22 Weeks (Babymoon in Maui – Woohoo!)

Our little guy just keeps on growing! He now weighs about 1 pound and is 1 foot long. I keep looking at my belly and feeling in awe that he is getting so big in there! Then I imagine how he’ll get – at minimum – at least 600% bigger over the next 3.5 months and my mind is blown! I’m not sure how big he’ll be by the end – some research says that the size of baby can be genetic (i.e. linked to your mom’s children) and my mom had me and my sister as tiny little things (4 – 5 pounds) who came early – BUT, my brother came a week late and was a whopping 11 pounds. I want my baby to be healthy – but goodness gracious, I can’t imagine if he gets up to 10 or 11 pounds how he will possibly come out of my body. We’ll see…

How far along?  22 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain/loss:  Only weighing myself at doctor’s appointments  – Pat threw the scale in the trash about a month ago for those of you who missed that. Baha. Last week though, doctor said I was on track with my weight gain – so that’s what matters most to me. My appetite is pretty normal though – I haven’t been overly hungry or craving a ton of junk.

Maternity clothes?  Yep. Although, over the past few months, I’ve gotten more and more lax about this. I’m at the point of – if I can fit into it and it looks decent – wear it. I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a maternity wardrobe, so I have a few maternity things I love and then I supplement those with t-shirts and comfy sweats (especially around the house). There are some funny/witty tees out there though that I keep eyeing. Like this one from the lovely Mamagama maternity collection:

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Sleep: I’ve been sleeping without problem this week. Woohoo! The pillow between the knees trick works super well and feels so cuddly. We also were staying at a resort this week in Maui for our babymoon and the beds were ah-mazingly comfy.

Best moments this week:  Um…would it hurt to say all of them? No, but really, we were in Maui from Saturday – Wednesday of this week and had the best time. We spent most of our time lounging on the beach or by the pool. It was glorious. Winter is apparently whale-watching season in Maui (which I didn’t realize) and we saw a ton of whales, too, which was really neat. I went on a whale-watching trip in 6th grade and I remember we saw one whale spout over the course of a week – this was nothing in comparison! We saw at least 2 – 3 full on whales jumping out of the water everyday, a ton of spouting, and saw quite a number of whales slapping their tales on the water (which I looked up and learned is part of a territorial mating ritual).

Everywhere we looked, there were beautiful views. It felt like we were in a postcard the whole trip! My favorite moment of the trip (if forced to narrow it down) was on Tuesday night, our last night there and we went to dinner at Duke’s Beach House on Ka’anapali Beach. Afterwards, we walked out to the beach and it felt like we could see a million stars. We were the only ones out there and it was just a picture perfect moment.

Here are a bunch of pictures from our trip. I love pictures, so if you don’t love pictures, my apologies in advance for the overload:

Sunset on our first night in Maui

Sunset on our first night in Maui

Happy by the pool on our second day

Happy by the pool on our second day

Ka'anapali Beach

Ka’anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach

Ka’anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach

Ka’anapali Beach

Sailboat right off shore of Ka'anapali Beach

Sailboat right off shore of Ka’anapali Beach

Dinner on the water at Kimo's in Lahaina, HI

Dinner on the water at Kimo’s in Lahaina, HI

Our favorite Hawaii dessert = Hula Pie (oreo crust + macadamia nut ice cream + fudge ganache top + whipped cream + fudge +macadamia nuts). This Hula Pie was the "chef's variation" and had rocky road ice cream instead of the traditional macadamia nut ice cream. Pat put his spoon beside the pie to try and give some perspective for how tall the pie is - it is a HUGE piece!

Our favorite Hawaii dessert = Hula Pie (oreo crust + macadamia nut ice cream + fudge ganache top + whipped cream + fudge +macadamia nuts). This Hula Pie was the “chef’s variation” and had rocky road ice cream instead of the traditional macadamia nut ice cream. Pat put his spoon beside the pie to try and give some perspective for how tall the pie is – it is a HUGE piece!

Yep, don't worry, we finished it all

Yep, don’t worry, we finished it all

Sunset on Ka'anapali Beach on Monday night

Sunset on Ka’anapali Beach on Monday night

Sitting by the beach - so perfect

Sitting by the beach – so perfect

Palm trees and blue skies

Palm trees and blue skies

Shave ice menu! Woohoo! My favorite thing is to get the "snow cap" which means that your shave ice is topped off with sweetened condensed milk. Mmmm...

