22 weeks | Baby Sweets

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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How far along: 22 weeks. [22 with Ezra22 with Isaac]

How big is baby: A large papaya at 10.5 – 11.8 inches and 12.7 oz. Watch what you say – my baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that babies find gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day.

Weight gain/loss: Tipping the scale at 12 lbs now. I’m already nervous about Christmas.

Stretch marks: After two pregnancies, I somehow still don't have any. 

Sleep: Isaac has been continuing his wake up trend, which seems to be passed on to Ezra, plus a titch of pregnancy insomnia and this mama is tired.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Salads, salads, salads. I really want vegetables, of all kinds. I essentially want an hibachi in my house.

Movement: Baby Sweets and I are getting to know each other with more movement every day! Tony has only tried to feel once, but unfortunately didn’t get any outside kicks.

What I'm worrying about: I’m really focusing on the necessary transition to get both Isaac and Ezra in the same room. Oh my gosh, it’s going to be awful, I just know it. Mamas with little ones similarly aged (3 ½ and 1 ½) and spaced (26 months) do you have any insights?

What I'm loving: Daily letting it sink in further that I’m going to have a daughter!


Symptoms: Heartburn, insomnia, moodiness, fatigue, sore boobs, weight gain . . . you know the usual.

What I'm looking forward to: Christmas plans, starting with our hot dog picnic at my Mom’s on the 22nd! And then after the Christmas fun, our elective ultrasound on the 27th. I think both Tony and I are in a holding pattern of borderline acceptance, but are still somewhat reserved. I’ve found myself telling people “It’s a girl, so I’m told.”

Best moment of the week: Tony’s sweet response to my bad, bad Monday!

7 comments:

Maria said...

Since we are in an apartment that only has two rooms both boys are sharing a room. This is a change for us as well. I was scared at first with the whole sleeping issue and them both waking each other up but it's not been such a huge problem. What we do is, we put down Maxx- the oldest child first and by the time he is asleep, Henry the youngest is right on the verge of going to sleep. So we rock him in the living room and then transition him into the bedroom. That way both kids are asleep. And sound asleep. If Henry is up and sick or just fussy and doesn't want to go to sleep. Then we will let him sleep with us until he is settled. SO not sure if this helps, but it's fun that they can share a room and we have not had any real issues with it. Being that they are around the same ages, Maxx 4 years and Henry 15 months:)
Otherwise for naps, we do the exact same thing.
btw: You look great!

Molly said...

I know I say the same thing every time. But you're so cute, Leah. Pregnancy suits you :)

Kristi said...

We have a 3.5 year old and a 15 month old that have been sharing a room since we transitioned the little one to her crib. They do really well together in there at night. (Naps are another story.) We use a white noise machine and make sure that they can't see each other when lying down. (We use a blanket draped over the end of the crib that faces the bed.) It really is amazing what one can sleep through. (This morning for example, the 3.5 year old got up and turned the light on and was getting dressed and the 15 month old was out.) I was really worried about having them in the same room, but have been pleasantly surprised by how well it is working out.

Jen said...

My boys are almost 2.5 and 4.5 (24 months 5 days apart). I was really worried about them sharing a room, but it's really never been much of an issue. When they had different bed times, we would put one down and get them to sleep and bring the other in later. Now they both go to bed at the same time, so it's less of an issue. If one is being loud/fussy, we take them out to settle them down. Now that we're moving in to a bigger house and the boys don't have to share a room anymore, but they still are choosing to share a room.

Hudson and Paxton said...

My boys are 18 months apart and started sharing a room before we added our daughter. They were 3 1/2 and 2. I love it and, more importantly, THEY love it! It has built such a strong bond between them, more than I could've imagined. There are nights when they don't fall asleep right away of course, but to hear them over the monitor, talking, going back and forth telling each other stories, talking about their day, with my oldest not always quite understanding what his younger brother is saying....it is treasured. In the mornings, one will jump in with the other and snuggle and talk until they decide to get out of bed, together. I was so nervous for this transition and honestly, it was the best thing we could've done. I hope for smooth transitions for you and your boys!

Julia said...

no advice for room sharing but I'm sure it will go better than you think! Big transitions like that always seem to be scarier than what they need to be. Easy for me to say!

Jill said...

I don't have any insight on the room sharing. Thought about doing that when Emie arrived, but then we didn't.

I hope it doesn't go as bad as you think it might.

Also, reading this update makes me miss being pregnant. Sore boobs and a need for fresh veggies and all... I miss it.

 

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