Thursday, May 26, 2011

23 Weeks

Sorry for the lack of picture this week, I have had a long day with Cayden (he is normally very mild mannered but was acting his age today and WORE me out!) and am honestly too exhausted to mess with taking one right now but I will try to do it tomorrow :) Just trust me when I say I'm getting good and round in the belly!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 23 Weeks
Size of baby: About 11.5 inches - the size of a large mango - and weighs a little over 1 lb
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 11 - 12 lbs ish (My weight is fluctuating so much these days. I weighed myself yesterday and it said I had gained 9 lbs and then today it said 12!)
Maternity Clothes: Except for jammies & Collin's t-shirts, I am all maternity these days
Gender: It's a GIRL!
Movement: Moving a lot and she is LOW! I know it's just a second baby thing but man...I feel her very low.
Sleep: I'm still sleeping pretty good. My biggest issue lately is fighting the urge to sleep flat on my back.
What I miss: Not to sound redundant but back sleeping. Other than that, not too much.
Cravings: I am still not craving too much and haven't hit the starving all the time stage. I did get some corn on the cob yesterday and had one randomly in the middle of the afternoon. Tasted SO good!
Symptoms: Heartburn is continuing to get worse but the feet swelling is much better than it was when we first got back from Hawaii.
Best Moment this week: Buying furniture for our little girl!

It really hit me that we are having a baby when we ordered her furniture on Monday night. We went out to eat afterwards and we were sitting at the table and I kept telling Collin, "We are really going to have a newborn in our house in 4 months or less!" For some reason, ordering the furniture made it all that more real for me and I got really excited about decorating her nursery. Then the next day Collin's car needed some brake work - ugh! - and I snapped out of baby mode and back to reality!

We are planning on moving the guest bedroom furniture out of sister's room this weekend to make room for her furniture which will be here soon. Collin really wanted to paint this weekend too but I'm having a hard time deciding on what color to paint. I couldn't find any baby bedding that I loved so I am having it made. I am waiting on fabric swatches in the mail and then that will help me decide on color for the walls. I don't think they will be here until next week so we're assuming that we'll be painting next week sometime. She will most likely be in our room for the first 6-8 weeks of her life but I am eager to put a girlie room together :) Still feels surreal to be planning for a daughter. God has blessed us so greatly with two babies and we are so grateful!