How far along: 23 Weeks, 2 Days
Due Date: August 18, 2013
Baby’s Size: The baby is somewhere between the size of an ear of corn (8.5in, 1.5lbs) and a Grapefruit (10.5in, 12.7lbs)
Total weight gain: Again nothing so far. I am however getting closer to my pre- pregnancy weight. This is making me feel better.
Maternity Clothes: I keep saying this and I just need to suck it up and buy some dang maternity tops! I keep putting it off but I am starting to look pretty silly.
Sleep: I have rediscovered sleep. Most days lately I sleep well. It's the rough wake ups that seem to be getting me.
Best Moment this week: Seeing the baby mail come pouring in. If my growing belly isn't proof enough that there is a little one coming, all of his stuff will certainly do it.
Worst Moment this week: Not being about to shoot at the range with Hubby and his brother. According to the doctor I am allowed to go to outdoor ranges (which ours is), I shoot nothing bigger than a .22 (which I typically don't), Someone else loads the weapon for me (hubby agreed to) and that no one around me is shooting anything high caliber. We got there the range was empty. I let my hubby and Brother in law shoot for a bit and then right before I was about to shoot some idiot brings out 3 different high caliber rifles. The man takes 2 shots to which I could feel the shock wave. needless to say the baby was not happy about that so I went and sat in the car until hubby and my BIL were done. Oh well Guess I will wait until after the baby is born to go back.
Miss anything: clothes fitting, cold deli sandwiches, runny eggs, sleeping on my stomach, and mostly being about to workout! Sadly I miss my yoga dvd first thing in the morning. It helped me ease into waking up. I picked up a pregnancy yoga dvd set that goes through each trimester but I haven't been allowed to use it yet. I am hoping that soon I will be able to at least go for walks or do light exercise.
Food Cravings / Aversion: I have been craving fresh fruit (mostly oranges) and fresh cut veggies (mostly Cucumbers).
Movement: Lots but nothing too powerful yet.
Gender: The baby is a boy.
Belly Picture: Hair, makeup and wardrobe must have gotten the wrong address so please excuse my early morning look. However this is the current belly picture. In the past two weeks or so I would say that I have gotten significantly bigger in the belly area. This pic however makes me look bigger than I actually am. I am sure that it doesn't help to be wearing a shirt where I am pushing the limits of the seams or baggy pajama pants. oh well no one said being pregnant was glamorous especially not when cleaning the house.
Baby / Parenting Book I am Currently Reading: I am still slowly reading Bringing up bebe. Don't let that be a reflection on the book though as it is very very good.
Looking forward to: My appointment in a couple of days.
This week’s Baby Task: I am doing nursery crafts this week. I am making clothing dividers (my top priority) and (maybe we'll see) painting the artwork for the room. If I feel like getting super ambitious I might even pick up the letters for Mudbugs' name and painting those as well. I also need to assemble the shelving unit for the closet, make labels for it, purchase children's hangers, and put all the clothing away. I am sick of of the room looking the closet threw up. I should also stop buy lots of used kids clothing too but more on that another day.