22 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 22 weeks
Size of baby: 10.9 inches long and around 1lb 1 ounce- WHOO HOO! Love that she finally weighs a pound!
Weight gain: 9.5 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Yes! All bottoms and a few maternity tops mostly for the length! Mom got me new jeans for my birthday and I am looking forward to Fall so I can wear them! :)
Gender: A GIRL!!! Preslee Bell Turner
Movement: Feeling her move every day! Our moms have gotten to feel her little thumps and Matt LOVES that he can feel her all the time now! When she moves, it makes me think more about her even more than I already do and sometimes I even talk to her when she moves a lot! I hope she is comforted by my voice!
Sleep: Sleeping really well and don't need quite as much of it!
Symptoms: The (what I think is) gallbladder pain, isn't getting much better. I have a hard time with a low/no fat foods. I need to do better because I have noticed its a little better when I don't eat fattening stuff.
What I miss: I have dreamed of being pregnant for so long, so I can't say that I am really missing much because ALL OF THIS is what I have been wanting! I will be glad to not have the aches and pains but even those are being embraced for my little girl! :)
Cravings: Nothing particular especially since I am in pain after I eat, but I am wanting to drink lots of cold water!
Best Moment this week: Her crib and bedding came in which is so exciting! But honestly just the daily reminder that she is really in there with her movements are the best moments for me!
What I am looking forward to: Moving through the weeks and enjoying all the craziness of the next 4 months until she gets here!


This weekend, my parents came up to celebrate my birthday with me and also to help move my brother and his family to town! I requested an ice cream cake but mom couldn't resist getting a Rick's cake too!!
Isn't this cake so cute??!!
We ate the cakes after moving my brother into his new house! I was looking lovely after all that non-moving I did! ha! No one would let me lift anything but my nephew, Seth! :)

Then on Sunday, my wonderful but very tired parents and husband, moved everything out of our office to our bonus room and now we have a cleared out room for Preslee!!

New and improved bonus room! I call it the overflow room for all our family that will be coming to visit when Preslee gets here!
Her room needs to be painted then we will be filling it with precious girly stuff!!

I had a wonderful birthday and can't believe that I will have an 8 month old by my next birthday!


Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Love the cake and you look great! Glad you had a great birthday!

Lauren said...

You are looking so so great and how sweet is that cake!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Mallory said...

You look perfect and SO happy! I'm so happy for you. I'm longing for this day and it's all in the works now, so fingers crossed. I'm literally nervous reading your post, just thinking/dreaming about when it's my turn! I know you KNOW that feeling! Happy late bday!

Christy said...

Happy belated Birthday, Julee!

Jaclyn said...

You look great!! :)

Linds said...

I loved, loved, loved talking to my babies while they were moving when I was pregnant. My husband did too, and when they were born, they would be completely still and stare whenever he spoke in the room. It was SO sweet. Can't wait for you experience that too!

Alex and Jill said...

You look beautiful! Hard to believe you're already 22 weeks along. That cake is adorable and looks yummy!!

Say said...

You are such a cute preggo!