This week was pretty significant in that baby took his/her first big out of town trip! Baby came along to Ireland with Donald & I. I think that right around Week #25 is when I would no longer recommend taking a really big trip. I felt great 99% of the time, but I was tired at the end of the day (LOTS of walking, which was amazing), and my stomach muscles (what muscles are left) started to hurt a bit on some evenings. So, I imagine this will be the most special pregnancy picture that I take. With it come beautiful memories and reflections. We are thankful!
(PS, don’t really like this picture, I don’t feel like I’m this big yet…but for whatever reason our blogging program won’t let me post the picture that I do like…and I’m too lazy to figure out the problem!)
At week 22 of growth, baby Wallace:
Is the length of a spaghetti squash (11 inches), weighing in at almost 1 lb! Amazing.
Fantastic baby change this week: Baby is really starting to look like a newborn inside this ol’ belly! Tiny teeth buds have begun to form underneath the gums and baby has a a nice layer of laguno (fine hair) covering their sweet little body.
Baby Activity: More pronounced movements, which are able to be felt from the outside (now really working on having abi feel them!) and I am finding that I am actually sleeping much easier! I don’t know if it’s from being to tired after such long eventful days or that my body is used to being pregnant…but either way, I’ll take it! I feel the uncomfortable shifts are beginning to happen. While my back isn’t hurting yet, I can really tell that it is more uncomfortable to lean over, bend for various things during the day, and that my stomach and sides hurt after standing for a long time.
Abi updates: Not as much baby talk this week due to our separation, BUT, one of the sweetest memories, which I will long cherish, occurred this week in the morning when we were lying in bed together. Abi lifted up my shirt so she could see my baby bump, and began to sing songs to the baby! I just sat and smiled and closed my eyes making mental pictures. How sweet and beautiful. After each song she sang, she would sit up, clap her hands, and yell “yay, baby!” Delight.