Yep that’s right, I skipped a week of pregnancy posts. Oh well, life got a little too hectic last week, more on that later.
I did it, I finally gave in and bought my very first piece of baby clothes. I mean, how can you expect me to resist a caMOOSEflage onsie?! (The Moose is Loose is a local bakery here that bakes all sorts of delicious goodies and has an endless supply of moose paraphernalia.)
How Far Along: 23 weeks
Size of baby: 11 1/2 inches, 1.1 lb, the length of a spaghetti squash.
Total Weight Gain: 9 lbs, I’m still holding on to the hope that I won’t gain a ton. **fingers crossed**
Maternity Clothes: The grey pants fit!! Thank God, haha!! They’re a subtle plaid, but after my long search I don’t even care. I’ll wear them as a solid and hope no one notices.
Gender: 5 more weeks until we have our 2nd gender ultrasound, we’ll see if anything changes at all, but still going with a girl for now.
Movement: She’s a mover and a shaker. She’s always moved to music, but her newest thing is squirming around when Brody barks at something. A couple of times we’ve been laying on the couch or in bed and J starts rough housing with Brody. His barking and squealing sends her into a somersault rampage, it’s pretty cute. A few times now I’ve actually been able to see her moving, it’s so surreal to see your belly moving, sort of like something out of the movie Alien.
Oh!!! J FINALLY got to feel her move on Sunday. I keep putting his hand on my belly and hoping he’ll feel it. It’s hard because I can feel her move, but that’s only because I can feel it from the inside. On Sunday, I pushed his hand into my belly and I felt her move, but wasn’t sure if he did. When I asked if he felt it he goes, “Yea I felt that, wiggling and squirming around in there. It’s probably because you’re pushing on it!! I’d be moving too if you were pushing on me, I’d be like, ‘Hey! What the hell!'” I was soooo excited he finally got to feel her. I can’t wait until she’s kicking and moving even stronger, then he’ll barely even have to touch me to feel it.
Sleep: Boy did we get to catch up on our sleep over the weekend. We were pretty much bums all weekend, we laid around watching movies and doing a whole lot of nothing, which was pretty nice after the crazy week we had last week (J ended up rolling and totaling his truck last week, he walked away with only scrapes and bruises, he’s pretty damn lucky).
What I miss: There’s honestly not much I miss. I’m loving being pregnant. There are days I get a little more uncomfortable than others, but I just chalk it up to her growing and stretching in there. Some days I feel like I could burst. I told J the other night that I felt so bloated and huge, it felt like if he even so much as poked me, I’d explode everywhere. He just laughed and rolled his eyes. But the next day I felt fine again, thankfully it doesn’t last very long and I go back to feeling normal again.
Cravings: Donuts, donuts, and more donuts. Chocolate-y ones to be exact. I’ve also had this new found obsession with these mushrooms that our friend Marissa’s mom made while she was visiting. Okay, first of all, let it be known that I’ve never really cared for mushrooms. I don’t like them on pizza or in salad, but lately I’ve been liking cooked or sauteed ones more and more. This recipe is so simple, you literally cook them in butter, white wine, minced garlic, garlic powder, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. It makes this yummy garlic-y, butter-y, cheese sauce that’s TO DIE FOR. Yummm….okay now I’m hungry.
Symptoms: Believe it or not, my heartburn has calmed down quite a bit. I still get it here and there, but for the most part it’s a lot less than before. I’ve definitely had the crazy pregnancy dreams everyone talks about. A few weeks ago I had one involving a whole mix of crazy things including one of my favorite wedding photographers Jasmine Star, her adorable husband (and business partner) JD, and a perfectly backlit wedding dress in a window (yes, apparently I dream about the perfect wedding dress shot). The dream then somehow segued into a bunch of hillbillies four-wheeling through our yard and ended with some vague reference to Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”. I don’t remember exactly, but I’d like to think JD would have one hell of a “Starships” karaoke cover, don’t you think??
What I’m looking forward to: Our 24 week appointment on Monday, I’m really hoping the midwife will have time to sneak us into the back for a free ultrasound, but we’ll see. I’m NOT looking forward to drinking the stuff for the glucose test, but I’m sure it’s not too bad, hopefully I don’t have gestational diabetes.