Shave ice menu! Woohoo! My favorite thing is to get the “snow cap” which means that your shave ice is topped off with sweetened condensed milk. Mmmm…

Hawaiian Blue (vanilla + coconut), mango, and cherry with a snow cap = SO GOOD

Blue Hawaiian (vanilla + coconut), mango, and cherry with a snow cap = SO GOOD

Moloka'i is one of the islands that is neighbors with Maui

Moloka’i is one of the islands that neighbors with Maui

Ka'anapali Beach

Ka’anapali Beach

Yep, another of Ka'anapali Beach

Yep, another of Ka’anapali Beach

Palms at sunset

Palms at sunset

Selfie on the beach with lots of wind blowing in my face

Selfie on the beach with lots of wind blowing in my face

Sunset

Sunset

And, sunset picture, again (you can't have too many, right?)

And, sunset picture, again (you can’t have too many, right?)

Ho'okipa Beach State Park right before sunrise on Tuesday morning

Ho’okipa Beach State Park right before sunrise on Tuesday morning

Ke'anae Point

Ke’anae Point

The view out the window while driving the Road to Hana

The view out the window while driving the Road to Hana

Ke'anae Point

Ke’anae Point

Rainbow on the Road to Hana

Rainbow on the Road to Hana

Mile 32 on the Road to Hana = Waianapanapa State Park and a black sand beach

Mile 32 on the Road to Hana = Waianapanapa State Park and a black sand beach

Evidence of the black sand beach

Evidence of the black sand beach

Waianapanapa State Park

Waianapanapa State Park

Driving back to our resort after driving the road to Hana - everywhere you look, there are beautiful views

Driving back to our resort after driving the road to Hana – everywhere you look, there are beautiful views

Dinner at Duke's Beach House on our last night in Maui

Dinner at Duke’s Beach House on our last night in Maui

I love this guy

I love this guy. He is an amazing husband and will be the best dad!

Sunrise over Lanai on our last morning in Maui

Sunrise over Lanai on our last morning in Maui

Our hotel room had a little balcony with a pretty view of the Maui mountains

Our hotel room had a little balcony with a pretty view of the Maui mountains

Miss anything? Nope. I have felt so good this week! I was really excited when we went to the resort gym this week and I did a little jogging without feeling like I was going to die. Now, it was truly – a little – jogging. Think, barely running at a 4.0 mph pace for only 1 -2 minutes at a time out of a 45 minute total walk / jog time….but still, it felt so good!

Movement: Yes! That little guy is moving around all the time. When I was laying out by the pool this week, there were several times where I could actually see my belly move with his kick. Baha – it was like a little ba-bum vibration. So funny.

Food cravings: Hmm…. this might be terribly anti-climatic when it comes to craving, but salad with grilled chicken! I think on every day of our trip (and since we’ve been home), I’ve had some sort of salad with grilled chicken. I particularly love a good chicken Caesar salad.

Anything making you queasy or sick: One day of our trip we drove the “road to Hana” which is a scenic 30 + mile drive on the northeast coast of Maui. The views were incredible – but, the road has a 15 mph speed limit because it is so curvy (and most of the curves are over one-lane bridges that are so, so narrow – thank goodness Pat drove). So, I’ll admit, I definitely was feeling a bit queasy for a good part of this trip.

Have you started to show yet? Yes! I even was brave enough to take this “I’m pregnant and wearing a bathing suit and you can see my belly photo” this week.

Yep, I'm showing. It's confirmed.

Yep, I’m showing. It’s confirmed.

There's a baby in there and he weighs one pound!

There’s a baby in there and he weighs one pound!

Happy or moody: Happy! It’s hard not to feel relaxed and happy when you’re on vacation!

Looking forward to: We have a long weekend this weekend for President’s Day (from Hawaiian vacation to long weekend – hard life, right?) and we have a bunch of fun activities planned. We’re going to the California Academy of Sciences today where they have a rainforest and aquarium, we’ll spend a bunch of time in GG park for sure, I’m getting a mani/pedi with my friend Lauren on Sunday, and we’ve got a few yummy food outings planned (cinnamon toast from Trouble, of course; brunch at Zazie; burritos in the Mission). I’ve also started a few nesting activities which are super fun – one, I’ve been cross-stitching baby a stocking (it will take me all the way until next Christmas to finish – if I’m lucky and hurry it up!) and reading this sweet book that my friend Jessie recommended (a parenting book called The Baby Book). Pat is so sweet, I asked him if he wanted me to highlight important parts for him to skim and he insisted that he needs to read the whole thing. I have one sweet hubby.

 

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