I hope you all had an amazing Easter! Ben and I spent the day at home, enjoying each other’s company. :) Ben made a super yummy dinner and we just had such a wonderful day. I felt baby boy kick UNDER my ribs for the first time. That was a weird feeling! I was lying down on my side, so I was kind of at a weird angle and I think that’s why the kicks were under my ribs since my uterus isn’t up that high yet. Although I read that when babies stretch they stretch the uterus. So it’s possible he’s stretching and getting his little feet under my ribs. And boy let me tell you, that was the weirdest feeling! It hurt haha. I can’t imagine when he gets bigger and stronger! I also read that some girls get their ribs dislocated by kicking babies!! I’m worried! haha
My mom was in town for a few days this week! It was SUCH a huge help having her here! She cooked, cleaned, walked Gunner, and kept me company while Ben was at work. It was seriously such a blessing having her here. It gave Ben a chance to relax from the constant cooking and cleaning and caring for me and Gunner ON TOP of a long day of work. We really really appreciated her being here! My dad’s cousin Kris, her husband Ross, and their son Jon drove my mom to and from the airport and so we got to visit with them which was SO nice!! They brought snacks for me to enjoy while on bedrest and some baby clothes for our little guy. So so kind and thoughtful of them!
I had my weekly check up with my perinatologist on Wednesday and she said that my cervix is stable!! Woohoo!! It’s still very short and I’m still at high risk, BUT it’s stable and not getting any shorter so that is AWESOME news! Just need it to stay that way! According to the measurements that my perinatologist takes, my weeks actually turn over on Tuesdays rather than Fridays. So tomorrow (Tuesday) I will be 23 weeks already! Moving right along and just one more week until we hit that magical and critical 24 week mark! Next Monday and Tuesday I go in to get steroid injections which will help the baby’s lungs to develop faster in case he comes out sooner than his due date. That will be such a relief to have that done.
Now, I’ll just take a moment to gush, once again, about how INCREDIBLE my husband is and how unbelievably good he is to me. He never once complains about having to do all of the cooking and cleaning. He works LONG hours at his job and then comes home and takes care of the house, me, and Gunner. He always makes me feel beautiful and loved. Basically he is just the absolute greatest and my appreciation for him grows more and more every day.
How far along: 22 weeks 6 days
Total weight gain/loss: Up about 12 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes! Love love love dressing the bump! :)
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping ok, but I have to get up so often throughout the night that I don’t feel totally rested in the morning!
Best moment this week: Hearing that my cervix was “stable”!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Movement: Yep! He is getting SO strong!! I felt him kick UNDER my ribs on Easter… it was uncomfortable, but really fun! I love feeling him kick, it is just the absolute coolest thing in the world! The other night, I woke up in the middle of the night because the baby was kicking. Ben happened to wake up too, and so we both laid there together and felt the baby kicking for a looong time and it was just so special! :)
Food cravings: Meat, pineapple
Anything making you queasy or sick: No!
Have you started to show yet: Getting bigger and bigger - I can’t even imagine how big I’m going to get since I still have 17 weeks to go!!
Gender: Baby boy!! So so overjoyed!
Labor Signs: No!
Belly Button in or out? In still…barely!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!
Symptoms: Breathlessness, peeing all the time
Thanks for reading! I promise I will get a non-mommy-monday post up here this week. I'm getting back into my groove and will start cranking out the blog posts again! Have a great week!