Daddy Gets to Feel a Kick!

Finally (well, it’s only 22 weeks but it feels like finally) Dan got to feel baby kick! I’ve been feeling kicks for a couple weeks now – and despite my MANY efforts to get Dan to feel them, he hadn’t been able to (a combination of the kicks being small, Dan being impatient, and baby being uncooperative when Daddy’s around). But last night, after Dan fed me a chocolate truffle with Cayenne pepper in it, baby started going CRAZY in there and Dan was able to feel one of her little kicks – so fun!

Feeling large and in charge at 22 weeks. Baby is about a pound now, and the size of an outstretched hand - WOW!
Feeling large and in charge at 22 weeks. Baby is about a pound now, and the size of an outstretched hand – WOW!

In other news, my doctor was definitely right about these past couple weeks being a growth spurt for both baby and Mommy – I feel like my belly went from petite and kind of cute to HUGE. Definitely looking pregnant these days which I know is a good thing, but kind of weird to get used to.

In addition to growing a baby, last weekend Dan and I also set up the crib and installed a new ceiling fan in Baby Richards’ room. (Again, by “we” I mean Dan with my supervision). The nursery is really coming together though with the paint and everything – and it’s still so weird every time I walk by and see the crib and I think “holy crap, there’s a baby crib in our house!”

The beginnings of baby Richards' nursery
The beginnings of baby Richards’ nursery

My coworker also pointed out to me today that baby is due in about 3.5 months which seems legitimately impossible – but turns out she’s right. I guess time flies when your nauseous, tired and dealing with heartburn all the time having fun 😉

Also this week, I got some great baby bargains on craigslist. I got a purple bumbo for $10 bucks (retail: $40) and 2 pink mesh crib bumpers for $10 (retail: $30 each). Gotta love craigslist!!

Here’s this week’s chart:

How far along? 22 Weeks

Total weight gain: 9lbs (oy vey)
Maternity clothes?  yep
Stretch marks? thankfully not yet
Sleep: decent
Best moment this week: Dan getting to feel his first baby kick
Miss Anything? eating raw cupcake batter without feeling guilty (note that I didn’t actually stop eating it, I now just feel guilty about it)
Movement: lots of it
Food cravings: hot dogs, vanilla milkshakes, bananas mixed into ice cream (weird, I know)
Anything making you queasy or sick: not this week
Gender: It’s a girl!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: back to raging heartburn :/
Belly Button in or out? in (but belly button ring is out, per doctor’s advice)
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, busy
Looking forward to: Dan feeling more kicks, hopefully not gaining as much weight next week


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