Monday, April 11, 2011

22 Weeks

I had my 22 weeks appointment today, and true to form (no pun intended) the weight gain has begun... and its bad.  Henry I gained a lot throughout the entire pregnancy.  Maeve I lost in the beginning and gained (a LOT) in the 2nd half.  It looks like this baby girl is going to be like her older sister.

I can't remember my exact number from my last appointment, but I'm rounding it in my head, and thinking I've gained about 7 lbs. in one month.  YUCK. 

Other than the horrible number on the scale, everything else was great.  Baby's heartbeat was in the 140's.  I'm measuring at 22 weeks and feeling really good.  I got the UTI and sinus stuff out of the way last week and I'm hoping that was the LAST time I have to take that stupid antibiotic during this pregnancy! 

I spent the weekend doing a few fun things for the new baby.  I went to a mom-mom sale on Saturday... wasn't that great (in my opinion).  Maybe I've gotten super, duper cheap, but I can't find it in me to pay 5 bucks for a used outfit...   I can go to Gymboree during one of their red bin sales and find shirts for 99 cents... anyways, I did get a bouncer- its pink with birds and flowers- so cute :)

I also decided to get out my sewing machine and try to make THE SIMPLEST FORM OF A BABY blanket there possibly is!  No joke- I googled "easiest baby blanket" and found some good directions for a sewing dummy like me.  I was shocked and delighted when my blanket actually turned out like a- GASP- blanket!  haha:)  Matching seams, stitches and all!  It took me two hours- TWO HOURS- to make this little blanket (its about the size of a receiving blanket) but I think I'm going to try to make a few more.  Maeve was pretty impressed with the blanket and requested one for herself- I told her we'd go to the fabric store to pick out any print she wanted and I'd make her a blankie... and then of course, I've gotta make Mr. H one.  So I think these simple receiving blanket things are going to become my new weekend hobby.  Here are a couple of pictures of my pride and joy...

I am having my bedding made by an incredibly talented sewer (is sewer a word?)  Her name is LeeAnn and if you need anything- ANYTHING- she can make it.  Check out her site- I am so excited to pick out my fabrics for the bedding!!! :)

This week, the baby is the size of a papaya. 

And I am looking a little (okay a LOT) like a whale...

I don't think it helps that I'm wearing blue... seriously- do I not look like one of those cartoon whales???

I think so.

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Manda said...

I LOVE your blanket Ashley~! (Seriously I just made Charlotte a little skirt in what I swear is that same lemon pattern!~)

Jen said...

LOVE the fabric of the blanket!

The "L" in ELF said...

Lol, whale! One of my students called me Shamu when I was pregnant..yep, gotta love high schoolers. Anyway, you look fab! Great blanket too, I might have to steal that idea. =)

Sarah said...

Yay for 22 weeks. Love that blanket.

k and j said...

you look cute fool!

i gained 9 this past month.

my doc was like yiiikes, don't do that again next month, k?


Leslie Collins said...

A whale? Really??? haha. :)
No, you look adorable and preggo.

LeeAnn Howard said...

you did a great job on the blanket!! kudos!! and thanks for the shoutout! :)