I tried to do some self portraits with my big dog camera, but I failed so you get phone camera pictures again and probably till the end of the pregnancy. ha. I don't have a tripod (lost it at a wedding a while back) so I just couldn't get the camera at a good angle. It was frustrating.
Here I am at 22 weeks. Not much change from last week.
I am feeling tons of movements and they are getting stronger each week. I have had tons of energy! This I am excited about. I have a clean organized house and it has been that way for almost a week now. Those with kids understand that keeping a clean house can be quite a feat. I have a system going now to keep up with my laundry and dishes and I just repeat this system like clock work and this all results in a happy Amy.
Cravings are getting less specific. I really want juice, specifically orange juice... anything sweet, like fruit and pastries. I don't give into my cravings all the time. Last night I had a moment of weakness. My stomach was hurting so bad from what seemed like hunger pains. We don't have much in the house right now because our week is up and we are supposed to go grocery shopping tonight... so I LITERALLY scrounged. I ended up eating a slice of medium cheddar cheese, about 6 bread and butter pickle slices, I lucked out and found a Hershey's bar on top of the fridge but it was warm so I got a spoon and ate a couple bites with crunchy peanut butter... then I drank some water and went to bed. How's that for a midnight snack? ha ha ha.
My pubic bone is feeling worse. I have what is called Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction. I am not letting it stop me from my walks though. I take them everyday. It doesn't hurt while I walk as bad as it hurts once I start relaxing. Turning over in bed is KILLER! Not complaining, I'm just stating what I am experiencing this pregnancy. Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, but I would be lying if I said it was all ultrasounds and baby movements. Your body is in constant preparation for evacuating the baby. This preparation can be painful... but the end result is beautiful. Pain is temporary. :)
Yesterday's walk was tough, though. Not because of my SPD but because I am SEVERELY bugaphobic. I mean. I DESPISE beetles, cicadas, butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, bees, and the like... I can force myself to function in spite, but when there are dragonflies out in plague proportions, that's when I can't bust through that mental wall. I literally get goosebumps, and start hyperventilating. I walked about a mile before it got to me too bad. At least I walked though.
I think that's about all for this week's update. I don't think I left anything out. My next appointment is mid August. CAN YOU BELIEVE JULY IS ALMOST OVER???
Also wanted to add this... My pregnant belly progression... so far.