Friday, February 28, 2014

week 23

How Far Along? 23 weeks

Size of Baby: Mango (just over a pound and more than 11 inches long!)

Gender: Sweet baby girl :)

Weight Gain: 12 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Still haven't made a trip to the mall to try on maternity jeans. I've been wearing dresses, skirts and leggings 100% of the time. My running shorts are all still comfortable too, and I wear them to the gym still very comfortably. Since I don't have a job to wear more professional clothes to, I'm not too worried about buying maternity clothes. I'd rather spend the money on little outfits for baby and for Riggs!

Check out my idea board on Pinterest here. Hoping to post my shared-nursery inspiration by the end of next week. I probably won't start on anything for another month or two. The biggest item to check off the list is painting the room and I'd prefer to wait until it's a bit warmer so we can have the window wide open while we paint. Also I've been agonizing over the exact paint color and I'm sure it will take me at least a month to finally make a decision!

Movement: So many kicks! This baby is so much more active than Riggs was. He was more of a rolling movements kind of guy, and baby girl is all about the jabs and kicks. I feel like she's just going non-stop! She's also very responsive to touch and will almost always 'respond' when we poke her :)

Symptoms: Extra active bladder, more out of breath than usual, tired in the evenings, unable to eat as large of meals at one sitting. I'll feel so hungry and then be full after only a few bites!

Sleep: I'm sleeping great, although I have been waking up a little bit more stiff in the mornings than usual. Laying on my left side is the only way I can sleep comfortably, for some reason laying on my right side just doesn't work. 

Cravings: Sweets! Like cookies and chocolate. Trying not to give in too badly, or at least to counteract my sweet tooth with lots of veggies and protein during the day.

What I Miss: Being able to sleep/lay on my stomach. 

Best Moment This Week: Steve has been playing music to her in the evenings when we lay in bed. It's so sweet to feel her respond so excitedly to the music! And I love that Steve gets to experience her movements now too :)

Worst Moment This Week (I made this one up haha): Now that I'm what I consider to be "obviously pregnant" the comments have begun. I was in the locker room at the gym when another very very pregnant woman walked up to stand next to me in front of the mirror. 
"Oh are you pregnant?" She asked.
"Yes." I said with a smile.
"You must be three or four months?"
"Actually I'm nearly six months!" I said.
"Oh my gosh you are so tiny! It must be your first pregnancy?" She said knowingly.
Getting annoyed, "Nope, it's actually my second." 
"Oh my goodness, you are so so tiny! I was that big at 12 weeks and this is my first!!" 

I mumbled something and headed out to work out. I know she was just being friendly but I get comments a lot about how tiny my belly is. I feel like it's pretty normal, but I realize everyone is different. I just wouldn't go up to someone and say "Your belly is so huge, oh my goodness!" and I think it goes both ways. Do you think it's rude to comment on the size of a complete strangers baby bump? Am I being too sensitive? I'm sure I am a little bit, because I'm so happy to finally be really showing! :)

Looking Forward To: My sister-in-law having her baby girl! She's due next week and I'm on pins and needles waiting to head down to Homer at any moment! 


  1. You look well and gorgeous! Glad you are still feeling well! I can relate to both sides as I started off quite small with my son, then I was huge with my daughter. I don't think you're being too sensitive, I'm sure she meant very well and meant it as a compliment but I do understand the annoyed feelings you had as when we become pregnant, people feel that it's suddenly okay to comment on our bump/body etc, or that it suddenly becomes okay to ask us very personal questions.. Just what a tired and pregnant mama needs right? ;)

  2. You are so cute! I know what you mean...people always told me how HUGE I was. I think it's because you are so active and's totally normal to be whatever size your body needs to be. Also, little girl is probably going to be smaller than Riggs.

  3. As I was just going to comment how tiny you are, haha! No, I actually know what you mean because I feel like people constantly told me how huge I was and constantly asking if I was due yet. So yeah, I could see how that would also be annoying on the other end of the spectrum, and for that, I apologize! You do look awesome though and if you don't need to buy maternity jeans, I wouldn't! I also avoided them if I could, they're so uncomfortable!

  4. You're so right Aanie, and I know I shouldn't care so much, because deep down I think people just love pregnancy and babies so much and they want to say something about it! :)

  5. Exactly! Every 'body' is just different! And I've been wondering a lot about what size she will be! I definitely feel like I'm the same size or even smaller than I was with Riggs. Should look up my measurements lol. And I don't know why anyone things being told you're 'huge' is acceptable or nice at all, even when we are hugely pregnant and about to give birth haha. Just not a nice word ;)

  6. haha Jessica it's ok, I know my bump is small! :) I don't mind comments from friends, just those random strangers that sometimes get to me, especially when I've been waiting to show even this much for so long! And I already dislike jeans when I'm not pregnant haha, I think I'll get maybe one pair for when I need them and call it a day lol