Bump-date: Week 22

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, I know that the lil guy and I did! I was just so very happy to be with my family this holiday as I’ve missed them very much over the last year.


It’s still taking a little bit of time for me to get used to the freezing cold weather here, but having snowfall on Christmas night was truly an amazing sight.


All the extra holiday goodies that have been tempting me have been enough encouragement to get my booty to the gym! Baby Alabama and I had a STELLAR week of workouts. I even had a two-a-day snuck in there.


  1. Yoga Class (Another class taught by my mom!)
  2. Pregnancy Water Aerobics
  3. 45 mins cardio: 30 treadmill walk 3.5 mph/15 elliptical
  4. 2.5 mile YMCA Christmas Fun Run/Walk Race
  5. Prenatal Yoga DVD (45 mins)

Baby Stuff:

The lil guy got some very thoughtful Christmas presents…gift cards to Babies R Us, a pillow pet [which I’m using as a preggo pillow until baby can use it], and how sweet is this tiny Boise State onesie?


Now I’m really looking forward to college football season next year so I can deck our little one out in blue and orange.


I’ve been a little on the emotional side this week. Having Christmas without J. Alabama was a little rough, but being here with my Idaho family made it lots better! And getting tons of loving texts and support from J’s side of the family was awesome too. We really felt loved this week.


Pregnancy Symptoms:

This week I had the round ligament pain creep back for a few days. It seems to hit if I’m doing too much working out, or not enough…still trying to find the perfect balance.

I also had a little case of back pain. Ugh! It hurt to sit, it hurt to stand…I’m hoping that was a one time deal because we still have a long way to go in this pregnancy.


With all the Christmas-y drinks and treats everywhere,  I’ve been hankering for some egg nog. Since real eggnog is a no-no during pregnancy I found the next best thing…which I call fakenog.


The SO Coconut Egg Nog seriously tastes like the real thing, except its missing that little shot of rum which I will just have to wait until next year to try.

Best Moment of the week:

KICKS! Yup, I got my Christmas present from baby late last night in the form of tiny little kicks in my belly. It was the craziest feeling ever. I was sitting there just giggling once I figured out what I was feeling was actually the baby kicking me. I think he was trying to say “Merry Christmas Mom!”


I’m doing and feeling really well. I know I’m feeling tired more often, but I’m also a lot busier here in Boise. It’s nice to have family and friends to visit with and fun gatherings to attend. It’s definitely making the time fly by.


I’m also just getting excited to meet baby Bama (LOL, love that people are referring to him as baby bama). I’m hoping that now we’ve made it through Christmas I can start focusing a little more on taking baby classes, getting things ready baby room wise and working more on the arrival aspect of baby.

I got a little overwhelmed after watching “The Business of Being Born” last night. I realize that there are lot of things about the labor process I had not thought about. I’m planning a hospital birth, but had not really thought much else about it. Time to research!

Anyways, I had a great Christmas and am looking forward to ringing in the new year this next week.

9 thoughts on “Bump-date: Week 22

  1. I don’t know if you posted pictures of you in that top before, but it’s so cute! I love the colors!

    Yeay for baby kicks! And perfect timing, too. What a special way to end Christmas! Good luck with all your birthing research. I’m not even preggo and all that stuff overwhelms me!*

  2. You’re looking fantastic, as always. 😉 and umm OMG yay for baby kicks!!!!! I keep poking my belly urging the little one to give me some kicks, but nothing yet.

    “The Business of Being Born” is a great one. I watched that before getting preggers and that was one of the main things that led me to choose the midwife route. I’m still planning a hospital birth as well, but it’s nice to know I’ll have 2 great midwives by my side through it all.

  3. I feel so behind! Did I miss the post when your husband left? Is he gone a whole year? Boo.

    I’m glad you were able to spend the holidays with your family. When my husband was gone, being home for Christmas really helped things. It was the last month of his deployment and the time was just dragging for me but being home helped speed things along.

  4. Aww! Your first kicks! How cool!

    Stupid question – why can pregnant women not have egg nog? Does it actually have raw eggs in it? (I have never had it!)

    • Not stupid, I should have said the reason in the post. Okay, so I guess some eggnog is made with unpasteurized eggs. Probably store bought nog is okay, but to be on the safe side I went the Coconut milk route. Which I don’t do a ton of dairy anyways, so it was the perfect fit for me.

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