23 Weeks!



How far along: 23 weeks, 2 days
Maternity clothes: Yes.  I still try to fit in normal tops (for example, I am wearing my favorite ROXY hoodie right now and can barely zip it up), but have found some really nice maternity clothes.  I was VERY lucky to have Christmas come and a lot of shopping time with my mom and sister. I am loving the cardigan sweaters!
Stretch marks: Not yet but I feel like it is inevitable.  I am this big at 23 weeks and I can see it coming to the point where there won’t be any more room! 🙂
Sleep: Love it.  Problem is, little girl likes to kick and move at night so it has been waking me up.  Plus, I keep getting major anxiety and wake up in the middle of the night with the most irrational thoughts.  For example, last night the heater was on and I woke up and it smelled like something was burning slightly (it was just the heat of the vent), and I kept thinking about how the whole house was going to set on fire and how I was going to plan my escape route and what I would grab.  It’s insane the mind of a pregnant woman.
Best moment this week: Seeing little girl again at the ultrasound with Kaycee.  She snuck me in so that Mike could see her and she was doing baby things, like grabbing her foot with her hand and putting her hand up because we were bugging her.  So cute.
Miss anything: My waist.  I forgot what I used to look like…really.  Also, racing.  Mainly, listening to the hubby talk about triathlons makes me want to run out and start training.
Morning sickness: None.
Movement:Yes.  I have officially hit the stage where I can DEFINITELY feel her.  I was getting all worried and thinking something was wrong, but I noticed I only feel her when I am sitting down. I blame it on being on my feel all day at work. I think she has been doing this for weeks and I just hadn’t noticed!  Also, one of my friends was telling me that they seem to move more at night because during the day when you are moving, it is as though you are rocking them to sleep or something.
Symptoms: I wake up with major charlie horses sometimes and I definitely can feel her dancing on my bladder. 
Food cravings: Anything not good for you…hence being over 8 pounds above the normal weight of pregnancy I should be.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. 
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes.
Gender prediction: Girl
Labor signs: No, but I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately and I am starting to freak out about how she has to come out of me one way or another! 🙂 Haha!
Belly button in or out: I’m going to say in between… I can tell it will be a outie sooner or later and that is so weird.
Wedding rings on or off: Went to go get it cleaned this week and it fits just like it normally does.  I was shocked!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy… first thing in the morning.  The hubby would say moody.  I’ve been really emotional about things, like when we went and saw “Les Miserables”, I was getting way emotional about it when normally I would never cry in a movie.   My coworkers would definitely vow that I am the “emotional” pregnant woman. 
Looking forward to: Getting the crib this week and going to my doctor’s appointment on Wednesday to check up on her!  I am getting so much done being on winter break! I love it!

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