Monday, March 26, 2012

23 Weeks

23 Weeks

Total Weight Gain:  8 lbs.

Maternity Clothes?  I'm practically living in my one pair of maternity jeans and mish mash of maternity & regular tops that fit!  However, this upcoming week I'm going to make some more purchases because my belly literally sticks out the bottom of most of my wardrobe.

Wedding Rings On or Off?  Definitely on!  I hope my hands never become so swollen that I can't wear my ring!

Stretch Marks?  No stretch marks & no dark line on my belly....yet!

Sleep?  Some nights are good, others not so great!  But lately when I've woken up in the middle of the night, Liam is moving like crazy!  I can only wonder if he is the reason I'm waking up so frequently!

Best Moment This Week:  Having my best friend, Amanda, in Seattle!  She got lots of kicks from Liam during her visit!

Miss Anything?  Drinks!  The weather was so nice this weekend, a glass of wine on my deck would have been delightful!

Movement?  All day long my little boy moves!  I still love the feeling.  Every once in awhile I'll get a small pain in my ribs, so I assume he's working his way up there.

Food Cravings:  I had a crazy amount of mangos this week!  Luckily I found a big pack of the best kind, champagne mangos, at Costco.  I also thought about those lemon poppy seed pancakes all week and when Saturday rolled around I just had to make them again!

Food Aversions:  No surprises here, it's still meat.  But I happen to know some pretty amazing people, and my friend Christy read this from my blog posts and shared some of her favorite vegetarian recipes with me! I can't wait to try some of them this week.

Symptoms:  That darn hip pain was back this week!  Some days are more uncomfortable than others.  But in general, I have been so fortunate and really feel great most of the time! Conor just can't believe that I haven't thrown up once, or even felt really sick this entire time. He was gearing up for some rough days but so far we have been very lucky.

Staying Active?  Still getting my butt to gym!  It's not easy every day, but I'm still enjoying it.  I will be sad when I become so pregnant that I can't run anymore.  Hopefully that day is many weeks away!  Still getting in my 5 miles under an hour.

Belly Button:  It hasn't been changing much lately.  Still "in".

Happy or Moody?  Oh so happy!

Nursery Progress:  Amanda gave me lots of cute clothes for Liam and bought him the cutest pair of shoes!  Conor also found an adorable plaid button up for him!  Baby's first flannel; it's not Field & Stream, but it will do, hahaha!  This little man already has a pretty great wardrobe.  I think I need to start focusing more on paint colors and his bedding.

Looking Forward to:  Birth classes!  I asked my doctor who she recommended since I'm hoping for a natural birth.  She told me about Penny Simkin, who is supposedly the natural birth guru.  I also asked some fellow natural birth mommies for books that would be good for birth coaches and everyone said The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin.  How awesome that such a famous woman is in Seattle!  Well I thought I was pretty on top of things but apparently not!  All her classes before my due date are already full!  I'm scheduled for the exact same series of classes, but they are taught by one of her peers.  I was a little bummed at first, but I'm sure they will be great!  They don't start til May 8th, but I'm already excited!


  1. You are so brave with your bare belly shots - but you look so good! I could never pull that off - I am growing at twice your rate, everyone thinks I'm preggo with twins here! :) Cute blog - thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Kristin! I didn't think about my bare belly much in the beginning...I hope I'm still brave enough to show it through my whole pregnancy! :-) Love you blog too!


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