Tuesday, February 21, 2012

23 Weeks

Last Friday I had a follow-up ultrasound to check on Baby C’s stomach and kidneys.  The ultrasound tech told me to eat about an hour before, so I made sure to have a HUGE lunch.  And then I was snacking on trail mix right on my drive over to the office.  Luckily she was able to see his black stomach bubble right away and everything else looks good.  She did some more measurements and the computer figured that he’s about 1.4 pounds and measuring right on target.  I’m actually measuring 2 days early, so let’s hope it stays that way :)  Definitely would not mind delivering a week early or so!

I had to buy a new pillow for my work chair today because Baby C kicks me like crazy if I lean too much forward when I’m sitting.  I’m hoping the pillow will help me slouch down a little.  He is so active now – it’s funny because I wanted to feel his kicks badly a few weeks ago and now that I do every day, I’m wanting him to calm down just a little.  But his kicks make me feel more connected so it’s a good thing.  I usually can feel the movements just when I’m laying down or sitting down for more than a few minutes, but not when standing yet.  Daddy and Auntie were both able to feel them from the outside this past week, too.

  • How far along?: 23 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a:  pomegranate
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +13-15.  Didn’t lose much of the vacation bloat :( 
  • The Bump: Getting bigger every day.
  • Symptoms: Hungry.  OMG so hungry all the time.  Also, I have an overall sense of just feeling big…I’m tired at doing little things and bending over to pick stuff up is an effort.
  • Food Cravings:  Sweets and chips.  I resisted the urge to buy a box of Mike & Ike’s today.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nothing.
  • Sleep: Ehhh not too great this week because of pain in both hips, which is annoying especially since it doesn’t matter what side I sleep on.
  • What I miss:  Blueberry beer…Hubby bought a 6 pack this week and it makes me sad. 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  We have 4 maybes, but no final decision yet.  That is HUGE progress for us, though!
  • Movement: I feel something every day now.  Milestones of Hubby and Sista feeling kicks. 
  • Maternity Clothes: Pretty much just maternity stuff now, though I did wear non-maternity leggings today and they were still comfy as long as I rolled them down a little.
  • Labor Signs: N/A
  • Best Moment of the Week: Finding so much nautical stuff at the Christmas Tree Shops for the nursery.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: nothing in particular, I feel like time is going by too fast!
  • 23 Week Pic:


    What I wore to work…maternity tunic and leggings from Old Navy, skinny belt from Target:

    Week23 003



    1. Awww, you look amazing!!! I had very bad hip pain with both my pregnancies as well, that was about the only thing that I remember really hindering my sleep (besides waddling to the bathroom every hour through the night in the last trimester, ha). Oh, and turning over in bed to my other side...was a joke. That's one of the best parts of being pregnant...feeling the baby move, I miss that! Enjoy, the first pregnancy is always the best because you can totally focus on that little one growing inside, and you get to rest whenever you want to (while not working).

    2. How is your bump so TEENY TINY!! And I say - give into your cravings. Go buy those Mike and Ikes! ;)

    3. I know what you mean about baby moving. I love it all day long, but then I get distracted when she doesn't stop before I go to bed. I don't want to miss any movement and going to sleep makes me miss them, especially since she's most active right before bedtime.


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