Sunday, June 28, 2015

23 Weeks

Well it's been about 11 weeks since I announced our pregnancy news. It's been a wonderful blessing that God has given us to carry this baby this far. I wish I would have set forth to begin these little updates earlier but, life sometimes gets in the way and computer time is pushed behind. I have loved every second of being home again. 
How Far Along? 23 Weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 Pounds

Baby Related Purchases: This time around, I have made a pact with myself that I will not spend too much on baby related items, and remember the important parts of adding a blessing to our family. We have purchased a crib, nursing pillow, pump, crib set, bassinet, bobby pillow, and many cute sleepers all USED. I am a huge consignment finder now, and hope to not purchase anything new except for diapers & wipes :)

Maternity Clothes:  I wear a lot of skirts when we leave the house. While I am home working in the home, I do wear my husbands gym shorts to keep cool, and a large shirt to cover. I did find a few things on sale at Target, and Motherhood Maternity a few weeks ago. I am thankful that while I was teaching I was not that big and could make my regular clothes just work. Now, there is not much of a reason to buy new maternity dress up clothes. I make it just work :)

Sleep: I am normally asleep by 9:30 each night. I wake up around 7:30. Some nights are easier than others.

Movement: I started feeling the baby move around 20 weeks for sure. Before that I felt little twinks here and there, but for real movement it was around 20 weeks.

What I miss: If I had to pick something, it would be my working habits. I LOVE to work outside and just work work work. I have had to SLOW way down! I am in pain in the afternoon/evenings if I do too much so I have to really limit myself. I like to be busy, and be working.

Cravings: Ice water, Popscicles

Anything making you queasy or sick: Working too much and being in the heat for too long.

Gender: IT"S A BOY!!!!
Labor Signs: None

Symptoms: Full bladder, pressure in the evenings.

Best moments this week: 
Feeling really well most of this week. I had a hard 22 weeks, so this week was a breath of new grounds. I was so happy to see week 22 go!
Looking forward to:
More and more kicking from baby boy.
Size of Baby: Papaya (8in, 1.2 lbs)

1 comment:

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

Take care...congrats on the baby boy!