Olivia Lynne: 22 Weeks

How Far Along? 22 weeks. 

Size of Baby? A spaghetti squash! Love bug is 11 inches long and almost 1 pound. 
Gender? A sweet baby GIRL!!!! 

Name? Little miss Olivia Lynne Anderson; although we also lovingly refer to her as Poppy or Livie.

Weight Gain? As of last week, I'd gained 10lbs. 

Stretch Marks? Although my belly is starting to itch, I'm still stretch mark free. Yay! Coconut oil for the win!

Belly button in or out? In (but getting more and more shallow). 

Wedding rings on or off? Happily on, although I have marshmallow fingers in the mornings. 

Maternity Clothes? Hell yes. I pink puffy heart my Gap maternity leggings, dresses and corduroy maternity jeans.  

Sleep? By time 7:30 pm rolls around I'm well and truly pooped and ready for bed. I struggle to keep my eyes open past 9:30. Thankfully I'm only getting up maybe twice a night to tinkle. 

Movement? Livie loves to dance in my belly, and every week I can feel her more and more. She's definitely most active in the morning on my way to work, around 4-5 in the afternoon, and right when I'm laying down for bed. She loves to listen to her daddy's voice, and every time he lays his head on my belly to talk to her she wiggles and kicks all over the place. Carl holds my belly when she's moving most and we're so close to him being able to feel her too.  

Symptoms? Heartburn was better up until last night when it was vile! I've noticed specific foods make me throw up (when I eat too much cinnamon or something spicy) and the heartburn that follows is like swallowing a bowl of hot coals doused in flaming tequila. No bueno.

Best Pregnancy Brain Moments? Nowadays there are now far too many to count. I think my biggest problem is that I just cant seem to find the right words. For example, I'm notorious for referring to the play grocery store in our classroom as the garage or gas station. 

Mood Swings? Super emotional. I started crying when my favorite song Clocks by Coldplay came on the radio the other morning. I'm also sitting here watching The Biggest Loser with ginormous crocodile tears.

Cravings? Sweets (hello, candy corn!) cucumbers and lasagna. 

Food Aversions? Tuna. So gross. However, I am becoming a pro at being able to sit in the same room (albeit on the opposite side) as someone eating it. 

Labor Signs? Still a long way out. Phew. 

What I Miss? Being able to comfortably jump up and down from sitting on the floor with the kiddos. I totally already feel like a sack of potatoes. 

Best Moments This Week? Coming home to find goodies and packages on the front porch for Olivia. Grandma even spoiled her for the first time this week with this absolutely adorable polka dot dress.
Looking Forward To? Celebrating one of my oldest and dearest friends marriage on Saturday! Olivia and I have spent all week baking (and occasionally taste testing...)150 cupcakes (of 3 different flavors), as well as a 2 tiered cutting cake and additional 2 tier surprise cake. Tomorrow night is going to be nothing more than a frosting frenzy! I'm excited to ice and decorate all of Jen and Matt's cakes so that Saturday is a day entirely devoted to celebrating love sweet love! 


  1. you seriously look so adorable! I've been lucky and the heartburn has stayed away for the most part...let's hope it stays away!


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