Alix StowersComment

22 weeks!

Alix StowersComment
22 weeks!

Hello hello! Just checking in with a quick little update on pregnancy so far :) At 22 weeks I’m officially past the halfway mark, which is simultaneously exciting and kind of terrifying because I have a feeling these next few months are going to fly by! And there’s so much to do?!

The most exciting bit of news I can share is that we found out our little one’s gender! Right from the beginning, for no real reason except a gut feeling, I was convinced we were having a boy. Almost everyone I spoke to guessed girl (most vehemently my mom) and everyone kept slipping and referring to the baby as “she,” but in my mind it was totally a little boy. I even got Richard on the boy train once the baby started moving SO MUCH and he too became convinced we were going to have a very active little man running around. Well… to say I was surprised when we got the news that it was a girl is an understatement! But it was the most wonderful surprise ever!! We would have been thrilled with a boy or a girl, our only hope is to have a healthy, happy baby; but knowing that baby is now a “she” has made everything feel so much more real and I can’t tell you how excited I am. I’m trying soo hard not to buy all the baby clothes, but I did slip and buy a sweet little newborn set when we got the news because hey, I’m only human.

My symptoms have also done quite the 180 now that the second trimester is really underway. No more vomiting (thank goodness!) and much less nausea. I’m still pretty sleepy in the afternoons, but it’s nothing compared to the exhaustion of March and April. And thanks to my ridiculously giant pregnancy pillow, I truly look forward to climbing into my nest of fluffy goodness each night. At first I thought they were a little gimmicky and I wouldn’t need one, but after just two nights of sleeping with it I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to go back to sleeping without a cocoon of pillow around me. It’s amazing. Other things I am very grateful for these days: Tums. The heartburn is no joke! Also, Wunder Under leggings which I splurged on thanks to advice from Bundle moms - they really are the comfiest for growing bellies!

Richard and I are gearing up for a pretty busy summer, getting in as much travel as we can before baby girl arrives. We’re SO excited to be heading to the south of France in July for a family vacation / baby moon! If you have any tips for traveling while pregnant I am all ears. I know I’ll need some compression tights for the flights and super comfy walking shoes, any other recs are very welcome!

The other big thing on our minds these days is getting the house ready for October. We plan on turning our guest room into the nursery and I recently started putting together a registry, which has been super fun and a litttttle overwhelming. The guest room has basically been our storage / junk closet for the past few years so I think it will be easier to envision everything once we get rid of all the clutter in there. I can’t wait to clear it out, paint, and get it all set up for her!!

Other than that, I’m just trying to stay cool (DC… why must you be so humid??), eat right and stay as active as possible while I can still see my feet :) Hope you’re having a great week, thanks for following along!! Xoxo

**This post was originally published on The Bundle of Joy community blog **