How far along/size of baby: I'm 23 weeks 3 days today. Baby is the size of a grapefruit or papaya (or whatever else these apps say these days). The baby, according to the apps, measures around 11 inches long (or more) and now is about a full pound!
|22 Weeks (Left) & 23 Weeks (Right)|
Maternity clothes: Definitely wearing whatever maternity bottoms I can. I have a couple workout capris, one pair of saggy-butt jeans, and just bought 2 pairs of shorts and a pair of leggings. I still wear the normal maxi skirts to work also. I have made some casual maternity shirt purchases that I have been wearing but at work I'm just wearing my normal non-maternity stuff.
Sleep: Still the same. I was never a great sleeper and everything wakes me up. Now I just get angry when the dog or husband does something that wakes me up. lol. I also did purchase the snoogle and I think it definitely helps me sleep better. It helps keep my hips and body more in line so my back and hips aren't as sore.
Best moment of the past 2 weeks: Feeling kicks! They feel like small stomach twitches but they definitely have to be kicks (right?) and they have been getting stronger. Nothing felt from the outside yet.
Miss anything: Same stuff. Not enough to care really. lol
Movement: Yup. See above. It's pretty funny sometimes when I feel the kicks.
Symptoms: Calf cramps when I stretch out in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning. They can be SO BAD! Some slight nausea lately but it's pretty minor.
Food cravings: Not a whole lot of cravings for anything.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: We should just take this question out now. My belly is so big (I think). Sometimes I think it looks bigger than other times.
Belly button in or out: In. I won't even get started on my husband's nonsense! lol
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy. Getting excited. But I'm really overwhelmed at how fast this is moving.
Exercise: I'm still doing the same 4-5 days. It's pretty easy workouts these days. 2-3 days of running (3-4 miles each time), 1 day of bike trainer. I did do the elliptical last Saturday. Some walking. My runs are generally between 12-13 min mile pace. I have done faster and slower but this is the general pace these days with lots of walking included.
Looking forward to: Feeling the kicks from the outside so my husband can feel it.
Other: I finished the half marathon on April 1st. I have been meaning to do a blog post but it hasn't happened yet. Soon!
Also, I was playing mad libs with my husband (remember those??) and was laughing my ass off...until I had the sudden urge to break down into tears. Not happy crying, but crying crying. Ugh. Hormones.