Friday, March 22, 2013

23 Weeks (Round 2)

How far along? 23 weeks and 3 days

Total weight gain/loss? Up 19.3 pounds. This would be stressing me out but for the fact my doctor said I had gained 26 pounds at this point last pregnancy. So I'm going to take that as a win!  I've really commited to walking 10,000 steps each day and even did my pregnancy DVD 2/5 days this week!

Maternity clothes? All the way.  I even bought a few maternity thongs this past weekend.  Yes, thongs.  I hate VPLs and regular briefs as it is and this doesn't change when I'm pregnant.  But with a changing body my favorite Hanky Pankys were just fitting badly, so I decided to give the A Pea in a Pod lace thongs a go.  They look just like Hanky Pankys and are MUCH more comfortable with my growing belly.  Was this TMI?  Not that I care.

Stretch marks? I think the ones on my hips are growing darker again.  Yay.

Sleep? Pretty bad.  I've had a few rough nights in a row.  And the strange dreams are back.  Two nights ago I dreamt that I was smoking cigarettes while pregnant.  Very bizarre.

Best moment last week? The entire weekend.  It was BEAUTIFUL in Georgia and for once I didn't over-commit so I got some great rest in.  I had a pregnancy massage Friday night.  Saturday we spent all day playing outside and my parents came over for a great meal that the husband cooked.  Sunday we walked to one of my favorite brunch spots and just spent the rest of the day relaxing as a family.  It was perfect.

Saturday morning watching daddy play soccer

Movement? Oh yea.  Little buddy's an active dude.

Food cravings? Red meat, brussel sprouts, pimento cheese and bagels.  The red meat is the strongest craving - I just can't get enough.  Burgers, to rib eye on my salads to steak kabobs.  It's all delicious and I just want more, more, more.

Food aversions? Nothing that comes to mind.

Gender? Baby boy.

Labor signs? Not really.  The Braxton Hicks contractions still happen but not very often.

Belly button in/out? I'm going to say in.  But it's not the same innie as it usually is.

What I miss: Sleeping on my back and real sushi.

What I am looking forward to: My big brother and nephew are coming to visit in less than two weeks.  It's like Christmas in April - I really am so excited to see them that I can't even put it into words!  We'll also be celebrating my daddy's 70th birthday!!!

Milestones: I think we have perhaps settled on a middle name.  Maybe.  Well, sort of.  The plan was to pick a first name before even discussing middle names, but a name that was frontrunner for the first names has now been slated for the middle name (we decided it was too out there for a first name but we both love it for a middle name).  And I kind of keep adding names back to our first name list, so the first name isn't going so well again. We were down to 4.  Then I cut out 1, so we had 3 solid names.  Then yesterday I decided there were two names I think we should reconsider.  So who knows what this little dude will be called.  Lukas is still pulling for Bob the Builder!  
My little fireman

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