My goal was to keep up to date with the pregnancy updates, but again I find myself slacking. My grandfather experienced a stroke and gave us quite the scare, so we have been spending as much time at the hospital as possible—maybe I will dedicate a blog post all about him because he is one amazing man! He was moved to hospice, but has been making positive improvements and will be moved soon to begin therapy.
I am also back to work now that school has started. I have so many new ideas for my students that I have been spending a lot of time planning creative lessons for them! Being pregnant while teaching is a first for me, so this semester will be interesting. Hmmm…I went into labor in school with my eldest daughter…will I go into labor with this little one? I guess we shall see!
How far along: 22 weeks, 1 day today
Baby is size of a: according to my Ovia App he is the size of corn on the cob, but he sure feels like he’s the size of a watermelon already!
Total weight gain: my last appointment I gained 9lbs which was a huge change from losing weight…Doc was happy!
Maternity clothes: I am wearing them every day…winter will be here soon though and I do need to decide if I’m buying a maternity coat or not…hmmm….thoughts anyone?
Sleep: I toss and turn quite a bit because he is quite active mixed with the fact that I can’t sleep on my stomach! Pillow between the legs is a must too!
Best moment this week: Grandpa feeling the baby kick…he was so excited! My boyfriend was also finally able to feel and witness our lil guy practicing his jump shot…he has been incredibly active!
Symptoms: Heartburn like crazy…I’ve never been one to experience heartburn, but now I can drink water and all of a sudden the burn is on!
Food cravings: Tim Horton’s blueberry muffins (warmed up, cut in half, with butter)….yummmmmmmmmm!!!!
Food aversions: none
Name: None set in stone yet…it is difficult to name a child when you’re a teacher. We are waiting until after he is born to share the name though.
Labor signs: None, but I swear with all the movement he might break my water soon!
What I miss: Being able to clip and paint my toenails without contorting myself
What I look forward to: maternity photos…yes, more of them
Milestones: today marks my first day starting a full week back to work…I can no longer squeeze between the clusters of desks in class and have to take the long way to reach certain students
Bump: growing and noticeable, healthy
Any advice you would like to share?