It was so cold outside so we just took a relaxed picture inside. The girls were eager to make cookies with me before dinner. Yesterday was a casual day at home, I didn’t bother to put my contacts in which always means we are staying home for the day.
I feel like I’m growing every day. Dinner is always an interesting time where I sit up straight and tall and try to feel comfortable enough to eat. I really need to go see my chiropractor, I think that would help me feel a little better.
I’ve been using this Vascular Ease Lotion from Mountain Meadow Herbs on my varicose veins. I think it is the best I’ve tried, I haven’t even tried lotions for the past few pregnancies because I didn’t feel they did anything. It is not a miracle cure, but it helps when my ankle is puffy, swollen and hurting.
For my itchy, growing tummy I’ve been using V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex (a blend of oils such as coconut oil, Sesame Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, etc. and Gentle Baby Essential oil. I just put it on at night before I go to bed. I’ve been meaning to make an actual tummy butter cream to use, I have a recipe in mind but I just need to get in the kitchen and do it!
It has been a busy week of doing school and trying to clean and purge the house. Now that it has turned cold the children bundle all up to go play outside, but come back in after 5 minutes saying it is so cold! I’m attempting to keep the house purged, clean, and trying to think of new winter activities to keep them busy.
At week 22 the baby is almost 1 pound, and according to the books they say it is the size of a spaghetti squash. As usual, when I’m trying to go to bed the baby is wide awake and active. It is so much fun to feel the baby kicking, it helps make all the uncomfortable things totally worth it when I feel my baby moving.
If you are a pregnant mama, how are you doing this week?