Tuesday, January 15, 2013

23 Week Bump Update!

How far along?  23 weeks
How big is baby?  About 1 1/2 lbs and the size of a papaya
Total weight gain/loss?  6.5 lbs
Maternity Clothes?  That's all I can wear these days!
Stretch Marks?  Yes...on my sides
Sleep?  I toss and turn all night long and have to get up a lot to use the bathroom.  Sleeping with 4 or 5 pillows is helping though.
Miss anything?  I miss not being in pain!  
Movement?  All the time =)   
Food Cravings?  Nothing new...still carbs and fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Red meat and mint gum
Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes...I can barely see my toes when I look down.  I have started to get the random people (and even a couple people I know) saying things like "wow, your are going to be huge" and "are you sure you aren't having twins?"    
Gender?  Baby Boy!  Connor Christopher :) 
Labor Signs?  No labor signs, but at my doctor appt yesterday when I was telling her about the pains I have been having and some of my symptoms she said I am probably one of the lucky  not so lucky ones that can actually feel braxton hicks contractions this early on.  Apparently you have them thru your whole pregnancy but most people don't feel them until close to the end.  Not me though...I feel them every once in awhile and they hurt.
Belly Button in or out?  In, but it feels different.
Happy or Moody most of the time?  Happy, even despite the pain!  :) 
Symptoms?  For the past month or 2 I have been experiencing a lot of lower back/tailbone and lower pelvic pain.  It got a little bit better for a few weeks but now it is back and a lot worse.  Sometimes when I stand after sitting for a long time I can barely walk.  And during the day if I am up doing things or running errands, I only have an hour or so at a time where I feel ok before I have to sit down for awhile because the pain gets so bad. And something new....I feel like he is about to fall out sometimes!  The doctor promised me he isn't but I get that feeling because of how low he is and how much pressure he is putting on my lower pelvic area.  So, everything I am experiencing is completely normal my doctor says.  Just some people get this and some people don't.   
Looking forward to?  Spending the weekend in Vegas!


Brandi said...

Aw, so cute!!

Blue Dog Belle said...

Aww. The bump is so cute.

Carolyn R said...

Such a cute baby bump! :)

Meg O. said...

Adorable!!!! You have certainly popped!

Allison said...

You look beautiful and definitely do not look like you are having twins! You are all belly!

Sara Cate said...

I found that stretching has helped my back pains. Hope you get a little relief for your trip! Enjoy Vegas!

Meg {henninglove} said...

ahh so cute!! love that belly of yours