Pregnancy Update

22 weeks
21 weeks

This belly will not stop growing. I suppose that's a good thing, but it is just weirding me out! I haven't done a very good job writing much in my journal or on the blog about my pregnancy, so I thought I'd jot down a few things. Here's a few stats as of today:

How far along: 22 weeks- baby is about 1 lb, 11 inches
Total weight gain: 12 pounds total; 6 lbs since pre pregnancy weight (lost 6 lbs first trimester)
Favorite thing so far: feeling the baby move. I think that is the only thing I will miss from being pregnant. And the ultrasound was pretty awesome too.
Sleep: Overall no complaints, other than waking several times to use the bathroom.
Fitness: I feel out of shape, but have recently started getting to the gym more frequently. I typically do a bunch of stretching, squats, arm weights and then elliptical followed by walking. Haven't run in about a month and last time I tried it hurt, so just making do!
Food: love it. So glad to be out of the first 14 or so weeks! Have not experienced any "cravings" other than what a normal me craves. Have been eating large amounts of mint chocolate chip ice cream lately though....eek!

In general I feel pretty normal right now. Other than this weird beach ball in place of my belly. I do miss my regular old body mostly because of the limits pregnancy can pose on a body. However, pregnancy is such a crazy and awesome thing to experience and I'm grateful for it. And for how well things seem to be going so far. 

I leave for the states tomorrow morning and am so excited to see my family. And to be in the states! I miss that good ol' country. 


Sailing in Okinawa

There is something about sailing that is so dreamy. And picturesque! A couple Saturdays ago we went with some of our good friends here and lucked out with some awesome weather during this gloomy rainy season. I love sailing!!! Especially when I don't have to do any of the work ;)
 2 pregger ladies just along for the ride!
 real life here^
Fun day out on the ocean. Love that guy next to me too.


Baby Girl on the Way

Last week we had our 20 week ultrasound. Which means-I'm halfway! Wahoo. Although my pregnancy symptoms aren't bad right now, I'm already excited not to be pregnant. It's fun, but so weird. Anyways, back to the ultrasound. We were able to find out we are having a girl! I of course was ecstatic. Little boys are great too, but I had been thinking girl this whole time and knew if it was different it would take me a day or so to change gears. Duke is also excited.

I realize that posting a bunch of ultrasound pictures is weird and that most people don't care to see them. But I had to post a couple. Including the scariest picture I've ever seen.
 A couple semi-normal ones..followed by this:
Apparently our baby is a cyborg. Haha, so scary!!! 
A couple pictures from Friday when I hit 20 weeks. The bump really popped out the last couple weeks. Can't believe it!


Bali // Part2

The rest of our pictures from our time in Bali! Most of these were from the one day spent site seeing. It's so beautiful there! These waterfalls are called Gitgit Waterfalls. They are up in the mountains so it was a bit cooler weather and a nice long drive from where we were staying. But worth the drive!
These little offering baskets were everywhere all over Bali. I'm not exactly sure what they do/are for, I suppose a Hindu tradition? But we saw people putting them outside shops everyday. 
The lower gitgit falls.
 Up in the mountains! This isn't a good picture but they had rice terraces all over the mountains as we drove through. Very pretty!
 Wild monkeys...everywhere!
 I had never seen an obese monkey until this trip. Look at this guy!!
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan- temple on the lake. 
flying tigers representttt
look at these adorable tiny owls!!! 

scootin around!
19 weeks
pretty plumeria
Padang Padang Beach
Prettiest sunset I may have ever seen in my life. Loved Bali!