23 Weeks

You know, I had a topic to go along with this pregnancy update post, but then I decided not to sit down a write about it just yet. I’ve got a lot on my mind (and on my plate) at the moment, so I’m just going to throw right to the update questions:

How far along? 23 Weeks!

How big is baby? She’s slightly over 1lb and measures about 11.4″ long from crown to heel, according to BabyCentre.ca.

Total weight gain/loss: 1 or 2lbs I’m guessing. I feel like that’s about how much I’ve gained since I’m starting to feel more and more like a whale every day, lol.

Maternity Clothes? Nothing new or exciting. I will note that maternity clothes, PJ pants, yoga pants or my sweats are the only pants that are comfortable these days. Even my lover-the-belly maternity pants start to feel tight by the end of the day and I just want my low-hanging PJ pants on. (Gangsta whaa?) Kyle and I were also invited (and are attending) a wedding at the beginning of May, so I have to now try and find some kind of tent-like dress to fit me since I’ll be 8 months along by then!

Stretch marks? None! I’m going to knock on wood and say I’m never going to get them. (Jinx?)

Sleep: Same ol’, same ol’. (Sweat, peeing, etc.) It’s getting better, but some nights are worse than others. I do find that when I’m laying in bed it feels good just to rest and not move. My legs and hips are starting to get really achy, so stretching out feels amazing.

Movement: Tons! The little ninja monster loves to squirm around the most when I’m sitting on the couch watching TV. The other night she even freaked Kyle while his hand was on my belly. Her kicks are crazy-strong! I have a little MMA fighter inside me!

Food cravings: I have yet to have my waffles and I still want them in a bad way, lol.

What I miss: A good cocktail. Not even kidding. All I want is a belini or something similar. My liver is in for a rude awakening when I’m allowed to consume alcohol again! And wow, does that ever make me sound like a raging alcoholic.

What I am looking forward to: Getting some serious baby shopping done! We’ve yet to find a crib/nursery furniture we like, so that will be a fun challenge. I’ve also fallen in love with bedding sets from Pottery Barn, but they’re SOOO expensive.

Milestones: I think I’ll consider Kyle feeling that enormous kick as a milestone. It definitely surprised him!


2 thoughts on “23 Weeks

  1. I had a wedding to go to the day before my due date and I waited until the last minute to get a dress, since I had no idea how much my belly would grow in the period of even a week! I looked online at Motherhood Maternity and picked one out that I thought looked moderately okay. My husband and MIL went and bought it for me – UGH. Next time (if there is a next time!) I am definitely trying on any maternity dress BEFORE buying it! You look so cute with your little bump :)


    • Thanks! I think that’s the adjective that people use the most when they see my teenie baby bump, “cute”. I don’t mind though! I feel I’m very lucky in this pregnancy so far!

      I plan on doing a huge spring/summer pregnancy clothing shop at the end of March, so I’m hoping I find something “dressy” then. I’m way too apprehensive about buying maternity cloths online!



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