I really thought that I would do weekly preggo posts, but then I never started. Well today, there is a blizzard outside and I just got a new computer, so I needed a reason to play on it rather than clean the house. So, here is a preggo post, full of lots of awkward pictures. Hope you enjoy!
I accidentally posted the pictures in the wrong order. Oh well.....
|23 weeks- January 17, 2014|
|22 weeks- January 2014|
|18 weeks- December 12, 2013|
|15 weeks- November 23, 2013--shopping and wondering where that bump came from!|
23 weeks Along!.... crazy to think that I am over halfway there.
Size of the baby: According to "the bump", baby is the size of a grapefruit. And it can hear noises… which prompts me to encourage Wyatt to bark at my stomach frequently. And then I tell baby, “ you WILL sleep through that.”
Gender: The past month I have been convinced it is a girl. Although, at times I think boy. Stephen has said from day one it was a girl. He claims that our sonogram confirmed that because we had to “look away for a while-- like they were searching.”
Movement: Last week, I thought I had the most hyperactive baby ever. But the movement has slowed down a little.... I still feel lots of movment. I felt the baby move for the first time on the plane coming back from our thanksgiving trip. It felt like the pillsbury dough boy was poking me. Sometimes, I think the baby is doing the worm in there. And it dances every time I put food in my mouth.
Sleep: I feel very blessed to sleep so well. I usually wake up once to go to the bathroom then fall right back asleep.
Cravings: Since this is a “catch up” of pregnancy so far, I will list lots of things. In the beginning, I just wanted bread, bread and more bread. I craved Chick-fil-a sweet tea a lot. And since I TRY to not drink caffeine, that was a hard one. My first real craving was the first week in December. I HAD to HAVE some peppermint Joe-Joe’s. We had 2 snow days and Stephen was gone so I was too scared (lazy) to drive to Trader Joes to get them. When I finally made it there, I might have bought 8 boxes. Don’t worry 2 men commented on how many boxes I had in my cart. One said, “I hope those are for gifts.” These days, all I really want to eat is chocolate. I am not particular on the kind.
Symptoms: I feel good. I got a lot of rest over Christmas and I have felt so much better since then. I do have frequent heartburn.
Best moment of the week: The weather yesterday was incredible. It was “warm” and actually sunny. Stephen, Wyatt and I went to Alexandria for the day. We took a really long walk around town and up the Potomac. Then we met up with Baylor friends we have not seen in a while. It was an awesome afternoon, and felt so good to get to be outside and enjoy the sunshine. I think Wyatt was pretty happy to be there too.
|Alexandria-- if you look over Wyatt you can see the Washington monument. Over Stephen's right shoulder is the capital, but I am not sure you can see it in the picture. This was us yesterday....|
|And this is us today, after about 2 hours of snow. It has not stopped all day!|
|One more... this was about 15 weeks|
Have a very happy week :)