Tuesday, August 30, 2011

23 weeks and loving every second

I seriously don't know where the time has gone. I can't believe we're already 23 weeks (!!!!) along. In less than 119 days, I will *hopefully* be cuddling with my baby girl. That feels so soon, but luckily, feels like enough time to do obsessive amounts of research to learn how to be a parent prepare for her arrival.

So to start this post off, I'm going to do a little pregnancy survey that I see online all the time and had originally planned on doing every week, but life has gotten a little busy!

Total weight gain/loss: Well, aren't you nosy? As of my last appointment, up 7lbs. To me, this doesn't sound like much, but my belly feels pretty huge, and I know most of the weight will be gained in the last 3 months, so I've got awhile to go! I mean, look at that bump!

A view from the top
Size of Baby: She is the size of a papaya... I am not positive I've ever even seen a papaya in person, but basically she's 11 inches long and weighs over a pound now. You go girl!

Biggest challenges: Actually, I feel pretty fantastic. I know why they call the 2nd trimester the "honeymoon" phase. I feel a little more tired than normal, and it's becoming more difficult to paint my toenails because I have a soccer ball in the way, but other than that, I am embracing how good I feel because (as I've been warned time and time again) I will be eating my words come month 8.

Cravings: Nothing crazy. Just milk. CANNOT. GET. ENOUGH. If I don't have a pint glass every morning I feel like I'm dying. I actually think I'm having anti-cravings. Foods I used to love are not that great anymore, i.e. ice cream and chicken.
Pure joy in a glass
Gender: GIRL!!!! 

Movement: Lots :) It's still tiny and adorable, but I feel her every hour. She's most active when I'm sitting at my desk at work or right before we go to bed.

Sleep: I'm sleeping really well actually (knock on wood). I'm not uncomfortable yet, and since I'm so tired by the end of the day, I usually fall asleep in minutes.

What I Miss: I am so grateful and happy to be pregnant that I don't like to complain, but I miss sashimi SO SO SO much. Jon is under strict orders to bring a boat of sashimi to the hospital soon after she's born. I am not kidding.
So good I could cry
Emotions: Other than crying at really dumb things, my emotions are in check. I firmly believe that life is too short to be stressed out all the time, so if I do find myself occasionally getting more frustrated or anxious than normal, it's been easy to recognize that it's a hormonal thing that will be over sooner than a Kardashian marriage.

Best moment this week: Saw a copy of my baby shower invitations. That means it will be coming soon. Which means she'll be coming soon. Which I love :) Also, my belly button is also no longer an innie. It's kinda gross, but also awesome.

Any baby related purchases: We stopped at this adorable independent children's boutique over the weekend, Lily Limes, and bought her the softest pink snowsuit that has ever existed.

Milestones: On Sunday, we'll be 24 weeks, which is considered viability. Meaning, if the baby was born unexpectedly, she'd have a good chance of surviving outside of the womb. Whoa. I want baby girl to cook for as long as possible, but it's still crazy to think that we're far enough along for that.


  1. so excited for you and your bump is looking ever so adorable!!! so excited to hear about your baby shower soon and I think sushi is what I'm going to miss the most when I'm pregnant too!

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  3. Yay I love these! ANNNNDDDD can I tell you that one of my co-workers is actually the owner of Lily Limes! I love that you went there, isn't it the cutest! I can't wait to meet baby girl, she's getting so big already, can't imagine what it will be like when she is here :D

  4. Thank you both!! And Megan, holy crap, what a small world! We can't stop buying her stuff from there, everything is so so precious!

  5. Wow, that picture really made me want a glass of milk! And every time I see your baby bump pictures, it makes me giggle because I know that bathroom!