The weeks are seriously just flying by! Here is my 22 week bumpdate. 🙂

Size of the Baby: A Spaghetti Squash! – about 11 inches and almost one pound!

Total Weight Gain: Around 9-11 pounds. I had a doctor’s appointment this week and they weighed me at 112, which is a 9 pound increase but when I weighed myself at home the same day I was at 114.

Gender: A sweet baby boy!

Symptoms: I had really bad hip pain last weekend, which scared the heck out of me. I thought if it hurt so bad already, there was no way I could handle it getting worse and worse until baby is here. Thankfully though I must have just slept funny or something because it went away within the next few days.

I also got scared and some anxiety because I kind of convinced myself at one point that the pain could be from a kidney infection. I had just read about people getting them while pregnant on the baby boards on one of my apps but thankfully it definitely wasn’t a kidney infection.

That was really it for symptoms this week though. It was a pretty easy week!

Stretch Marks: Nope!

Exercise: I finally did a prenatal YouTube workout like I have been wanting to. It felt really good to get my body moving. I unfortunately only did one and am hoping to do more this week.

Maternity Clothes: I bought my first pair of maternity jeans! I definitely needed new pants because all I’m wearing are leggings because that’s all that fit me. But I really needed a pair of pants for church and when I go out to nicer places.

Unfortunately though I thought the jeans I bought fit well in the store but then realized they actually are slightly too short and a little too baggy so I’m going to return them and try to find another pair.

Cravings: I had been craving disco fries, which if you aren’t from New Jersey you might not know what they are so let me explain really quickly. Disco fries are french fries with brown gravy and melted mozzarella cheese on them and they are typically sold at diners. They are seriously amazing.

So anyway, I had been craving them for quite a while and had a really strong craving for them on Saturday night so I called one of the diners around where I live that is open 24/7 and ordered Disco Fries to go haha. Tommy was so awesome and picked them up for me!

Nursery: We got about 99% of the shiplap done and even painted! We might need one more coat of paint but it looks so, so good. I just love it! Don’t mind the tape on the walls, we are obviously still working on it!

Tommy is: still so excited about being a dad. He’s also trying to soak up the last little bit of time with just the two of us.

Looking forward to: being able to buy the crib and dresser and see the nursery come together even more!

Best Moments: Hearing the baby’s heart beat at our check-up! That obviously never gets old!

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  1. Rob Bear

    September 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Still sending you best wishes (otherwise known as blessings an Bear hugs).

  2. Mary Leigh

    September 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Fun! Glad the hip pain went away – pregnancy is full of random and alarming little pains from time to time! The nursery is looking great!

    1. Ashley Zinhobl

      September 26, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Thank you!! The random alarming pains are definitely a bit scary, so glad that they really don’t happen much!

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