Weekly Pregnancy Updates : 22 Weeks

| Shirt | Scarf |

Pay no attention to the awesome bruise on my leg.  Who knows where it came from...probably a wall/corner/door/table/chair/any of the million things that are around the house. I bruise easily...what can I say!

How Far Along: 22 Weeks (These are a week behind so I'm really 23 weeks this week.)
Maternity Clothes: Most of them are at this point.  They're just more comfortable, especially since I carry so low.
Stretch Marks: No, fingers crossed.
Sleep: Sleep has actually been somewhat decent this week.
Best/Worst Moment This Week: The awesome chocolate cake that a friend brought me a huge slice of.  I tried to make it last longer...but I did not.
Have You Told Friends & Family: Yes.
Miss Anything: I'll be honest...not gaining weight.
Movement: Little guy's restful moments are few and far between.
Food Cravings: Chocolate cake.  
Anything Make You Queasy or Sick: Still have that hyper sensitive Bloodhound nose going on.
Have You Started to Show Yet: You don't say?!
Baby Is A: BOY!
Wedding Rings On or Off: Still on comfortably.
Belly Button In or Out: In but it seems like the top wants to pop out any second and the bottom is still laying low.  It's weird.
Happy or Moody: The chocolate cake put me in a good mood :)
Labor Symptoms: Still lots of Braxton Hicks but everything else appears to be good!
Looking Forward To: Summer bidding itself adieu!

Weekly Pregnancy Updates : 21 Weeks

 | Jeans | Swing |

Nothing majorly exciting happened this week and clearly you can tell by what I'm wearing.  I finally reached a point where I decided it was time to hang up the non-maternity shorts.  I can get the zipper all the way up but because of how low I'm carrying, the zipper cuts right into little man's living quarters and not only is it super uncomfortable for me, I'm sure it is for him too based on how much he kicks when I was sitting down in them.  I could bust out my belly bands (and I still may) but for now, I'm just going with all elastic baby!  I did find our swing though, which I'm pretty pumped about.  I'd really contemplated back and forth for awhile between the Graco Sweetpeace swing and the 4Moms Mamaroo and it really came down down to a couple things: I'd heard of a few babies hating the Mamaroo and its movements and we had borrowed the Graco swing from a friend and Selah looooved that thing so I went with what was successful before.  And hoping that this baby is a swing lover like big sister was.

How Far Along: 21 Weeks (These are a week behind so I'm really 22 weeks this week.)
Maternity Clothes: All maternity bottoms now but I can still wear non-maternity tops...just depends on my mood.
Stretch Marks: No, fingers crossed.
Sleep: I started taking Valerian on the recommendation of my midwife and it's helping but would probably be a whole lot more effective if I didn't have that gawd awful nasal congestion.
Best/Worst Moment This Week: Finding the swing!  Yes...it's the little things.
Have You Told Friends & Family: Yes.
Miss Anything: Breathing through my nose.  And cool weather.
Movement: Holy cow, yes.  It's definitely more movement than not with this guy.
Food Cravings: This week it was chocolate cake.  I wanted thick, gooey chocolate iced cake and just grabbed a chocolate cake from the bakery section at our local store.  And was a little disappointed in its quality and lack of icing.  But not enough to keep eating it of course.
Anything Make You Queasy or Sick: Trash in general but who doesn't really hate the smell of garbage?  
Have You Started to Show Yet: You don't say?!
Baby Is A: BOY!
Wedding Rings On or Off: Still on but I have the fake wedding band I wore last time on the ready.
Belly Button In or Out: In but it seems like the top wants to pop out any second and the bottom is still laying low.  It's weird.
Happy or Moody: A few stressful moments this week but trying to maintain a good attitude! 
Labor Symptoms: I've been having Braxton Hicks for a few weeks but they're usually in the morning and nothing too bad.
Looking Forward To: Any guesses what I'm gonna say? ;) Fall...still fall.

