Monday, December 3, 2012

23 Weeks

This past Thursday I hit the 23 week mark.  It's a very strange feeling to be more than halfway done.  And to think that we have just about 4 months left (give or take) until baby boy arrives.  Now March doesn't seem so far away.  So, on to the update...

I'm going to steal a little "survey" type update that my friend Natalie has been using for her updates.  Hopefully she doesn't mind!

How far along? 23 weeks.
Baby size? 11.5 inches long and weighs 1.1 pounds
What's going on with the baby? He is very active and moving around a lot now.  It is even possible to see slight movements on the surface.  He is more proportioned from head size to the rest of his body and is starting to look more like a newborn.
Total weight gain/loss: At my 21 week appointment I had gained a total of 6 pounds from the beginning of the pregnancy.  I will likely be closer to 10 at my next appointment.
Maternity clothes? Definitely wearing maternity pants when I can.  They are much more comfortable.  I still wear the belly band for work pants.  And am wearing mostly maternity tops, but still have a few larger sweaters that work as well.
Stretch marks? None yet. I'm use Palmer's Cocoa butter massage cream for stretch marks after showers.
Sleep: I wake up a lot during the night (every time I turn over).  I also have to go to the bathroom at least once a night (sometimes more if we are sleeping in).  It has been hard adjusting to sleeping on my side, and am now using a pillow for between my knees.  But my hips get sore and that also wakes me up.
Best moment this week: Picking out the paint color for the nursery and actually getting 90% of the painting done!
Awkward moment this week: Haven't really had any awkward moments yet.  No random people trying to touch my belly thank goodness!
Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach, Diet Dr. Pepper, and sushi from Mikuni
Movement: He has been very active, but it is normally when I'm not active.  When I sit down after dinner, or before bed, or just at my desk at work, he kicks and punches a lot.  I'm feeling more sweeping motions now too instead of just kicks.
Food cravings: I had a craving for sugar cookies....but I think that might just be all of the holiday hype :)
Anything making you queasy or sick? Chicken doesn't sit very well with me.  It doesn't make me feel bad, it just doesn't stay down.
Have you started to show yet? Yep.  I think I popped right around Thanksgiving.  I've finally gotten comments from people now.  Which means I look pregnant enough to where they aren't afraid to ask :)
Gender prediction: Boy!
Labor signs: Nope. 
Belly button in or out? In for now.  Although I can see a change coming sadly.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy. At least I think so...
Looking forward to: Seeing my family for the holidays.  And also getting the nursery more ready.

1 comment:

  1. Love the update! And of course I don't mind you using these questions for your updates. I borrowed them from another pregnant friend anyways!