Sunday, March 29, 2015

BUMPDATE // 23 Weeks

HOW FAR ALONG // 23 weeks

23 weeks belly pic chalkboard pregnant

BABY SIZE // About as much as a large mango.

Baby Girl's sense of movement is well developed by now and can feel me dance. She is more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound. I may be able to see her squirm underneath my clothes.
Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and her hearing is becoming more keen. Her inner ear mechanism that houses all components of hearing are fully formed... so she can hear what I hear but not at the same level. (sounds and voices are muffled by the muscles and tissues around my belly, the placenta, and the amniotic fluid.

MY SYMPTOMS // Legs hurt.. my right knee started giving me fits this week for some reason.. a lot of exhaustion this week.. really tight belly towards the afternoon and evening.. pulling feeling (I'm going to order some kind of support soon) .. at this point, can I just attach a toilet to my behind?? I think I've set a world record for how many times I've peed in a small amount of time.
I feel like my thighs are getting bigger.. they just look gross to me. But Shane says no. Sweet husband.

MATERNITY CLOTHES // Belly bands and sports bras. It got COLD again this week but Whitney told me she would start getting her spring/summer maternity clothes together this week for me.. I haven't been shopping so it will be nice to have a change of scenery in my closet.

SLEEP // Off and on this week.. I have been waking up around 4AM and not able to go back to sleep. I laid around/napped a lot Friday on the couch after work and it was wonderful! 

MOVEMENT // I have been feeling her more and more! Tuesday night she was moving so much I could see my belly jumping on the outside just a little bit. Thursday night and into Friday, I really didn't feel her move as much and I'm not going to lie, as much as I tried not to freak out, I freaked out a little bit.. but by midnight Friday she was back at it.

CRAVINGS // Cherry coke!! O. M. G. 

GENDER // It's a GIRL!

WHAT I MISS // Putting on my shoes comfortably.. sleep of course.. energy.. daily workouts.. a "routine". I feel like I'm ALL over the place!

WORK OUTS // I walked the yard after work twice this week, few sets of lunges, body squats, made it to the gym for some cardio and Jamie Eason shoulders.. I even did a couple sets of curls in the bathroom before work one morning and the Saddlebag video.

EMOTIONS // Delivery has been on my mind this week .. I'm starting to get overwhelmed with everything that Shane and I should be doing before he gets started traveling.. Glucose test is coming up and I'm being a baby about it.. overall I just think my brain is in OV-ER-LOAD. I have 93873420 pieces of paper with 919284457203 different "to-do" items on all of them.

DREAMS // I have had some crazy ones this week but nothing specific I can even put together to write down.

HUBBY'S THOUGHTS // He loves rubbing my belly! It may just be me but I think he is seeing how uncomfortable I get sometimes and how some things are getting a little more challenging to do. He has been cooking dinner and helping clean the kitchen and I am SO THANKFUL! Not that he has never done those things, its just a little more and I appreciate it so much. My legs can only take so much standing. 

3 AMIGAS THOUGHTS // I think the bigger my belly gets the more Kyli wants to be right up on me. Not forgetting about the other two, but Kyli is the only one small enough to get on the couch and snuggle. She's got to sense it and know!


I was driving to work one day this week, nothing was on the radio, so I turned it down and started talking to Baby.. I said I love you _____, totally kicked me right after that! She just wanted to say she loved me too. 


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