Another week has gone by in the blink of an eye! It seems like the second trimester just flies every time. 

This week baby feels so much bigger in there. I can feel kicks above my belly button the last couple days. His kicks are oftentimes super strong now and definitely visible from the outside. I still haven’t gotten the boys to feel him yet. When I’m busy a lot all day I don’t feel much movement but usually when I sit down or lay down for bed he starts bouncing all over the place. I get the feeling he may be a tad hyper. 😳😂 Zane still hasn’t caught on to the change in my belly size. I keep pointing to my belly but he ignores me and just hugs me. I’m a big cushy pillow to him. 😂

I’m definitely getting out of breath and lightheaded easier now and can’t really walk and talk at the same time without getting winded. The SPD pain is about the same or maybe a tad better actually. I think because he’s moving up in my belly a bit more now. Whenever I stand up from sitting or laying, I have a few wobbly steps before my pelvis starts to feel more stable. Especially in the middle of the night when I get up to pee, I have to really be careful walking to the bathroom because I feel like I’m about to fall. 

I’ve gained 16lbs now. I have days where I get a good bit of swelling in my feet, ankles and hands. I think the real trick is that I just need to drink more water! That and I also need to sit down and prop my feet up for a few minutes every couple hours. 

I haven’t been getting much exercise in at all lately but I have been working outside in the flower beds, so lots of squatting and walking around. I got my bushes pruned and most everything weeded. We bought a couple trees and my parents also gave me a Japanese red maple. 🙂 We also planted the blueberry bush my sister S gave me last year. I’m really enjoying getting the yard looking nice before it gets overly hot out. DH and I both love doing landscaping and our yard was a completely blank canvas when we moved here 7 years ago. Not one single bush or flower bed anywhere! It’s been fun getting it exactly how we want it. And to that point, the more we think and pray about it, the more we are pretty sure we are going to just build on here instead of moving. Not only have multiple places we have looked at/put in offers on not ended up working out, but also we do like where we are quite a lot. So we are looking for land to use for recreational use and looking at building on a few bedrooms, office (DH is working from home a lot now) and a basement living room with play area. Lots of plans but no idea when we will actually make a start on anything. Apparently we are procrastinators. 😂 The need for more space is getting pretty real now though and I definitely want the addition done by the time the baby is 6 months so that I have a bedroom for him that he doesn’t have to share with a noisy older brother. 

I don’t think I really have any other baby related news…. Oh… the boys are calling the baby by his name now – Shye. I wasn’t 100% that I was going with that name, but they loved it and switched from calling him “the baby” to calling him Shye before DH and I had fully decided. It feels right when they say it, so I think we will roll with it. 😉 

Dear God, thank You for a beautiful day and awesome weather to enjoy with my babies. Please watch over and protect each of them. Thank You for them. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

22 weeks 2 days

Trying to get a cute belly pic but getting photo bombed by the kids… 😂