Saturday, January 15, 2011

22 weeks...

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 22 weeks
Size of baby: According to, Baby Tippins' weighs about a pound and is close to 11 inches long - the size of a spaghetti squash.  

Total Weight Gain/Loss: As of my last appointment, I had not gained any weight; HOWEVER....I know without a doubt that number has changed.  Especially since we were trapped in the house because of all the ice for 5 days.  My food intake drastically increased.  Not to mention that I think I wore my pajamas all day every day for 5 days straight - clean ones of course. (you're welcome, Jeffrey - ha!) So I have a feeling that when I put on my "normal" clothes they may have shrunk just a bit. ;)

Maternity Clothes: I wear mostly maternity pants/jeans, but a few of my regular shirts/dresses still. 

Gender: Only the good Lord knows....BUT, I'm still thinking girl as of this week.  I have no evidence or scientific reasoning to back up my theory, but I'm still leaning towards "girl."  Of course, with Libbi I was absolutely certain she was a boy - so you never know....

Movement: More frequent and more definite.  I was worried that it might not be as exciting this time around, but it's still just as exciting to feel this baby kick as it was to feel Libbi.  I love that Jeffrey can feel the baby now, too.  That makes it a little more real :)

Sleep: non-exsistent. I had horrible insomnia when I was pregnant with Libbi, and it looks like the trend is continuing (BOO!) When I do sleep, I have craaaaaazy dreams.  

What I miss: Sleeping through the night, caffeine, picking out any random thing in my closet and knowing it will fit. :)
Cravings: goldfish crackers.  I keep them on my nightstand and usually have a snack of goldfish around 2am every morning. milkshakes ;)

Symptoms: Mostly tiredness, heartburn - ugh!

Best Moment this week: This week was a crazy week because of all the snow and ice.  I was supposed to go to the doctor for my check-up, but my doctor's office was closed because of the weather/road conditions.  The best moment this week was probably when Libbi would pat my belly and say, "baby."  Obviously she has no clue what she's talking about (and she probably thinks we've lost our minds telling her there's a baby in momma's belly) but it's still cute! :)

As far as my picture for this may notice that we had a little bit of trouble getting in a decent picture.  I have no idea why ;0)


And on another note, as I wrote before, I am participating in SSMT over at the lpm blog.
Here is my verse to memorize this week:

Psalm 138:8 (NLT)

"The Lord will work out His plans for my life - for Your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me."

I thought this was a great verse for me in basically all aspects of my life.  I am such a worrier and can literally make myself sick by fretting and stressing over everything (which seems to be magnified by 100 when I'm pregnant).  In my Bible Study this week, I read this quote by George Mueller: "The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety."  

I need to constantly remind myself that I am not in control - and that it's NOT something to worry about!  Because like His Word says, "He will work out His plans for my life"  - I am not expected to take matters into my own hands - Can I get an "amen!" for that?!? :)  If you want to participate in SSMT, it's not too late!  Head over to The lpm Blog and you can read all the details.  And if you're already participating, what's your verse for this week?

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