How far along: 23 weeks and baby was the size of a pomegranate and is now is the size of a grapefruit.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 123 pounds- up 3 lbs from 3 weeks ago.
Maternity clothes: Oh yes, feeling large and in charge these days. Maternity shirts and pants are my friend. Oh and still trying to sport a few non-maternity dresses for as long as I can.
Stretch marks: Not yet…and religiously dowsing myself with elasticity oil and lotion daily.
Sleep: Hmmm ok- the good sleeping days are officially over. Tossing and turning, moaning, and now waking up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I just keep telling myself that I am preparing my body and mind for a newborn and that makes everything ok.
Best moment last week: Finally deciding on a crib! Didn’t realize what a difficult decision this would be for me. Too bad it’s on backorder until June 1.
Movement: Oh yes-all the time.. and I love it! I must admit, when I don’t feel movement for an hour or so I start to panic a bit and will try and get him to move by placing my hands on my belly – is that bad?
Food cravings/Aversions: Still not a fan of garlic and onions, but I can eat them now without feeling sick. I was on a Cheerios and banana kick for a while, and lately just needing ice water all the time.
Mood/Energy: So far so good, not needing to nap, but on the weekends I have been indulging if I have time. I worked in my garden last weekend and the physical activity kicked my butt! Oh and I have been super emotional these days, I cried at a Masters commercial that aired on TV last weekend -really?
Labor signs: Nope- but some days I have round ligament pains and oh boy do they hurt.
Belly Button: Not sure what is going on with it- seems to be stretching, but not popping out yet.
What I miss: Nothing yet..
What I am looking forward to: Getting the glucose test over with-so much hype surrounding this event. Oh & painting the nursery! I’ll be sure to include some before and after pictures- so much fun!
And this was taken at 23 weeks: