Tuesday, October 30, 2012

23 Weeks

How far along?  23 weeks exactly

How big is baby?   1 lb.

Total weight gain/loss:  +3 lbs. this month;  +7 lbs. total

Maternity clothes?  Maternity tops are still a bit tent-like, but regular tops are getting too short, so I wear maternity tanks under my regular tops often.  Regular pants no longer button.  :(  I mostly wear my regular dresses to school, though, because they are comfortable and fit the best, despite my growing stomach.

Stretch marks:  Just the stretch marks I already had from Connor and weight gain/loss over the years.

Sleep: I am still waking up at least once in the night to use the restroom; I have a hard time falling back asleep.

Best moment this week:  Connor has really started to care about his "baby sister," as he calls her.  He kisses and hugs my stomach, tells her goodbye when I drop him off in the mornings, and wants to buy her toys.  :)

Movement:  Lots of movement lately.

Food cravings:  Giovanni's cheese bread, Grippo's barbecue chips, sweets

Food Aversions:  I don't have many aversions at this point, which may be cause for concern in the weight gain department.  I was doing well the first several visits, only gaining 1 lb. each month, but it was eye-opening to have gained 3 lbs. this month.  I am going to have to watch more closely.

Gender:   girl

Labor Signs:  None.

Symptoms:  Nausea (if I get too hungry), fatigue, some trouble sleeping, and terrible skin.

Belly Button in or out? In 

What I miss:  Sleeping through the night, clear skin, energy

What I am looking forward to:  Buying decor for the room, now that we know what direction we want to go in (carnival theme with white/yellow bedding and "Robin's Nest" wall color).  I want to find a marquee light with her initial, some prints with carousels, ferris wheels, etc... and Jason really wants to get her a stuffed elephant.  :)

Upcoming appointments/events:  Nothing until our next appointment on Nov. 20th.

Weekly Wisdom:  Be careful...I fell down the stairs nearly two weeks ago, and I think I broke my toe (and my tailbone STILL hurts two weeks later).  I have always been clumsy, but my balance is definitely more off than usual.  It was scary, but I was glad to see at our appointment last Thursday that everything is fine with the baby.

This month's photo is a comparison of my pregnancy with Connor.  Notice that even though I was already 25 weeks along with Connor in this photo, I am already bigger at 23 weeks with Baby #2, not including that I am pretty much bigger overall as well.  :(


Ali said...

Just for the record, I think you look beautiful & I LOVE that green sweater!

Nicole Buckingham said...

Such a sweet post. I think one day a year or so from now this will be even more beautiful as the very best things are... with time.

Just stopping by from The Wiegand's, sweet Casey's blog, to personally invite you to join me for An Aloha Affair; a sort of end of week gathering and mingling and growing together. I'd love to have ya, stop by anytime...


Jade Steckly said...

Your decor for the nursery sounds awesome! Congratulations on your pregnancy, I just found your blog on Casey's :) Glad I did!