Monday, April 2, 2012

23 weeks

Stripes + lighter colors = looking huge, ha!

How far along: 23w
Total weight gain/loss: +14 pounds. I didn't actually gain 3 lbs this past week, I just adjusted this number to what my OB is tracking at their office. You know - different scales, different time of day, etc.
How big is Baby: Baby is about the size of a pomegranate, and just over 11 inches long.
Maternity Clothes: Definitely.
Sleep: Sleep is okay. I wake up at 4am every morning to baby boy moving. I have found a comfy position that is half side and half back, and it works for me! Some mornings my belly hurts when I get up because I stay on one side the entire night.
Movement: All the time! The other morning I felt a big movement, like he did a full somersault. It was really cool. Then this morning I felt him from the outside for the first time! I almost woke Nick up to try and feel him. Next time ;) Baby boy was going crazy in there.
Food cravings: Pineapple. Onion rings. Shirley Temples - I can't get enough of them!
Food aversions: Nothing that I can think of.
Gender: It's a BOY!
Symptoms: Heartburn. Stretching and growing belly. Vivid dreams. Feeling dizzy & off balance. Peeing all.the.time. All around excitement and joy.
Best moment this week: Finding out my sweet friend Denay is pregnant! And SO MUCH got done on our house this past week. I can't wait to share it with you all soon :) 
What I am looking forward to: Next week is V-Day!!!

I am really feeling big these days, and I still have lots more growing to do. I can't see much under my belly anymore and shaving my legs is getting difficult. I had my monthly OB appointment on Friday. We had our usual chat and she gave me the rx for the glucose test I need to do between weeks 24 and 26. I am not worried about the glucola drink or the test, but I am very concerned about fasting for at least 8 hours. I don't want to pass out in the lab. I guess I have to go as early as I possibly can. I also scheduled another ultrasound right before my next OB appointment on May 4th. Dr. L wants to be sure my placenta is moving off of my cervix. I cannot wait to see our little boy again!


  1. Don't worry the glucose test isn't as bad as I thought it would be :) Best of luck though! I can't wait to see an updated picture of baby boy!!!! :)

  2. You look great! I hope your glucose test goes smoothly (and you don't pass out!) I'm excited that you're so close to V-Day :)

  3. You look so good! I can't believe how far along you are already!! Good luck with your glucose test!