22 Week Bumpdate

Side Effects

– Definitely still exhausted, and thus, falling a little behind in grading and lesson planning.
– I’m wanting to eat all the time. I’m not sure it it’s actual hunger or just wanting food in my mouth….
– Carrying things or going up stairs is requiring more effort
– Only 1 more pair of jeans fit me and my two pairs of slacks are getting pretty tight–I may have to go shopping for stretchy pants soon!
Food Cravings
– Chocolate is becoming a bit more appealing to me, which makes me happy!
Exciting Things
– My mom is starting to plan a family baby shower for me for April (a little early, but a lot of my in-laws will be in Idaho/Utah for my sister-in-law’s wedding then)
– Justin was finally able to feel Rhys kick
– My doctor said that Rhys’s heart is very strong–that makes me so happy and relieved
– My mom told my husband/dad/brother to help me carry things, even though it still doesn’t strain me.
– My students are becoming more aware of my pregnancy (they already knew, but they are commenting on it more). One asked me if I expect them to believe that a pregnant teacher stays up to midnight to make sure online homework is turned in on time (I said no, I just look at the time-stamp). Another told me that I definitely don’t look like I’m half-way done with the pregnancy.
Things That Make Me Nervous
– Still indecisive about what I want to do next year–not that I can really decide until we know where Justin gets a job.
– I have a coworker who has gotten a lot of contagious illnesses recently, and that made me nervous for Rhys’s sake. So, I got both a flu shot and a whooping cough shot. Now, my right arm is sore!
I was given that weird juice drink for my 26 week appointment to check for diabetes stuff…but, having to work in West Jordan while living in Provo and only having 1 more paid day off I’m saving for my SIL’s wedding, makes me a little nervous about planning it. I did get a referral to do it at a hospital closer to my school, if I can find one that take my insurance. Thankfully, I still have a few weeks to work all the details out.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • How fun! You're making me want to be pregnant again 🙂 don't worry too much about Rhys getting illnesses. Newborns are born with all your antibodies and if you breastfeed your body will produce the antibodies they need 🙂 but I remember being worried about Emi getting a bad illness

  • FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. It's so good these days, all the time 🙂

  • You really do look tiny for half-way!

    • It really does surprise me. Thankfully, I've had it confirmed that my son is the right size for his age. It seriously has been a concern of mine.

  • More than halfway!! And that's pretty funny about your students questioning whether you stay up till midnight to see homework turned in online–haha, that would have never occurred to me to think that the profs were staying up all night watching their email inbox…it's interesting the way kids think…