22 Weeks!

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Wow – 22 weeks, it’s still hard to believe we’re that far along already! But, this growing belly is a sure sign that we’re right on track. This week was another crazy one with lots of things going on. Dan was away for the weekend for a conference in St. Louis so me and the boys held down the fort. There was lots of cleaning (that has been my MO lately) and packing up of the winter gear (yah!).

The invitations for the July shower were ordered and some other specifics are starting to fall into play. I really can’t believe we’re planning for this already. Seems like just a blink ago it was February and we were saying – “we’ve got a long way to go before we think about that!” and now it’s right around the corner.

We had the opportunity to have some maternity photos taken this past week by our good friend, Stephanie Tintera. She does some photography on the side, but her work is amazing (she should do this full time!). We have been struggling with the weather we’ve been having the past week, and had to postpone a few times, but we decided to take a chance last week and just go for it. It poured down rain until about 5:30, but by 6 the sun had broken through and it make for a beautiful evening. Here are two pictures from the session that she sent over:

Maternity 1

maternity 2

We’ll be sure to post the rest once we get them – these were so great I’m sure we’ll have a hard time picking a favorite when we see them all!

How far along: 22 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: 16.5lbs; 41 in (belly – holy moly – that’s in one week!)
Maternity clothes: yes, please! More like gym shorts as much as possible!
Stretch marks: itty bitty ones
Sleep: sleep has been good
Best moment of this week: getting invitations ordered for the shower & scheduling our next ultrasound
Have you told family & friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? I would really love a Blue Moon
Food cravings: Rita’s Italian Ice; apples; JIF whipped 🙂
Anything that makes you queasy or sick: n/a
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender prediction: No more predictions – BOY, BOY, BOY!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In, but I don’t think that will be too much longer
Wedding rings on or off? Wedding ring is still on, but unfortunately I can’t get my engagement ring back on my finger
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Painting the nursery (hopefully happening this week!) & Dan being back home 🙂

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the boys wanted their picture taken too

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