Hey kids! Hope you're doing well. I flaked on last week's update since the weekend was so busy and got away from us. Here is my 23 week update.
How far along? 23 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: My last appointment showed I was up 10 pounds from my starting weight. It was a big jump in 4 weeks, but I seem to be on track and measuring well so I'm not worried about it.
Maternity clothes? As you can see from the side angle, there is no hiding the bump. I would also like to take this time to thank the magical powers of stretching Lululemon yoga pants. I'm still mixing and matching regular and maternity. I officially have no work pants and have been all over the leggings and dresses and a couple of pairs of maternity jeans- both of which don't really fit too well- I know my booty did not shrink, but I get saggy butt in them. I'm going to tough it out a bit more and perhaps do a little bit of a shopping trip soon :)
Sleep: Sleep is great.
Best moment this week: Family has been wonderful this week. I am such a lucky girl and I have the dream team planning my shower (the grandmas and my sister-in-law) and they have been all over it. I also looked at baby furniture with my MIL and we think we selected a set. I also looked at the travel stroller system with my mom and I think we are set. Both parents are getting us these big ticket items and we couldn't be happier. After a rough week at work, it's so nice to know I have great support at home. The hubby continues to be wonderful and we ventured into the baby store together to register for a few things and he did a great job!
This week's comment of the week:
A sweet couple in a store asked me how far along I was- that was a first for me and the woman was pregnant as well. Kinda fun :)
Miss Anything? I could go for some sushi and smoked salmon.
Movement: Baby boy is getting stronger! I feel him moving after lunch, and in the evenings when we all settle in for the night. I love the movement- it puts a smile on my face each time. I especially love that my husband has been able to feel the kicks. I think he's putting together a training plan for him already.
Food cravings: I am following the 80/20 rule. Most foods are fresh and whole foods and the others include dessert, and probably a little more salt than usual. I am gravitating towards eggs and red meat, loving all fruits and veggies, and chocolate has made a comeback.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nada.
Symptoms: Shortness of breath even though I feel great when I'm working out. I think my lungs might be starting to get squished. Also a little hip and minor lower back pain from time to time.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Perfectly happy. I was worried about my stress levels at work this last week, but there is not much I can do with the nature of my job. I am trying to take lots of deep breaths and realize that I can control my reaction to the environment, not the other way around. Besides that, I still love being pregnant.
Exercise: Daily walks with the doggie and some kind of movement daily. I missed yoga last week because of the doom of work, but I did some elliptical and I'm content in getting movement in on most days.