Week 23 Update
I skipped the last three weeks, and I’m sorry! Mostly to myself, who will probably enjoy reading these later more than anyone now…let’s be real. It wasn’t that eventful anyway so I just figured I’d wait.
Week 22 I started feeling baby girl moving a lot more! Multiple times a day, even. I’m really happy about that! I still can’t really feel her on the outside but I’ll take the little movement I can get!
I’m craving ice cream and cranberry sonic slushies, but I don’t know if that is more pregnancy or hot weather related. I’m finally starting to notice some of the 2nd trimester ‘good feelings’ which means I’ll probably be entering into the miserable and uncomfortable stage pretty soon.
Today I entered week 23 and this morning as I lay in bed waking up, I was actually able to feel baby move on the outside for the first time. That’s crazy exciting!!
We recently started going to our community pool (FINALLY after living here a year) and I’m kind of mad that I didn’t start sooner. We even went twice yesterday! It’s a pretty good work out for all of us and is a good way to keep cool during these hot days. It’s indoor which makes it even better!
I had my monthly doctor’s appointment this week. Nothing really new or exciting to report. After about two months of staying the same, I finally gained two pounds (probably all that ice cream). My blood pressure was exactly the same though which I thought was a little interesting! The heartbeat was around 140 and she was wiggling around trying to get away from the midwife’s doppler like usual.
How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 2-5 pounds gained. I meant to ask my starting weight since I don’t remember!
Maternity clothes? Nothing new
Stretch marks? Not that I can tell.
Sleep: Pretty well! Still on the hunt for a pregnancy pillow…
Best moment this week: Going swimming…a LOT.
Have you told family and friends: Yep!
Name: It’s all picked out! I THINK we have a middle name finally but I am also not sure when I’m ready to share that.
Movement: Finally starting to feel her daily and just today felt her on the outside.
Food cravings: Cranberry Sonic slushies.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just your average nasty smells, etc.
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
Gender: According to my Sneak Peek blood test at 12 weeks, it’s a girl! Confirmed by ultrasound!
Belly Button in or out? In! I’ve got a relatively deep belly button. Even last time I think it just got level with my belly and didn’t protrude. It is starting to get more shallow now though!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but some days my patience is very thin.
Things I’ve gotten for baby so far: New additions this week: I finally bought some Slumberkins loveys during their creature feature sale. Then I won one for Leopold two days later! I plan to give them both their Bigfoot Slumberkins when they meet in the hospital. Snagged a paci holder from Bunnies By the Bay, Ecopiggy pacis, a JuJuBe diaper bag (thanks to MommyCon), and some awesome wallpaper for her room from Milton and King. Finally bought paint and even a new ceiling fan! I’m hoping to get her room done by the end of June. Got a few more exciting things coming soon!