Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Baby Wilson: 23 Weeks
How far along? 23 weeks
Baby’s size/development this week: weighs over 1 pound and measures 11 inches long; about the size of a large mango (or an ear of corn)
Maternity clothes: wearing them? Yes. We are on a bit of a budget squeeze this week so I haven’t made any purchases, although I know I’m going to need to get some shorts soon with the rising temps.
Miss anything? Is it bad if I say beer?
Food cravings? I've been loving fruit lately. I love to keep a variety on hand.
Anything making you queasy or sick? The same old Starbucks coffee and cigarette smoke. Nothing new here.
Sleep: I was pretty tired this past week as it was fairly busy (looking forward to taking it easy this week). I've been sleeping like a log so I’m enjoying this time while I can still get comfortable.
Best moment of the week: Running (or hobbling) my last time during this pregnancy and my husband keeping me company while I was doing it (despite how much he dislikes running)
Nursery: My brother took back all of his furniture that we were using. So now, all the things that were previously in the dressers and under the bed are just now in piles on the floor. It is definitely in shambles, but we are taking some baby steps!
Wedding rings on or off? on
Movement? I felt hiccups for the first time this past week. My husband asked me to describe it. I’d say it is as if you swallowed a cell phone and you keep getting text messages. It is like a minute vibration. The kicks are still coming strong (in fact, Baby is kicking as I type this). They have yet to get old, although when Baby is kicking my bladder, that isn't really fun… but still pretty cool.
Weird pregnancy thing of the week: The skin dryness is finally starting to subdue a little bit as the humidity is returning. The other night I sneezed when I had my legs crossed and my back hurt for the next few hours. I never used to have back pain and now I get it once every few weeks.
Daddy is feeling: Like this is more and more real.
Mommy is feeling: good! I need to remember my limits and that I can’t do the same things I did before. I need to remember to get my sleep and allow others to help me when they offer. I’m pregnant; I need to take it easy.
Workouts this week: I did a ton of walking on Thursday (probably about 4-5 miles) as my company participated in the Corporate Challenge. I was the gear check so I was hung out in the cold and watched everyone’s gear. I also ran (well mostly hobbled and walked) a 5k on Saturday. (Full race recap to come later this week). I also took the pups out for a walk to the park with our friends yesterday. The dogs had a fantastic time.
Looking forward to: finishing up my registries this week! I’m going with my cousin on Wednesday and we’re going to pick out the last few things. Then, I’m not going to look at my registries until after the baby shower. I want to be surprised! :)