How far along: 23 weeks… and counting!!
How big is baby: This week, according to websites that compare baby to the size of veggies and fruits, Brady is the size of a grapefruit. I’ll bet he’s lots sweeter than a sour grapefruit though!
Total weight gain: I hadn’t gained any additional weight for my last doctor’s appointment, but I did put on an additional 10 pounds in time for today’s visit! So now, the total weight gain is 24 pounds, which is about a pound a week total. I could probably lay off the carbs a bit, but – eh – my doctor isn’t worried at all. She said I’m looking healthy, as is my baby; so I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing! (Except maybe I’ll try to focus a bit more on fruits and veggies, instead of always reaching for the comfort foods I’m craving). 😉
Gender: Team blue!!
Maternity clothes: I’ve still only purchased maternity shorts and that one sundress. That being said, my jeans don’t button anymore, so I’ve been wearing them with long shirts and a belly band. (Even that is feeling snug around my belly though, so I’ll be investing in a pair of maternity jeans soon)! And I’m down to just a handful of shirts that still fit, so I will be going maternity shopping sooner, rather than later. 🙂
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping quite well up to this point… BUT all that is about to change, I imagine. 😉 (Keep reading to find out why).
Miss anything: Sleeping on my back!!! Sooo, I have been sleeping on my back, but my bestie Liz called me with very important information tonight: once your second trimester hits, you’re not supposed to sleep on your back anymore. It cuts off blood flow to the baby. I searched online, hoping we were wrong; but apparently all the major baby websites do highly recommend sleeping on your side, due to complications that can arise after sleeping on your back too long. Let’s just say that I immediately ordered a body pillow from Amazon!! 🙂 Hopefully it helps!
Movement: Lots of flutters and a few real kicks. (Brady is really low in my belly, so sometimes it feels as though he’s already trying to claw his way out). Ha, ha.
Food cravings: No major food cravings this week, except for a 4am craving for pancakes. (Yes, I woke up at an extremely early hour in order to whip up a batch. I was tired… but it was totally worth it). I also can’t get enough of Triscuits, cheddar cheese, and cherries!
Exercise: I did a lot of walking while away on vacation with my family last week. (Hey, walking is exercise, even if you’re just walking around a mini-golf course, right??). But other than that, I haven’t been as faithful with the exercise as I should be.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, although I could have done without the heat today… 🙂
Symptoms: Back pain. AND I had my first case of swollen ankles / feet this week. It so wasn’t sexy, but it definitely made me laugh!
Have you started to show yet: Oh, yes, I have popped!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! 🙂