Thursday, July 11, 2013

23 weeks

oh yeah, see those shorts- I never take them off.

How far along? 23 weeks, 5 days (photo taken 3 days ago)
Size of baby?  Grapefruit. Baby is just over a pound.
Weight Gain?  At my 20 weeks appointment, I had gained 9 pounds. Almost a month later, i'm going to guess i'm close to the 14 pound mark.
Sleep?  Different every night.  I had one really amazing night sleep this week.  Every other night i've tossed and turned a lot.  Not to mention the 4-6 potty breaks.  However, I did invest in the Snoogle body pillow here and it's amazing!
Best Moment of the Week?  Feeling baby move around while cooking dinner.  Up until this point, I only felt baby dance when I was sitting and laying.  
Miss Anything?  Cool weather.  No, the weather is not my pregnancy's fault, however, spending more than 30 seconds outside is miserable.  Other than that, I just really miss coffee.  
Movement?  oh yes. some days more than others, but currently baby is moving all.the.time.
Food Cravings?  Nothing crazy.  I had a few days where all I wanted was chicken.  The other night I wanted vanilla ice cream.  Also fantasizing about chocolate cake- good thing my birthday is coming up!  We ate kangaroo tacos last night which really hit the spot.  In general, food either tastes a million times better, or does nothing for me at all.
Note: since being pregnant, I have decided to start eating meat again- clearly, this includes kangaroo.  For some, this may be a bit taboo, but it is actually much more environmentally friendly than cow meat and is quite lean.
Gender?  We have decided to keep the gender a surprise!
Exercise?  Well, the treadmill in our apartment complex broke, and has stayed that way for nearly a month.  I will get on the elliptical on occasion, but I mostly try to take six 10 minute walks a day.  It's been too hot outside to do much more.  I am not an early riser, so getting up before it gets too hot just isn't an option- it is the last time i'll be sleeping in for a while, after all.  I try to do squats as much as possible, but my knee has been acting up.  Basically, i'm a mess and I feel like an 80-year-old lady.
Symptoms?   Sleepy. Headaches have subsided, thank goodness.  My abdominal muscles feel like they are slowly be stretched and torn apart- seriously, seriously uncomfortable and sometimes quite painful.  Some indigestion and sleeping difficulty.
Belly Button In or Out? In. 
Looking forward to?  Hopefully moving next month!
Next Appointment?  Next week! 
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