What I'm Loving Lately

It's only the 2nd week of August and I'm all summered out.  We didn't do anything spectacularly awesome this summer other than more home renovations but when I say I'm summered out, I mean I'm done with the hot temps.  I'm just not meant for hot weather...especially when knocked up.  I've tried to keep my complaining at bay unless it's around the husband because he hates the heat as well so he gets it and can commiserate.  But, with August comes fall just around the corner and I'm in absolute heaven and I'm not so patiently waiting for it.  In the meantime, here are some things that have been brightening my days lately.

Continuing on the fall trend, I made a very quick dash into Walmart this morning to look for something in particular and headed to check out the candles because all of ours ran out at once.  I got my go-to vanilla scent and the pumpkin spice was the only fallish scent they had that this preggo nose could stand.  Some are a little too funeral parlor slash 1980's Elizabeth Taylor perfume for my taste.  And at $5 a piece, you really can't go wrong with these.

I normally get a small caramel Frappe from McDonald's about once a week but decided to give their chocolate chip one a try today; mainly because a small person who shall remain nameless likes to swipe my drink when I'm not looking and the last thing she needs is more caffeine/energy.  It's muy bueno and I kid you not...a whopping $1.09.  Put your credit cards away people.

I bought these shoes off eBay and they arrived this weekend.  I like little accents of leopard prints here and there and these shoes fit the bill and under $13 too!  I normally wear a 9 but these were big...definitely should've gone with an 8.5. I plan on picking up a couple other colors too.

So I'm no makeup guru by any means but I was looking to jazz my routine up a little bit (and help me look less tired...let's be honest) so I finally purchased the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and love it!

What I'd really love?  A freak August snowstorm :)

Weekly Pregnancy Updates : 20 Weeks

 So I'm halfway through this pregnancy and while it doesn't feel like it's been 5 months, it still feels like forever away to D-Day!  But let's be honest, if I actually make it to 40 weeks this time, I'll be abundantly shocked.  My goal is 37 weeks...my midwife mentioned she'd like me to get to 38 so we're a hopin' and a prayin' over here for Little Man to cook long enough!

I bought the maxi dress I'm wearing at Forever 21 a couple months ago and let's just say, I'm not impressed.  I washed it recently in cold on the Delicate cycle and air dried and the bottom shrank up about 4 inches so it's now that super flattering between your ankle and calf length.  Trying to decide if I'll whack another few inches off to make it knee length and a little more attractive.  The belt, however, is one of my faves and I really should wear it more often.

| Belt | Dress (similar) |

How Far Along: 20 Weeks (These are a week behind so I'm really 21 weeks this week.)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I haven't even checked this week.  Is that bad?
Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing a few pairs of regular shorts unbuttoned but by the way I'm getting karate chopped from the inside, I'm guessing that the occupant does not like the way they cut into his space when I'm bending over.
Stretch Marks: No, fingers crossed.
Symptoms: No more morning sickness!  Double fist pump.
Sleep: Don't even want to go there.  Add a couple night time bloody noses to the mix.
Best/Worst Moment This Week: The all day rain we had!  It was awesome and I didn't want it to end and all those people complaining about the rain can just shut it.  Not everyone in Colorado likes that it's a desert here.
Have You Told Friends & Family: Yes.
Miss Anything: Decent sleep.
Movement: Holy cow this kid moves A LOT.
Food Cravings: Still waiting on that Panera Mac 'n Cheese.
Anything Make You Queasy or Sick: The garbage can.  
Have You Started to Show Yet: Yes and I'm carrying the same way I did with Selah.
Baby Is A: Boy!
Wedding Rings On or Off: Still on.
Belly Button In or Out: Still in...barely.
Happy or Moody: Pretty good although a certain dog of ours has been on my List for awhile due to her spiteful peeing on the floor outside Selah's door.  
Looking Forward To: Fall.  I'll keep looking forward to fall until it's here :)