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How far along? 22 weeks (18 to go!)

Baby Size: According to the Baby Center app, Baby Girl is about 11″ from head to rump (about the size of a spaghetti squash) and around 15 ounces.

Total Weight Gain: Down two pounds at the moment, but up 3 pounds from pre-pregnancy. Still bouncing within the same 5-pound range.

Maternity Clothes: Still in “normal” clothes most of the time.

Sleep: Still sleeping well.

5-Months: Cookie and me

Best Moment of Week: My 5-month maternity photo shoot with Erica and my goat Cookie (who is also 5-months pregnant). These photos turned out SO STINKING CUTE. I shared them on my Facebook page and also in a Nigerian Dwarf group on Facebook and the post totally blew up. (At the moment, in less than 24 hours, it has over 600 “Likes” and over 80 comments – not “viral” by any means, but certainly more attention than what I’m used to!) I still have 4 months to go, but as of the day the photos were taken, Cookie only has 4 days to go till her due date!

Miss Anything?: This week hasn’t been too bad in terms of things that have bothered me or I’ve been unable to do. Though I am finding when it comes to farm chores, I’m doing things a bit slower these days. (Like all the work to get ready for goat kidding season!)

Movement: Baby girl has been quite busy with lots of somersaults and tap-dancing. She’s still sitting very low in my belly but I feel like pretty soon you’ll be able to feel her from the outside because her kicks are getting pretty firm!

Food Cravings: Nothing too extreme. I have been enjoying seafood (fish, shrimp) quite a lot.

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick?: Still getting “gaggy” feeling occasionally, but not too bad overall. Chicken is still very unappealing to me (it’s a texture-thing).

Cookie and I, 5-months along, nose-to-nose

Happy or Moody?: Happy and very content to be busy and absorbed in all the lovely things that go on in springtime around here. Springtime on the farm is just my favorite. Baby chicks, baby goats, trees budding, flowers popping up… it all brings me so much joy!

Labor Signs: Nope – thankfully! 🙂

Shopping/Nesting/Preparation: I’ve been nesting on behalf of the goats instead (haha) – getting their kidding pen accommodations ready when their babies start arriving in the coming weeks. It’s kind of a nice distraction to think more about them right now.

Cookie & me - 5mo. Maternity Photos