22 Weeks Update

It is amazing that I am over halfway through with this pregnancy, which reminds me, I need to get busy getting ready for a new baby!

How far along: 22 weeks
Size of baby: about a pound and 11 inches long (according to Baby Center, the size of a spaghetti squash, but I’m rather sick of the fruit and veggie comparisions)
Total weight gain: a couple weeks ago it was 16 pounds
Maternity clothes: all the way, but I have a few “fat pants” I can still button
Gender: don’t know and we won’t find out. I have no inclination yet.
Movement: this baby is a mover and shaker with few subtle movements and lots of dramatic kicks and flips
Sleep: sleeping great
What I miss: being fast in my workouts
Cravings: none right now
Symptoms: achy feet
Best moment of the week: We had a diagnostic ultrasound a couple weeks ago, and it was fun to take the kids to see. We got some great views of the baby, and all checked out well. During the ultrasound, sweet Bud said he was sad that he would never get to be a momma with a baby in his belly someday.

One last funny story. We were all riding in the van the other day, and I was telling Thomas about how some ladies I had just met that morning were shocked that I was 20 weeks pregnant because I was so tiny. I said that I certainly don’t feel tiny. Bud piped up from the back seat, “You just need to ignore them, Momma. Hold your chin up and say to yourself, ‘I know I’m big, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else says!'” It was so hard not to laugh at his sweet advice.

5 Responses to “22 Weeks Update”

  1. Julia says:

    way to go, Bud!!! :) You look GREAT Rachel! I love Sugar’s face in this picture – hahah!

  2. mandi says:

    He is hilarious! i mean, truly!
    You look so good! Yay for a healthy pregnancy!

  3. Leslie Ness says:


    You do look great! And that last story is hilarious. Peter and I laughed out loud. Where did he get a response like that?

  4. Josie says:

    Hi Rachel. You look so cute and your belly looks different to me than your other pregnancies. Sounds like you are feeling great too! I miss seeing you and hanging out and you are the one person I REALLY
    want to share my birth story with. I’m happy to see your updates. :)

  5. Whitney says:

    Congrats on baby #3! I love what Bud said…I can’t wait to see the things Dexter puts together in the future!