I am 23 weeks pregnant today! This past week has been a roller coaster. Some days I feel great and other days I don’t want to move. I feel super pregnant lately and I still have a while to go! I am so excited to meet her but at the same time I am so nervous for the big day. I’ve been doing a lot of reading about birth. I find it helpful because I feel more knowledgeable and comfortable with making certain decisions but then I feel more anxious because of all the little things you don’t typically know about. Roller. Coaster.
I’m still having bad lower back pain so I’m just learning how to manage it at this point. I know she is definitely getting bigger because my belly gets bigger by the day and the “frequent urination” has come back. When we take walks or walk around in the stores I feel like I’m going to pee myself. She still sits pretty low but I’ve been having some rib pain so I don’t really know where that comes from. I guess from everything getting pushed up higher in my abdomen? Peyton has been moving like crazy this week. I absolutely love it and I miss her when she sleeps 🙂
Aaron and I went to Babies R Us to start our registry over the weekend! It was so much fun and we had a blast doing it. We still have some decisions to make as far as the bigger items but I think we did really well. Shopping for a girl is just the best thing ever and it makes me even more excited than I already was about having a little girl. We picked a theme for the nursery too. Pink and gray elephants! I wasn’t going to do pink but I am a sucker for the color gray. Pink and gray together looks so cute so I’m pretty set on that now. They have a lot of cute elephant things too! We were walking around the store for about 2 hours and my feet were KILLING me by the end of it. My feet were a TEENY bit swollen when we got home which was new for me. It went away though 🙂
Just a side note: The picture with this blog is from “The Bump” pregnancy app. I downloaded it a while back because I heard about how you can see a 3D view of the baby. I think it’s so cool to use and each of the little plus signs has information about what is going on this week!
How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 10 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep? Pretty much the same
Best moment this week? Setting up our registry at babies r us!
Miss anything? A yummy Jimmy Johns country club sub… still.
Movement? SO much this week!
Food cravings? Nothing different than usual
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Showing yet? Yes
Gender guesses? No guess! It’s a GIRL!
Belly button in or out? In still! I’m shocked. I definitely thought it would be out by now.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody? Roller coaster emotions 😉
Looking forward to? Painting the nursery on Saturday!