How Far Along: 23 Weeks!
Baby is the size of: Large Mango
Total weight gain: 15.8 pounds
Sleep: Actually went a few nights without having to get up in the middle of the night to pee, which made me wonder if that meant I wasn't drinking enough and was dehydrated?
Best Moment of the week:
*The Ice cream sundae Chris made for me on Wednesday. Picture this: Brownie on the bottom, topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, melted peanut butter, chopped up oreos, and whipped cream. I have the best husband :)
*Couch shopping with Chris on Sunday and all the sales people (and random people in the store) were asking me when I was due. I like that people automatically notice now.
*I'm also offered a seat on the subway 90% of the time. Usually I can get a seat in the morning no problem. My way home is considerably trickier and some days I am offered a seat and some days I'm not. I think it has to do with what I'm wearing that day (i.e. how noticeable is it) and whether or not people are observant or not. There was one guy last week who literally walked over and stood in front of the empty seat to hold it for me until I could get there. I always find that so sweet.
*My handy-dandy Baby Names App was so helpful this week! It suggested names like:
Or Chepito and Ommar:
Worst Moment of the week:
*Waking up at 6:15 Monday morning with a horrrrrible charlie horse in my left calf muscle. It was spasming so badly and was so cramped!!! I haven't had that happen since I was training for my half marathons, but I guess in a way, I'm training for some sort of marathon here, so it's fitting. I woke up shouting "ow, ow, ow, ow!!!" Chris asked me what was wrong and I managed to choke out the words "charlie horse." Chris, in his sleepy stupor, immediately started massaging the upper thigh on my OTHER leg in an attempt to help...which it did not...but he gets points for trying. (he's currently giving me a foot massage as I type this, so he's made up for it!) My BabyCenter app dedicated an entire day's notification to "leg cramps" this week so I'm right on target with that, and this is certainly normal.
*Starting my Monday Morning off by reading this article: Pregnant woman killed by falling tree in NYC park. I know that park, it's very close to my house.
*Trying on clothes for my friend's bachelorette party this weekend in Atlantic City. I literally went through everything in my closet on Sunday to start preparation for packing and it was actually sadly comical what I couldn't fit into. Even my designated "fat shirt" wouldn't zip up the side. I was like "THIS IS MY FAT SHIRT!! I thought I'd at least have this as a back-up!!" LOL, I really was just laughing along with everything I tried on, and I realize that this is normal but I am amazed at how my clothes really just aren't fitting me anymore.
Miss Anything: Not really
Food Cravings: Chris made Kraft Mac and Cheese on Sunday and it was the most delicious and satisfying thing - I mean - Kraft Mac and Cheese always hits the spot, but this was especially satisfying to me.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show? Yes
Green :) I read last week that bad acne can be a sign that you're having a boy - so one more reason to think it's a boy!
*Continual burning sensation underneath my bosom - I think this is skin stretching. It's really just the skin that burns, not anything internally.
*Runny and Congested nose - blood in tissue when I blow my nose, which was dry skin from blowing my nose and from running our AC at night. I usually have to blow my nose after eating.
*I noticed my heartburn has disappeared or at least significantly decreased.
*Tight calf muscles - see: Charlie Horse experience under "worst moments"
Workouts: Best yoga session YET. Not sure what it was - maybe I am more comfortable and in the zone when I get there now, maybe because it was a smaller class than usual, but I had a fantastic yoga session last Tuesday! I also did some arms and hit a two month record of 14,070 (or about 6 miles) and then an All-time record of 16,123 (or 6.6 miles) walking on both Tuesday and Monday! Did some youtube yoga on the weekend and went for a 2 mile walk with Zoey and Chris on Saturday.
Looking Forward to: My friend's bachelorette party in Atlantic City this weekend!
Maternity Clothes: Chris declared last week that he "Liked my maternity style" so I think that's good :)
Stretchmarks? Yes, but I finally bought BioOil at the recommendation of many of you!
Rings on or off? Engagement ring off, wedding band on
Bellybutton In or out? In...but it's def. losing room and looking funny!
This week I:
*Booked the babymoon to Miami!
*Emailed a few placenta encapsulation people just to inquire about it (I know this can be rather controversial...anyone else even consider/considering this?)
*Decided on a Mattress for the Crib (yea...that took a few days, lots of research, and a 19 page "Mattress Matters" pdf put out by Clean Healthy New York. More on this later)
*I THINK I've decided on a newborn photographer
Reading: The Guidebook to Childbirth by Ina May
Milestones: The baby's "cochlea - the inner ear mechanism that houses all components of hearing is fully formed." The baby can hear everything I hear - but muffled. The baby weighs a little over a pound and its weight should double in the next 4 weeks!
Just like how I feel MY weight has been doing! For some more week by week comparing:
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday