How far along? 23 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain: We will "officially" see tomorrow at my OB appointment. I've been a bit overwhelmed about the thought of weight gain recently, and according to my scale over the last two weeks or so it looks like I've (finally) gained 5lbs. I know in the grand scheme of things that's really low and not much at all, but for some reason it's doing such a mind job on me. I also, do realize the baby is seriously growing-because, whoa baby belly. I also just "feel" more pregnant. So, 5lbs give or take I'd say.
Maternity clothes? Loving the maternity jeans as usual. Hating the dress pants, but, unfortunately I have to dress business casual as a teacher. Go figure! Still managing to hold onto my style thanks to some of my fun tips on dressing your bump for your bod. [Sporting a belt today, in fact.]
Picture from a few days ago...some major growing.
Cravings: Changes all the time...but, I've been eating so many navel oranges it's not even funny. Seriously, my stomach hates me from all the acidic-ness (if thats even a word), so I had to cut back. I'm back into lemonade again and salads. I still, as usual, love a toasted bagel with cream cheese. That has been my staple this entire pregnancy when nothing sounded good, a bagel always did.
Best moment this week: Feeling her for hours on end during the day. It makes me smile. Also, seeing Declan's reaction when he felt her kick for the first time. Ohhh--and yesterday, I saw my belly move from the outside as she was kicking! It was unreal. Which, then, led me to look up youtube videos of crazy baby movement, and omg--in the end, it looks so alien-like. I love it!
Movement: I'm guessing I answered that question.
Gender: A little girl.... and her closet that's filling up with clothes already can prove it.
Labor Signs: No no no...stay in there little girl, for at least 14-15 more weeks. Got it?
Belly Button in or out? It's still pretty normal.
What I miss: Can I admit to missing this and being scared to never see it again? Haha.
Weekly Wisdom: Embrace it all. The cramping, the heartburn (which I've not had much of!), the headaches, the belly rubbing, the growing bump, and those precious kicks.
Milestones: I'd say this difference of 10 weeks is a milestone in itself, eh? It proves there is a healthy little chica in there.
Favorite Moments: When Declan says goodbye in the morning and says, "I love you guys", and I can respond, "We love you too". Makes me melt. [And makes you throw up in your mouth a little...] Oh, and I find myself talking to her, too. At first, I felt weird about it--now, as casually as I'd talk to anyone else (but not out loud when others are around-I need to maintain my *sanity*), I'll feel her move in the morning for the first time and I'll say, "Good morning baby girl!" Although I may sound crazy, at least she's learning my voice, right? :)