How far along? 22 weeks
How big is Allie? Size of a spaghetti squash
How is Allie developing this week? Lips and eye lids are becoming distinct. Tooth buds are forming. Eyes have formed but the irises still lack color pigment.
How I'm changing: This belly feels like it's about to POP. I can't believe I'm only 22 weeks and already feeling so huge.
What I'm eating: Normal food - oatmeal and english muffin for breakfast. Salads and sandwiches for lunch. Regular suppers. Apples, yogurt w/granola and clementines for snacks.
What I'm NOT eating: BBQ and really strong onion flavored things.
How I'm feeling: My nausea med prescription ran out and there was a night that I didn't have any to take. I thought it'd be a good trial run to see if I still needed it. The answer is ABSOLUTELY. I felt so sick that next day. Ugh.
How my workouts are: With this being Thanksgiving week, I made it a goal to get in 2 days at the gym. I had planned to take Landon to the zoo one day as well as our yearly shopping trip with my Mom and Sister. I knew my body would be worn out and didn't want to over do it at the gym. 2 days was perfect. Both workouts were a mix of cardio and full body weights.
Highlights this week: In all honesty, this week was incredibly hard. It's hard to think of a highlight if I'm being honest. This week was overshadowed by our sweet Chloe (8.5 yr old dog) passing away suddenly on Wednesday night. The day had gone like any other day, she acted like her crazy self - chasing animals in the yard, barking at neighbors and the horses next door - and then before Landon's bedtime we found her in the back yard. She was already gone when Ben found her. It was sudden, traumatic and devastating. We had the vet do a x-ray on her once they reopened after Thanksgiving and they found the cause - metastatic lung cancer. She had 50 something tumors in her lungs. It caused a blood clot and took her suddenly and without warning. The only real symptom we had was that she'd lost 6 lbs since her last annual checkup last Winter. She leaves a huge hole in our family and home and it's been incredibly difficult. More so than I could've ever thought. We've been emotional wrecks and just getting through the days.
Bump details: Allie has been keeping me up at night several nights lately. Not cool. I'll sleep fine until like 4:00 or 5:00 and then wake up to go to the bathroom or can't get comfy and then she starts moving around and keeps me up. Mixed with the emotional drain of Chloe's passing and yucky nights' sleep.....I've been one tired Momma taking lots of naps and resting a lot!
Facts this week:
- I finally picked out her crib bedding and my Mom ordered it for her for Christmas. Yay!!
- I ordered a hand stamped piece, with her name on it, to add to my necklace with Landon's name. I can't wait to get it added!!
- I'm half way through re-reading Baby Wise for her arrival.
- Landon talks about her almost daily. It's precious. He keeps trying to feel her kick and always says "Get her out". :)
- It was pouring rain all week so we had to take this week's pictures without the chalk board (it was out in the rain).