Friday, April 26, 2013

He's Obsessed (and 22 Weeks)

It is official - this kid is obsessed.  With the light switches.

Now  that he is tall enough his mission in life seems to be to turn on every single light switch that he can reach.  It's somewhat comical - and somewhat annoying.  The comical part is his excitement when he gets one turned on. He'll clap and say "Yay!".  The annoying part is his whining if he can't get it turned back off.  If he's wearing shoes he can reach and get them turned off. If he's just in socks he can't quite get up there.  Then begins the whining and crying.  Yay.

I guess there are worse things that he could be doing so I shouldn't complain.  And if playing with the light switches keeps him occupied long enough for me to get dinner on the table, I'll take it.

It's funny what entertains these toddlers, huh?

On to this week.

How far along? 22w0d and the size of a papaya. According to my little app he's ~10.5 to 11.8 inches and 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.  I'm guessing he's right around a pound..  He should be sleeping in cycles by now - around 12 to 14 hours a day.

Weight loss/gain:  +18 lbs.  I'm still depressed about the speed with which the weight seems to be piling on. Especially since it doesn't seem to be showing in my belly all that much.  I need to get my eating in check and get my ass on the treadmill.

Maternity clothes: Some.  I'm still mostly wearing regular shirts, but have been sporting maternity jeans and some work pants just for comfort.

Symptoms:  The ever present cement bowel, I had some cramping/tightening in my belly this week and this morning had a fun wake up call with a giant charlie horse 5 mins before my alarm was going to go off.

Sex (of baby):  It's a BOY!!!

Name: Still haven't talked about it. Is that weird?

Sleep: Sleeping sucked earlier this week and was exacerbated by Andrew being up for an hour shrieking on Tuesday night (still not sure what that's about).  Luckily sleep has been much better the past couple nights. I was exhausted.

Best moment this week? Honestly nothing happened this week.

Movement: Getting to feel it more now, and J actually felt kicks last Saturday morning (so at 21w1d).

Food cravings:  Veggies and fruit.

Belly button in or out?  In

What I miss?  A run that doesn't suck.

What I'm looking forward to?  Everything finally being out in the open at work. Yes, that's right, my boss still doesn't know.  We have my company picnic tomorrow so I'll be dropping that bomb then. Yikes.

Milestones:  Nothing.

What I'm nervous about:  Just how much weight I'm going to end up gaining and how hard it will be to get it off. Oh, and having to go to the beach and the pool this summer while feeling like a beached whale.

Here I am this morning.  I didn't realize how unflattering this shirt is until I looked at the picture. Oh well.


  1. aww, I think you look great!

    And yeah, once James was tall enough to reach the light switches... oy. It can be really obnoxious, especially when I'm trying to make dinner or get myself ready to go somewhere. I also find the closing of doors followed with, "help pease!" to open the door 500 times equally annoying, but...... its fun for them. :-)

    1. Oh yes, the door closing. We've been going through that, too. He's great at closing them but not always so great at opening. I've had to "rescue" him from the dark bathroom when he's shut himself in more times than I an count!

  2. you look fabulous! seriously stop looking at the damn weight went on the quickest when i was eating the best and working out the most. the last few weeks of my pregnancy (when i was literally living off cheeseburgers and donuts) i gained the LEAST...weight gain during pregnancy is such a crazy thing. I think your body just gains when it needs and you can't really fight it.

    I chuckled that your boss still doesn't know :) I dreaded telling mine, too! Of course she was completely excited. Good luck!

    1. Thanks! I know I need to stop obsessing about the weight, I'm just having a hard time actually doing it.

      And my boss STILL doesn't know! He didn't come to the picnic on Saturday. I guess I'll just have to announce it to everyone on the call on Thursday.

  3. I honestly can't believe you feel in the slightest bit self conscious! You are hardly showing..if I saw you I wouldn't even think it! You look great! I have gained an average of 5-6lbs each month and could care less! So I would say, soak up this time and enjoy it. You are too active to let any of the weight stay anyways, so love the little extra you get to have now and know it is all for baby. :)