Friday, December 9, 2016

23 Weeks: Glowing...or am I just sweating?



Can I bottle up this second trimester bliss and keep it till April? I'm hoping to remain a passenger on the easy train for as long as possible! 

How far along?
23 weeks

How big is baby?
A grapefruit or a fashion Barbie doll (or "Ken" according to AJ) ~11.3" and 1.10 lbs

What's baby up to this week?
Baby is forming little nipples (yep, it said that, lol!) and his face is fully formed and now all he needs is a little extra fat to fill it out. He can listen to my voice and heartbeat and even loud sounds like cars honking and dogs barking....we may or may not have tested this out while playing fetch with Grace...yep, he definitely moved around more when she barked ;) 

Symptoms?
According to my pregnancy app this is the week I can expect thicker, shinier hair and the "glow" they always talk about. I have had several people at work say such sweet things to me this week...which is good for a girl's self-esteem...and one of their compliments was that I was glowing...while I will take that compliment, I kind of think it's just sweat...boy has my internal body temp turned it up a notch this week...I'm feeling ever grateful for a winter pregnancy ;) 

Maternity Clothes?
Jeans, Leggings, and my workout pants only...but it might be time to get some tops. My shirts still fit...but they fit VERY weird.

Sleep?
Sleep has continued to be great! I have gotten used to the nightly bathroom break and have zero trouble falling back asleep.

Missing Anything?
Having my clothes fit normally...it takes me FOREVER to get dressed these days!

Craving?
I had a dream about taco salad one night and woke up really wanting one...at 2AM...and then thought about Chinese food for an entire day. After months of not having much of an appetite I think it's safe to say it has returned and I am not picky when it comes to eating nowadays ;)

Aversions?
Not a thing...I even chanced a few cookies one day and didn't end up with indigestion or heartburn, so maybe that has passed :) #FingersCrossed

Emotions?
Minus one evening where I was feeling very anti-social I have been feeling GREAT!

Movement?
Lots of movement all day long! I love feeling him kick...but it still catches me off guard sometimes...and on top of feeling him moving we can now see him. The other night he was moving around quite a bit so I pulled up my shirt and it was like an alien was trying to escape...AJ and I couldn't believe it...he is a strong little guy!

Best Moment of the week?
Holiday Homes tour with the gals...I think this is year 7 of this tradition, and it was just as fun as always...except I couldn't partake in the wine tasting. 

Pregnancy Brain Moments?
Little miscues here and there...but who really needs to know what the correct term for a garage is? That "parking spot thing at your house" works just fine ;)

Looking forward to?
Christmas break...only 7 more school days until 2 full weeks off!

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?
I ordered a Wubanub from our Amazon registry so I would qualify for their welcome box...the Wubanub is this darling Reindeer (which I thought was a moose?) and it was only available for a limited time...so I of course HAD to have it.

Running?
Running is business as usual! I am getting slower (and bigger) by the day...but I have had zero hip/pelvic pain so I call that a win! 

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