Bumpdate Baby | 23 Weeks

Bumpdate Baby | 23 Weeks

How Far Along?:  23 Weeks! One week to go until we reach viability, how has it gone by this fast already?!

Weight Gain: 13 lbs so far, right on track.

Gender?: It's a GIRL! Still in disbelief...

How Big is Baby?: Baby girl is the size of a grapefruit! She's now 11.4 inches long and 1.10 lbs! Can't believe how fast she is growing. She's listening in on what's going on outside my belly (so when her daddy's talking to her she can recognize his voice!) At this point she is fully formed and just needs to pack on the pounds until D-Day.

Symptoms: This past week has been rough as far as symptoms. I've had some pretty intense dizzy spells which have been scary. My midwife thinks my blood pressure is dropping, causing me to feel lightheaded and dizzy. I'm hoping by staying hydrated, eating smaller more frequent meals, and resting when I can helps. I've also been having lots of back pain which has made sleeping uncomfortable. The Braxton Hicks are also kicking up this week which always take me by surprise.

Any Food Cravings?: Honestly not much really. I have been super thirsty lately. I'm sure it's a mixture of this summer heat and just being pregnant.

Sleep: SO hard to get good quality sleep lately. I'm always tired, but I can't get comfortable to sleep. I toss and turn all night (sorry Wes) and can tell I'm not getting the best quality sleep. My neighbor was so sweet and gave me her pregnancy pillow so I'm hoping that may help me out a bit!

Stretch Marks?: No new ones thankfully!

Maternity Clothes?: Yes! I just bought myself some of the SOFTEST and most comfy maternity tanks ever. They're actually on sale right now for $7.00 each! I pretty much live in shorts and tank tops right now so finding good quality ones is important. I also just bought a pair of maternity shorts with the side panels instead of the full panel and they are SO comfy. I'm not sure why I've never tried these before. These are actually on sale too right now for only $20.00!

Wedding Ring On or Off?: On! Although in this heat sometimes I take it off since my fingers are starting to swell.

What Do You Miss the Most?: Sleeping on my back. Gosh I really do miss being able to be comfy while sleeping. I also miss my energy, it's slowly returned from the first trimester exhaustion, but still not quite back to normal.

What Are You Most Excited For This Next Week?: I'm actually really excited to spend the long weekend with Wes. I also have a dietetics meeting coming up at the hospital this week which I can't wait to go to, it will be my first meeting.

Labor Signs?: Nope, just those pesky Braxton Hicks contractions.

The boys insisted on giving baby sister a kiss. While I was getting dressed she was moving around a bit so I had Liam put his hands on my belly. It was so sweet, he lit up when he felt her kick and was so excited! Melted me right into a puddle.

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