October 23, 2017

Pregnancy 2 - Weekly Update: 23

I'm late posting this, and it's probably going to happen a lot this time around because life. toddler. etc. But I bump up to the next week every Saturday. I wrote this on Friday but was late getting a picture for it. – also, I can’t remember if I was doing pictures at the beginning of each week or the end of each week last time. And I’ve been too lazy to go back and figure it out. This time I am writing and taking pictures at the end of each of the weeks. 

{  This does not accurately convey the size of my belly. There is a glare that is helping to hide it and maybe I stand abnormally for pictures? Tyler and I bot think I look much larger than this in real life.  

How far along? 23 Weeks
(Picture is from the beginning of 24 weeks instead of the end of 23 weeks technically.) Doc this week said I was measuring at 28 weeks singleton size.

How much weight have you gained?  16 pounds  
Any cravings? I haven’t mentioned it, but I have been craving ice again this time around. Constantly filling my cup up with crushed ice at home, and bought a bag of Sonic ice for the freezer at work to munch on. Also, it hasn’t been an acute craving but I’ve been digging cucumbers this whole pregnancy too. Sometimes plain and sometimes in vinegar/water with dill, salt and pepper. Yum!

What are you wearing? There's something new and fabulous in my life: Maternity undies!  

How are you feeling? Symptoms? Waddle-y, sometimes stiff, and experiencing some swelling. Overall, very pregnant already.

Stretch marks? No, and my belly has been slightly less itchy this week.

Belly button in or out? Out even further.

Sleep? Ugh. It’s not been great. I wake up almost every night at 2:45am. Lots of tossing and turning, but my pregnancy pillow was restocked so I ordered one. Can’t wait to try it out!

Best moment this week: A couple good things happened this week. We went and met with an OBGYN since we can’t stay with our midwives, and overall, we liked her! We’re going back next week and also consulting with another OBGYN next week just for options, but I would definitely be comfortable staying with the 1st.

Also, I FINALLY went to prenatal yoga. I loved it last time and went pretty much every single week, but just haven’t been able to get to one this time around. (Minus the one that I showed up for that was cancelled and I ended up doing some self-guided yoga with another lady who didn’t get the memo.) This class was TWO whole hours, which was a bit long, and taught by a labor and delivery nurse. That night was probably the best night of sleep I got all week though.

Worst moment this week:  Just being tired from the fitful sleep.

Miss anything? Missing walks and hikes. We haven’t been getting out enough.

Movement? I’m trying to start differentiating the babies, but it’s tough. I usually get the most kick either high and to the left or low and to the right, so I think those are consistently different babies, but don’t know for sure. At our appointment they had their heads together in the middle and their bodies and feet were basically ying-yanging around.  

Excited for anything? Family visiting this week! Also, Hazel has been pretty sweet and I’m really excited to see her as a big sister. She will be great (hopefully)!

How’s dad-to-be? He found more grey hair this week. 

How's sister-to-be? When we ask her what we should name her sisters, her response lately has been, "Not cados." Which means, "not avocados." But she did suggest fruit... "Maybe Apple and Banana." :)


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