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Preggo #4: Bump Update -23 weeks

Hello everyone!  How's your week been?  I hit 23 weeks on last Saturday and have been enjoying the subtle changes ever since.  I've been out and about (as far as social distancing will allow) at work and picking up meds for the kids, but other than that, quiet city.

23 week pregnancy update

 DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 23 weeks on 30 Apr, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).

Our baby is now the size of an ear of corn.  The nostrils are opening now for “practice breathing”.  The baby will go through the same motions of real breathing, but will inhale amniotic fluid instead of air.

Baby's Weight: 1.32 lbs
Baby's Length: 11.81 in

Total weight gain/loss: I haven’t weighed myself this week.

Maternity clothes?: Yep. Every day, all day.

Stretch marks?: Yes

Sleep: Not too well. The baby likes to move at night and I can’t seem to get too comfortable.

Best moment of the week: Seeing my cousin when I went home. I hadn't seen her in a while. She lives in a completely different state. I am so proud of her!!

Not so great moment of the week: Back. Ache. Oh my goodness. Oh, and the contractions. The ten contractions that came every 1 minute and 46 seconds and lasted 54 seconds long. They were not fun.

Braxton Hicks?: Yep! And I love them. They mean baby is growing and my body is adapting.

Miss Anything?: Not peeing my underwear.

What I'm loving?: Feeling this baby kick at night.

What I'm not loving?: My nausea seems to be returning, along with some cramping.

Movement: Yes.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Yes, but I don’t know what it is.

Food cravings: Veggies. I crushed a ziplock bag of celery like it was a delicacy.

Food aversion: Chicken, blech!

Have you started to show yet: Yes. I think we will retire this one soon too.

Gender prediction: #teamgreen, but I think it’s a girl.

Labor Signs: No!

Belly Button in or out?: Still in, but stretched

Wedding ring on or off?: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mixed bag.

Preparations for baby: Informed the pediatrician about the baby and locked her on for a new patient.  We also discussed a few names.

Looking forward to: Mother’s Day



Is anyone else hungry?

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

Hello everyone!  I hope all is well!  I thought I'd take a couple of moments to discuss how HUNGRY I am.  I'm sorry ya'll.  I'm trying not to be, but for the life of me, I am famished this AM.  I woke up and left the house at 8:40 to take my son to a medical appointment in prep for his upcoming sixth grade year.  Before I left I had yogurt and my multi-vitamin, just to take the edge of of any some coming hunger and to give the baby some energy.  We went to the doctor, finished the appointment, and I dropped him at school.  On the way to the office, I stopped at the local Wawa and ordered a cheese quesadilla (cut into three pretty large wedges) and a small strawberry smoothie.  I devoured them when I made it to the office fifteen minutes away.

Immediately after eating, I am filled with a huge desire for something else to eat.  I'm hungy!!  Now the problem is, I have already eaten a healthyish meal.  I should be good for a while.  I am NOT.  I am HUNGRY!  Why am I hungry?!

Seriously, I could eat a house right now.  Am I the only one this is happening to?  Help!

-K