Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Baby Bump Update: 23 Weeks

*How far along?: 23 weeks 3 days when this photo was taken

*Total weight gain:Somehow 2 extra pounds showed up on the scale this morning, and I am NOT happy about it...I'll gladly gain 5lbs a month from here on out..but not 2-3 lbs in one week! Pregnancy #2 was like this...once 22 weeks hit, the weight starting packing on. Oh.good.gravy.That puts my total weight gain at 14 pounds.

*How big is baby?:Over a pound...and the size of a mango....however, I think this baby is about as big as an infant elephant already. The kicks HURT!

*Sleep?: I've been doing pretty well in the sleep department...a little restless leg....only waking once to use the restroom, if at all. Can't complain...I know those sleepless nights are just around the corner!

*Best moment this week?:Getting back into the gym on a regular basis...it feels so good to work out, and I can tell it's boosting my mood. I am sure my husband would agree, I've been quite grouchy this pregnancy.

*Movement?:O.M.G....this baby feels like he has run out of room in there already....and I still have 15.5 weeks to go.  Punches, kicks and jabs all day long....even in the middle of the night!!!! 

*Food cravings?: No cravings...still love clementines...broccoli also tastes good to me...and last night at a Christmas party I had a spinach casserole that was to die for...making it to have here at home for sure!!!

*Labor signs?: No, thank Goodness. 

*Belly button in or out?: Ugh, it's out. Look at the picture... ;(

*What I miss:I really miss not being pregnant...I know that's selfish to say...but pregnancy just doesn't look good nor feel good on me. We went out to dinner the other night and I saw a table of people who were obviously talking about me and looking at me...maybe they were saying how good I looked...maybe they were making fun of me....I don't know.  I actually don't like the extra attention you get when you are pregnant.....I know, I sound like a kid.  Can't wait to have my body back!

*What I’m looking forward to:  Next week I will start looking into buying fabric to make the baby's bedding....I'll be making the bedding, covering the glider and getting his room all ready for his arrival....excited about that!!


Kristen said...

regardless to what you think, you are a beautiful pregnant woman!!!

Alli H said...

Congrats on the pregnancy!!! I am so happy for you! You look great. I was the one also going through 14 month deployment. He is due home REALLY (opsec) soon! Hahaha! Congrats again and thanks for giving me home improvement ideas. My husband has NOOO idea on a lot of things I have done to the house.