Monday, September 9, 2013

Week 23 Update

23 weeks down, only 17 to go! I can't believe I've started my 24th week. Reality is really starting to kick in. All I can think about are registries, baby showers and the nursery. I'm finally at the fun part of planning for our little girl. During the first 20 weeks, everything is still so new and you feel like you have all the time in the world, but once you hit that halfway point, a small panic takes over and you realize it's time to get your butt in gear! I'm in full prep mode now.I wouldn't call it nesting necessarily because I'm just doing random little projects. In fact, I wish I were nesting so I could focus on the important things like cleaning out closets and organizing instead of creating new projects for myself!

How far along?: 23 weeks, 2 days
Baby is the size of a: Grapefruit
Total weight gain/loss: 20lbs
The Bump: Growing more and more everyday
Symptoms: I think I experienced Braxton Hicks contractions for the first time this week. Definitely a weird and uncomfortable feeling, but nothing painful.
Food Cravings: Once I finished the Oreos from last week, I'm trying to eat more like a normal person. Not really craving anything specific.
Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope!
Sleep: I'm definitely sleeping, just not restful. I find myself waking up a lot when changing positions. Not to mention, I'm waking up earlier on the weekends. No more sleeping in for me.
What I miss: I actually missed running this week. My friends are training for a half marathon next month and hearing about their runs makes me a bit jealous. I never thought I would actually miss running.
Weddings Rings On or Off: On
Any Names Picked Out Yet: Charlotte Noel
Gender Prediction: Still a girl!
Movement: Stronger this week! I felt her kicking from the outside multiple times this week. My husband has yet to feel it, by the time he puts his hand on my stomach, she stops.
Maternity Clothes: Always on the hunt for good clothes. Still rotating the few things I have. I heard Asos is a good place to look.
Labor Signs: None.
Best Moment of the Week: This is baby related, but I had a really good week with getting projects done and things accomplished.
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: For my husband to definitively feel her kick!


  1. I'm SO excited for my husband to feel our little boy. I just keep describing to him what it feels like inside and I know it will be so much more special when he can feel him himself. I'm getting into full-on nursery/prep mode, too. Running some errands this week so I can work on some projects for the nursery starting with the mobile and cribbing. You look fantastic girlfriend! xoxo