Man, have I been BUSY this fall wedding season!! But I love it! After next week I’ll no longer be at Dollface so I’ll have more time to work on my blog.
I can’t believe I’m already at 23 weeks! Vivian is an estimated 1.5lbs and the size of a papaya! Now that we’re over the halfway mark, I’m starting to get more anxious about everything we need to get.
Week: 23 weeks!
Total weight gain: Ugh, 25lbs! I had my checkup appointment this week and my sweet Obgyn finally told me to “keep an eye on my weight gain” as they only like you to gain around 35lbs. I hate to tell her that I’ll probably be at that weight by the time I’m 30-35 weeks!
Maternity Clothes/Baby Clothes: I just bought a gorgeous boho-type dress to wear for mine and Vivi’s baby shower my mom and friends are throwing for me in 2 weeks. I don’t want to buy anymore maternity clothes because I only have 4 months to go. Now clothes for Vivian, that’s a different story!!! I’m trying not to buy too much because I don’t know how big she’ll be when she’s born but if there is a sale, I’m taking advantage! My mom wants to be referred to as Nana like her mother was to me. I found a sweet onesie at Old Navy letting everyone know how much Vivian loves her Nana! And did I mention my OBSESSION with headbands and head wraps?!
Stretch Marks: None yet. I’m still just waiting but praying they don’t show up.
Sleep: Since I’ve started to use my Snoogle, I’ve been sleeping a little bit better. I still have to get up numerous times during the night to pee because she sits so low most of the time and dances on my bladder!
Miss Anything? The ability to sleep in! But then again, I guess it’s good so I can be a little prepared for her arrival!
Movement: Just this past week she has finally started to kick, poke, and high five me all the time! It’s interesting how she seems to be on a schedule. She moves the most before and after every meal, first thing in the morning, and between 2-3am every night. Matt finally felt her kick from outside my belly about 2 weeks ago. It was so sweet and such a special moment to share with him. =)
Food Cravings: Mmmm, BBQ!! I hate it because I don’t like to eat beef or pork because of my love for cows and pigs but the annual Mallard Creek BBQ was yesterday and they make the best Brunswick Stew you’ll ever have in your life so I HAD to go get some! I’m just telling myself that I won’t be pregnant for much longer and I’ll get back to how I normally eat…. Hopefully!
Gender: BABY GIRL!!!!
Labor Signs: Next question please…
Symptoms: Does getting fat count?!
Mood/Hormonal “Episodes”: I did have a meltdown a few days ago due to exhaustion. My poor husband… That’s all I’ll say!
Looking Forward To: So many things! The baby shower, my brother and his wife arriving in town next week, fall weather, and November 16th…. The LAST race of the season!!!