October 19, 2012

twenty-two weeks

I think my cheeks are growing... the ones on my face AND my butt...

written October 18th

I had a doctor's appointment today.  Everything is still looking great.  She said I was measuring one week ahead, which of course has me paranoid that this baby is going to be huge.  Why I am terrified of that I have no idea.  Pretty sure I measured a week or two big with Ryann for a while as well.

At the end of the appointment my doctor was telling me everything looked great, so I said "So there isn't any reason I can't run a half marathon on Saturday?"  "Oh.  Um, forgot you were doing that... you've been training for it right?"  "Yep, I ran 12 miles less than two weeks ago."  "Well, no there isn't any reason.  But after that no more long distance ok?"  "Ok."  So I'm not sure what her reasoning is, or what her definition of long distance is (I didn't ask) but I guess that means 100% no 15K a month from now.  I'm sure it is a good thing, best choice for my body.  And takes the pressure off.  It isn't really my decision, my doc said no and Christopher and my mom both want me to stop running long distances, so I guess I'll listen.  Which means I really REALLY need to rock the half since it is going to be my last long run in a while.

I got to schedule my glucouse test.  Woot.  Can't wait to drink that orange crap.  Actually I scheduled all of my appointments through 36 weeks.  That is absolutely insane.  This pregnancy is going so fast.  Again, I know it will seem to slow down (I think, it will, right?) but it is crazy.  I'm not ready, not ready at all for this little babe to come yet.

how far along:  22 weeks (compare to 22 weeks with Ryann)

size of babyaccording to the bump a papaya, between 10.5-11.8 inches long and weighing 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.  Baby girl is starting to sleep in cycles, roughly 12-14 hours a day. 

weight gain:  8 pounds.  I uh, gained, ahem, 2.4 pounds this week.  Yikes.  I mean it is to be expected considering I only gained .2 last week.  But whoa.  It may or may not be because I couldn't stop eating m&m's this week.  It is taking everything in me not to go eat the entire pint of of cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer...

maternity clothes:  Mostly maternity, and sweats.  Sometimes regular.  Really just all over the place.

symptoms:  Pretty much just the baby moving, and the belly.  And round ligament pain after longer runs.  Oh I guess I have been having a burning sensation at the top of my belly.  Nothing terrible, and I can tell it isn't too deep.  I thought maybe it was stretching skin, but my doctor said she thinks it is probably the connection point of my rectus abdominous muscle being stretched.  Again, nothing that really interferes with my day, just annoying and uncomfortable when it happens.

exercise:  Only four days of official workouts this week.  Trying to take it easy before the half.  I covered a total of 22.7 miles including a 10.5 mile run.

cravings/aversions: Baked goods please!  I want cookies, brownies, bread, muffins... yeah.  Bring on the sweets!  I love them.  I'd say sweets and Mexican are my biggest cravings.  Aversions to olives and pizza gasp

movement:  This girl moves a lot.  I don't remember Ryann moving so much so early on.  And holy cow she gets up high!  Sitting is so uncomfortable because she gets pissed off or something and starts slamming around close to my ribs.  She is beating the crap out of me right now as I type this.

sleep:  For the most part I'd say sleep is pretty good.  I usually stay up to late.  But I walk this fine line, where if I go to bed too early I'm pretty restless.  But honestly, I'm surprised at how well I've been sleeping lately.

gender: Girl.  Which is oddly still weird.  I don't know why, but it is weird that there is another little girl in there.

looking forward to:  Nursery decorating.  Being done with the half.  A trip to Georgia in the next month.  The holidays.  My house not being a disaster.  Lots of things.

worries:  Um, surprisingly nothing really significant right now.

what's different this time:  Reading back through my 22 week post with Ryann it seems like a lot of the stuff is the same.  But thanks to it I really REALLY want some beer cheese soup... 

milestones:  not a clue

best moment this week:  Umm, hanging out with friends and going to the pumpkin patch I guess.  It was a pretty mild week, nothing terrible, nothing that made me completely over joyed.  But that is totally fine.  I was a lot less emotional, which I'll take :o).


Sarah and Derek said...

I've been measuring a week or two big the entire time. Guess we'll just have chubby little babies. I am 100% ok with that. Have fun with that gllucose test :)

The Bignon Family said...

I can't wait to hear about your half marathon! Looking good mama!

Meredith said...

You look so great Ashley!

Also? This baby is wsy more active than Lizzy too!