Tuesday, October 23, 2018

23 Weeks

Week 23 and feeling so thankful for how good I feel. I have a lot of energy, my back isn't hurting me and I'm not sick at all. Looking back on the first 16 weeks or so and remembering just how awful I felt, I'm just so grateful that I'm not in that place anymore.....and never will be again! I think it's safe to say that my first trimester this pregnancy has been without a doubt the hardest of my three pregnancies. I'm so glad that I'm currently in that second trimester ease and hoping I can continue to feel this good for many, many weeks to come!!
Size of Baby: Over 11 inches long and just over a pound, about the size of a large mango.

How I'm Feeling: I feel great! I'm really tired because I'm not sleeping well but it's not pregnancy related. I just have so much going on right now and I can't seem to shut my mind off.

Cravings/Appetite: I have developed a major craving for Ruffles and purple grapes. I eat them at lunch almost every day.

Clothes: Just a lot of loose tops with leggings. That's pretty much my go-to these days.
Movement: Definitely feeling movement from this little fella. Still mostly just at night though. I have moments almost daily where I panic thinking "when is the last time I felt him move?" He is definitely more on the quite side, just like big brother Bennett. Maybe he'll be the perfect, calm little baby just like Bennett was too!

Changes in Me: My belly button is becoming more shallow. It never pops out, it always just looks like it closes up. It's so funny to me. I haven't developed the linea nigra on my belly this pregnancy. I always got it super, super early with my other boys but don't have even a hint of it this time around.

Baby Purchases: No baby purchases. I'm so preoccupied right now I feel like I don't have time to focus on any baby anything. Life should slow down in about 3 weeks and I'm hoping I can start to focus more on the baby. I'm ready to start looking into furniture for the nursery and getting all of that finalized.
Favorite Moment This Week: I feel like he's big enough now that I can tell what is his head, bottom, legs, etc. I can't believe he's already over a pound now. I can definitely tell that he's getting some meat on his bones and it's a neat feeling to be able to feel a baby moving around inside of me!

Looking Forward To: My appointment on Thursday, not that there's anything to it, but I still enjoy going and checking in. I think it's probably too early to start measuring my belly so we probably won't do that but I'm curious to see how it's measuring up when the time comes. I've always measured behind but I have a feeling that won't be the case this time!!

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