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Pregnancy: Week 22

Time for yet another update! Just like usual, we’re actually 22+4 today, and will be 23 weeks on Sunday! To read other pregnancy posts or updates, they are all under the new Pregnancy tab up top.

So this week has been a bit exciting! It started off with me being a little unsure whether or not I was really feeling her. Last Thursday, I talked to the nurse and expressed concern that I *thought* I was feeling flutters but couldn’t be sure. I told her I really had no idea because I didn’t know what I was supposed to be feeling! She said to not worry and that Adeline was most likely moving around but that I just wasn’t in tune with it, or slowing down enough to pay attention to it. So, over the weekend I made that my goal. I tried to slow down, lay down more, and what do you know! She was definitely dancing around! Saturday afternoon Adam and I were both laying on the couch and I told him I thought she was kicking, so I grabbed his hand real quick and sure enough right after he put his hand on my belly she kicked and his eyes got huge!! I think I mentioned this a few days ago, but it was just too cute! I can’t wait until her movements are even stronger, and move visible. Right now sometimes she’ll kick hard enough and I can see my belly bounce almost, but only if I’m really paying attention. It’s just the neatest thing!

My sweet tooth is still slowly coming back, but nothing like it was pre-pregnancy. I’ve been able to enjoy cookies and ice cream more often, but in small servings. I have also been all about some lemonade, gatorade, Dr. Pepper, and unsweet tea. I’ve been trying to be careful about my caffeine intake, but I’ve found a few days where I just need something to make it through the day. I’m sure Adeline doesn’t mind.

I’ve also noticed that I’m starting to get more and more uncomfortable, especially when it comes to getting up off the couch, or out of the car, or even getting into the car. Having to bend over and squish my belly that’s already full of things that are squished is definitely becoming a more and more noticeable pain, which I know is only going to get worse.

My back is also still killing me at night, and rolling over in bed is sometimes the most painful part of the day! It’s still mostly the right side, like down near where my pelvis and hip meet (?), and if I lay a certain way and move onto it or off of it it’s like a sharp jabbing pain. Argh! Sometimes I think I’ve really hurt it but I know it’s just girlfriend down there pushing everything around and making my pelvis shift. Not fun!

Truckee has been super sweet at night, curling right up against me, as close as she can get. So in that sense, I think she can tell that something’s up, but whenever I put her ear on my belly, it seriously freaks her out! I bet she can hear her in there! Everyone has asked us how we think she’ll be once Addie is here and I think she will be quite motherly, while also, “shut that thing up I will be in the bedroom trying to sleep.” I have no doubt that she will be gentle, and I’m hoping Adam will be able to still give her enough attention so she’s not jealous. I can already see Truckee bringing her bones to Adeline. They are going to be best buds!

I think that’s about it, my high points are below! We’re just groovin’ right along!

22 weeks pregnant bump update

Here’s a picture from last night. It’s funny how different I look from the side versus the front, such an illusion, muahaha.

22 weeks

Have a great day, everyone! I’ll be back tonight or tomorrow to review some recent purchases from Pink Blush Maternity! They’ve become my go-to summer wardrobe!

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16 Comments

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    Sabrina Alexandra
    June 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

    What a sweet moment to finally, really feel her kick! And to share that with your husband. A memory to be treasured forever, I am sure!
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      Sweet Miles
      June 19, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Definitely! I’ll never forget his reaction!

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    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life
    June 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Girl I understand completely how lack of ‘flutters’ can make you feel antsy! I definitely notice too that when I slow down and take a pause is when I really feel him moving. When I am busy or up walking around I usually don’t even notice, but if I am laying down, or sitting at my desk, I definitely notice him move so much more. 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      June 19, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      I’ve been fully taking advantage of laying down more just so I can try to feel her more 😉 It’s fun to notice her move when I’m at work, such a sweet reminder!

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    Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
    June 18, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Seriously – you are too cute. I love that last top! And your hair is SO LONG.
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      Sweet Miles
      June 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Ha, thanks girl! And I KNOW!!! My hair has always grown crazy fast and it’s super thick, but now that i’m taking my vitamins religiously it’s been on overdrive! And that pic isn’t even of it straightened!

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    Diana B
    June 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Hi! I’m so glad I found your blog! You must be 1 day off my due date (I change weeks on Monday) and it’s been awesome to “compare” what we’re going through. I know, I know, you’re not supposed to do that, but whatever 🙂 I’ve been really nervous about the lack of movement, as in hardly any, that I feel, when according to the all mighty books and milestones I should really be able to already. Knowing it’s not only me makes me feel so much better!!
    You look amazing by the way!

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      Sweet Miles
      June 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      How fun!!! I’m so glad you found it as well!! It’s been neat “meeting” people who are also going through the exact same thing! And about the movement – I really was concerned because most of my friends kept going on and on about how strong their kicks were and what not and I was like well I may have felt a little flutter??? But it’s definitely gotten a little stronger now that I’ve made a more conscious effort to try and pay attention to it! And of course she’s getting bigger now too. My Dr. told me it could be even 24 weeks before you feel anything real noticeable!

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    Jamie
    June 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Looking amazing! Love these updates : )
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      Sweet Miles
      June 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you Jamie!! I’m glad!

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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    June 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I know what you mean about getting up- I forget I’m pregnant and wow it’s getting hard to get up! That’s when my lower back hurts the most- so I’m trying to get up as much as I can to stay loose. I also got a prenatal massage tonight- it worked wonders!
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      Sweet Miles
      June 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      OH I would LOVE a prenatal massage right about now!!! I’ll definitely have to put that on the agenda for next month 😉

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    Matilda
    June 21, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    wait until she gets hiccups, now that you’ll love.
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      Sweet Miles
      June 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Yes!! I can’t wait!!

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    Amanda
    June 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    If it makes you feel better, I actually felt MORE uncomfortable at 25-26 weeks than I have recently at 31 (nearly 32!). So it doesn’t always get worse… sometimes it gets better! Which is strange. I”m thinking it’s maybe a calm before the storm 🙂 ha! You look great! So fun to feel her moving around in there. Now that Baby Bum is bigger, I feel her all day long, and I love it!
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      Sweet Miles
      June 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Good to know!!! I can’t believe you are so close! YAY! It has been so fun feeling her move around more, especially after I was a little worried why I hadn’t felt anything yet!

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