Friday, April 1, 2011

22 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby T is about the length of a spaghetti squash, around 11 inches long
Total Weight Gain: 10 lbs
Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants and regular/maternity tops
Gender: GIRL!!! HANNAH LEE TOWNSEND is her name.  :)  It was much easier naming her than I expected it to be!  I've had a list on my phone for a few years that I'd just add names to when I heard one I liked and I hadn't shared it with Austin yet but the night we found out she was a girl Austin just said "Do we know any Hannah's?" and I said "I love that name, it's already on my list!" and she's been Hannah ever since.  :)  Lee is my middle name and it was a family named passed down to me so I wanted to keep that going.  Somehow, someway we are related to Robert E. Lee on my Mom's side so that's where it comes from.  Don't ask me for details because I've never looked into it enough to find out. ;)  It's also Austin's Grandma's middle name and we both love her so much so we're happy for Hannah to get such a strong, caring woman's name as well. 
Movement: I feel her moving around a LOT now!  I've been feeling little things here and there and then this week little Hannah decided she wanted her presense KNOWN!  I swear, she did a somersault in there the other day while I was driving.  It felt crazy!  Over the weekend I felt a really hard spot, like a rock.  I'm assuming it was her head.  I told Austin to feel it and he laughed because it was SOOOO hard!  Then a few minutes later, she had moved.  I guess we annoyed her. ;) 
Sleep: I love sleep. I've been sleeping much better now that my heart rate is under control.
What I miss: Not much right now
Cravings: Sweets
Symptoms: I suddenly feel really pregnant this week!  My coworkers even say I just popped.  It's harder to get up from sitting or laying down now.  I think I pulled my stomach muscle getting up from the hair wash chair at the salon yesterday.  Ha!  Only me, I swear.  There weren't any side arms to the chair and no one offered to help me up so I just lifted my body up with my abs like you do when you're not pregnant and man, I'm PAYING FOR IT now!  Ouch!  It will pass by tomorrow hopefully.
Best moment this week: Seeing her moving around!  She has been having fun in there!  I was watching TV on Tuesday night and Austin was at the kitchen table working on some closet plans and I suddenly saw my shirt move.  I said "Hey, I think I can see her moving in there!" and he literally jumped up and ran over and sat there and stared at my belly for about 10 minutes.  Now it's a nightly thing.  He said he doesn't think he'll ever get tired of watching her moving in there.  Too cute.  :) 
This weekend we're going to go register!!  I'm so excited for that!


Stephanie said...

LOVE her name!! So glad you are feeling regular movements and Austin gets to be a part of it too. Have fun registering!

Steve-n-Angela said...

Love her name!! And I love the weekly updates! Its so neat to see the progression.. since I don't get to see you in person!! Over half way there!! yay!!