I can't believe that it's almost been two whole weeks since I've properly blogged - I attribute it to...well, nothing really - guess it's just been a mixture of a bit of laziness and being constantly on the go!
So here we are, marking 22 weeks tomorrow and Sprout is getting more and more active than ever. What started out as bubbles, blips and taps are now what feels like aerial somersaults, knocks, and teeny tiny karate kicks. I've gotten over how strange it feels (at first it made me feel nervous - the whole - something is trying to get outside of me!) but now I feel so comforted in feeling regular movement, and getting to know the patterns in which this baby will move depending on time of day and the sleeping position I'm in.
I love the feeling of knowing s/he is ok still so the fear of something bad happening has been tucked away in the back corner and now it rarely makes an appearance - although I know there is no 100% guarantee, it finally feels good to not have that fear run wild and through my thoughts. We even bought our first baby item - a cute newborn outfit with giraffes and duckies! And yesterday, for the first time during this pregnancy, I finally got the nerve to park in the designated expectant mother spots! I no longer felt like an imposter or intruder to the Club - but felt proud to be able to 'announce' it to the world by this public display of parking prowess.
I was so tickled that I did it that I took a pic to commemorate:
The only complaint that I have so far is that my back has still been whacky - depending on how much walking/bending I'm doing that day. The sciatic nerve acts up quite a bit but I'm starting a prenatal yoga next week with my other gf that is expecting in September - and hubby wants to go swimming together this weekend so that should be interesting because I keep thinking back to that whale I took a picture with a few posts ago and how much I'm starting to resemble it.
So let's get on to the San Fran trip! a.k.a the last trip as "Married with No Children". It was a tonne of fun and although it was a tad chilly (seriously NOT what I expected for Cali!) we were blessed with sunny skies and a great week overall. We literally ate our way through San Francisco *drool*, as we had researched some of the best places to try out and basically built our itinerary around key foodie places ;)
We had amazing breakfast at Mama's in North Beach;
hit up the North Beach festival in little Italy;
spent a beautiful day in Sausalito with our good friends;
had my chowda! at the wharf;
devoured In-n-Out burgers for the first time;
And enjoyed the magnificent awesome-ness of Muir Woods:
There are like, literally 450 pictures so these few don't really do it justice, but we really enjoyed the time we had together and will definitely return to SF one day - with the little one in tow!
Next up - NYC at the beginning of August with my sister - the final/FINAL trip! Last pic is an updated belly pic of me at 20 weeks:
Whew that was a long post but I will try to post more regularly b/c I'm starting to forget things and I don't want to forget anything about this pregnancy!
For those of you ladies that are soooo close to the big L&D day - I'm so so excited for you and keep praying for each of you each night. Has anyone heard an update on Janet lately?