Friday, May 9, 2014
Hi loves! I'm 22 weeks today but decided to just add the 21 week update to this since I missed it and really not much has changed! I can't believe how much the weeks are flying by now. Wednesday, I went for my blood pressure check up I talked about in my 20 weeks update and unfortunately, I still have high blood pressure so they're sending me for "extensive blood tests" (who doesn't love those three words?) and I have to pee in a jug for 24 hours and bring that to them. Wow. Words I never, ever thought I'd say that. They want to have a base to go off of to check me out for preeclampsia. 

Last weekend, we registered at Buy Buy Baby. That was an experience. It was fun but I felt so overwhelmed! I had no clue what we needed even with a list. But eventually after a little meltdown, we had fun. We even picked out a stroller and crib which I thought we'd never settle on. Ant wanted a jogger while I wanted a lightweight stroller. We ended up picking the Graco Modes Sport Connect Travel System and I'm in love with it!

Lastly, and probably the coolest thing EVER, yesterday we went to Good Morning America for their Mommy-To-Be Shopping Spree. We were chosen with 29 other couples to go on and participate. Unfortunately, we didn't get our number called (3 out of 30 chance!) but we stayed and watched. We also got a $50 giftcard to Babies R Us and a really awesome experience. All in all, not too bad! :)

How far along? 22 weeks!
Total weight gain: 10 pounds
Maternity clothes? I've really been living in maxis lately but I want to stock up on more maternity jeans.
Stretch marks? None. Hoping that stays until the end.
Sleep: Still have insomnia!
Miss Anything? Salty foods. My doctor said to keep that at a low if I can. 
Movement: Absolutely for sure now! I absolutely love it and wish he did it all the time. It's kind of inconsistent but I love when he does. It basically feels like pops that are way different than gas. I've also felt "waves" like he was turning around. Wednesday, when they checked his heart beat, he kicked the doppler. I felt and we heard it! Pretty awesome!
Food cravings: I could really go for a McDonalds Ranch BLT Chicken sandwich, fries and a Starbucks frapp still. Keepin' healthy over here. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing.
Gender: It's a boy! 
Labor Signs: Not labor but I think I had my first Braxton Hicks. Basically, it just felt like my stomach was contracting in but it only happened once and hasn't happened since.
Symptoms: Besides the insomnia, not too much. Sometimes my lower back hurts. I've been walking a lot and sometimes afterward my body is like "LOL SERIOUSLY?" when before it was nothing.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On but sometimes they get stuck.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Feeling him move more! I can't wait. Anthony swears he felt him from the outside a few nights ago and I swore I did too but I can't wait until it's for sure.