Moments The Past Weeks: 
Flying in business class and exploring Amsterdam! I can’t wait to share about out whole trip with y’all!
Looking forward to:
Heading to Disneyland Paris on Friday!
There you have it! 22 weeks down and about 18 more to go. I’m finally in the “honeymoon” phase of pregnancy and not disliking quite as much of it. I’m looking forward to enjoying the rest of our trip and then heading home to start preparations for this little one! Stay tuned for my next “bumpdate” at 24 weeks. You’ll see plenty of bump pictures before them with all of my travel posts though!

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