Thursday, October 4, 2012

Week 22

I am SOOOO excited to write this post. On Monday night, the 24th of September I felt baby Jack's first little kicks. We were watching the Seahawks "beat" the Packers--- The night that brought back the official referees. It was quite the exciting night, but nothing could compare to the joy I felt feeling my sweet baby boy saying hello for the first time! His "kicks" are more like flutters- pop corn popping, and sometimes it tickles. He is very active early in the morning, so I lay in bed and smile while he plays. I love feeling him in my tummy and I know Caleb is anxious to feel him as well.

We need to go register for the baby Jack, but it seems a lot more daunting then registering for our wedding. I mean it's much easier picking out plates than it is breast pumps! My sister Andrea was SUPER thoughtful and sent me a book called Baby Bargains. It tells me where I can save and when to splurge. It will come in handy when we do go to register. Along with the book, it's nice to talk to mommies who have used the products and have advice. It already takes a village. :)

I'm still debating cloth diapers or disposable. I have multiple friends who use and love cloth diapers. Here is what I love about the idea of cloth diapers: They are cheaper than using disposable and they are better for the environment. Down side is obviously the laundry, ahem soiled laundry. We are keeping the conversation going... any mamas who went with cloth have any advice please send it my way.
Week 22
Movements- YES, started in week 21.
Weight Gain- 10 pounds
Baby Size- Spaghetti squash (8 inches, 1pound)
Cravings- Lemon, Oranges, Peaches, Cookies.
Aversions- Caleb refers to it as the restaurant we don't speak of: Chic-fil-a. Can't even smell it. I don't even like driving by it. GAROSSSSS! I wonder if I will ever like it again?
Working out- Steady, loving the eliptical and arm work on the reformer.
Emma- getting SASSY, I think she now knows that I am not just getting fat and that there is a baby in there. 
Nursery- I have decided on a maritime theme... A grown up maritime theme. I do know we need to paint the walls grey, and grey can be a tricky paint color for me.
Energy- Back to normal-ish.


  1. We used cloth diapers and loved them Kissaluvs were great when he was little (under 1) and bum genius when he was older. They are both adjustable for size. The thing I loved the most is you could buy them seconds on the websites for less expensive (or used on Craigslist) and then sell them when you are done. Saves a ton of money. I know it seems kind of weird but you can throw them in a sanitize wash. We did use disposables the first couple of days while baby works all the ickies out of his system and we did occasionally use disposables at night to help him feel drier and sleep (although it never worked he wasn't a great sleeper without mommy snuggles :)

    So excited for you. What an adventure!!!

  2. You look beautiful as ever, Hily-J. Lemons, oranges, peaches and cookies, those sound like some tasty cravings. xoxo!