Wednesday, February 25, 2015

23 Weeks

How Far Along? 23 weeks

Size of Baby:
Papaya (8in, 1.2lbs) My weekly update said baby will almost double in size over a month. Incredible!

:  Sweet little lady

Maternity Clothes:
Regular tights are a no go anymore. However I checked two Targets recently and they were totally out of maternity tights. I need some badly for my trip to DC this week so I might have to go to just a bigger size for the time being.

We have our dresser all picked out and on hold at the store. I did a lot of pinning on Pinterest this weekend and need to make my appointment with the bedding department about getting  some items made. I have some ideas of what I want, but nothing concrete. I want color and different patterns in the room, but nothing obnoxious or over the top. I’m also really thinking about a collage on the wall with different pictures, quotes, monograms.

It’s still pretty sporadic, but I’m definitely feeling her move more now. I mostly feel her on the underside of my belly, which I was a little surprised about. I was a little worried about what position she must be in if I’m feeling everything so low, however I can very clearly tell when she flips because it feels like a big wave in my belly, such a weird feeling. I’ve started doing the pregnant lady move of resting my hands on my belly so I don’t miss anything.  I also was able to see her move last night from the outside. Her kicks were pretty strong and I looked down and I watched my shirt move. It’s the craziest experience.

I now know what ladies are talking about when they say their bellies itch, because they do. I’m also getting a little nervous about my glucose test next week. I know there isn’t much I can do about the results, but good grief I want it to go well.

I finally bought a Snoogle pregnancy pillow and I’m still a little undecided about if I like it or not. I start out every night with it, but usually end up kicking it away halfway through the night. I’m used to turning over throughout the night and my body isn’t loving the one position. We’ll just see how it goes.

Nothing in particular, but I definitely have a healthier appetite lately.

What I Miss:
 I’d love a cold turkey sandwich with a Diet Coke. I’ve had plenty of turkey sandwiches (heated up) and the very occasionally Diet Coke or Sweet Tea, but it’s just not the same.

Best Moment This Week:
Seeing baby girl move from the outside was pretty incredible. 

Also, while maybe not the best moment, I have a very memberable/embarrassing story. I was running a bunch of errands on Saturday and I knew I had gone past my usual lunch time, but decided to quickly run into Target. Well, like every other woman, a quick trip in Target is not possible. So halfway through I started to get really hot and a little faint feeling and I knew my blood sugar was super low. So I ran to the food section, grabbed the first thing I saw, which were Teddy Grahams, and started eating them while I walked around the store. I felt a little trashy eating something I hadn’t paid for yet, but boy did it help. I closed up the box and paid for it at the register like nothing had happened. This might not be a big deal to some, but I just kept thinking how embarrassed my mom would be of me eating in the store. (By the way Teddy Grahams are delicious, I’d totally forgotten over the last 20 years.)

Looking Forward To:
My first baby shower is this weekend. Since I’ll be in the DC area for work my mother-in-law had the great idea to throw my Maryland shower while I was up there already. Thankfully I’m driving so I can pack the fourteen clothing options I have since South Carolina girls don’t know how to dress for snow, especially not while pregnant.


  1. Aw, you look great!! Congratulations! :)

  2. I'm a little late but I still have to say congratulations!! I've seen some really cute collage's in a nursery.. there are so many framed quotes and things out there that would look adorable!

  3. As always, you're glowing! Cute snapshot of you and baby girl in tow! :) You are so right, Sarah...a quick trip to Target is just not possible! ;) Glad those Teddy Grahams did the trick, and that you rediscovered their deliciousness too! Now I think I may need to pick up a box!! lol. Enjoy your first baby shower this weekend!! So exciting!!! :)

  4. You look great! I do love feeling the little ones move inside of you! It helps offset the not so fun pains of being pregnant. Try moisturizing your belly, I found it helps me with the itchiness. And don't feel bad about eating the Teddy Grahams in the store. Although, I am embarrassed to admit it I did that way too many times this pregnancy during the first trimester. Sometimes you just need something right then. And mine were frosted animal crackers! Have a great weekend!

  5. You look GREAT! I got in a bad situation while at the mall and pregnant and needed food. I thought I was going to have to ask a stranger to help me, but I was able to somehow get to an Auntie's Ann, and it did the trick. After that, I started keeping snacks and a bottle of water in my purse!

  6. Aaaahhh...SO exciting! Congratulations!


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