Tuesday, 22 March 2011

22w0d: Overwhelmed but happy

So, I think that I may finally be accepting the fact that I am pregnant. This is helped by everyone around me pointing out that fact. The guy that served my lunch on Friday said "Had a great weekend. Both of you". Neighbours are stopping me to wish me congratulations. Honestly, I'm amazed at how brave people are to comment on my bump this early on. But it is nice to know that all those extra kilos have been collecting at the right places.

The fluttering has turned into kicking, and it is so reassuring. As I have an anterior placenta, the doppler is quite difficult to use, but with all those kicks throughout the day, I usually feel pretty certain that everything is okay.

I am trying to read some baby books, but will often feel overwhelmed with how much there is to learn, and how much we have to do before the end of July. I am excited too, though. Every day I am reminded how lucky we are to be in this situation, and how if everything continues to go well, what an extraordinary summer we will have.

Scan and bump photos here.


  1. Soo happy for you! July seems so close....when do you plan to start making purchases?

  2. So happy for you. I started getting really comfortable with the pregnancy and excited about everything around that mark too (once I stopped freaking out about the cyst thing).

    I can't believe people are commenting already- you must have all the bump in the right place!

    Over halfway now!

  3. How exciting - my champagne bubbles have stopped, so I'd welcome getting to the kicking stage. The bump's looking great! :-D

  4. Your bump photos look gorgeous. I also like how you have worn the same outfit for true scientific comparisonn :p

  5. I find the actual kicks to be very reassuring as well. For the first time, I really feel like I'm actually pregnant.

    It's great that you're getting comments on your bump. I haven't had any yet from people who don't know, but I have noticed plenty of second glances at my tummy. I try to wear clothes that make it less mysterious what this spare tire around my waist actually is, and I plant my hand on it to help indicate it's real purpose when I'm wearing something that makes it look more like beer and tacos.

  6. Wow - 22 weeks! What a great milestone! You are looking good mama :)

  7. You and your bump and your SON! It IS overwhelming in a wonderful way.