Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bumpdate: Week 23

Size of the baby:  A large mango, just over a pound.  She can hear us now, so we have been wrapping headphones around my bump and playing music for her.

Total weight gain:  about 10 pounds total

Maternity clothes:  I mostly wear maternity clothes for comfort, I bought a pair of yoga pants from Pea in the Pod that I absolutely love.  I can wear a few of my own pre-pregnancy items, mostly cardigans and long tops.  Last week I changed my closet so that I can only see what I can fit in and it makes it so much easier to get dressed. The bulk of my clothes are now in storage bins though and it was bittersweet to put them away.

Gender: baby girl and if you peek in her nursery you can start to see it

Nursery:  We have bedding and the crib has been ordered.  R plans to paint after the first of the year and we have a couple of pieces of furniture to refurnish.  He has some big projects to complete before her debut.

Sleep:  I'm sleeping fairly well.  But I have felt more exhaustion this week than I have since my first trimester.  I've been more active at work and I am running on fumes at the end of the day.  We had plans to go to a parade on Friday evening but I could barely function past 4pm so we skipped out.

What I miss:  Energy, walking for periods of time without my feet hurting, and sleeping on my back.  Sushi sounds pretty good too.

Cravings: Trident Cinnamon was my biggest one.  I'm still drinking orange juice almost daily but I'm not sure if it's still a craving or habit at this point. Buttered grits and toast.  I eat a lot of chicken salad too.

Other symptoms:  Numb fingertips - weird.  My feet and legs hurt at the end of the day so I've been propping them up at work when I'm at my desk.  I still get headaches, at least one a week but I've been trying to increase my fluids at work to see if that helps.

Best moments so far:  Feeling her move, I can't get tired of it.  We have also been getting packages in the mail from our Black Friday purchases and most of them are baby items. We have had some great low key nights at home enjoying our Christmas tree and holiday movies - it's good time for R and I and when coupled with a foot rub, it's heaven.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful mama! I've been getting th numbness too! On my whole hand and sometimes up through my arm! xx