How far along? 23 weeks
New symptoms: Acid reflux... TUMS are my friend! Still have a good amount of energy, but get winded pretty easily going up stairs or walking long distances.
Baby Stella: She is wiggling around like crazy when she is awake! I may have a tiny gymnast on my hands just like her Mommmy :) I used to feel her a few times per WEEK and now I feel her move every day. She is definitely awake every night starting around 10:30pm! Logan can feel her kick now too which is really cool... he loves just watching TV with his hand on my tummy in case she moves.
Total weight gain: Honestly I have never kept a scale in my house PLUS everything is by kilogram over here which makes things extra confusing! I am all belly (and boobs) at this point and hoping it stays that way...
Clothes: It is finally Fall here in France, so I have officially switched to my fall "uniform" which consists of leggings, a loose long top, and a sweater. Voila! I have been sporting maternity tops and pants for awhile now mainly due to comfort and wanting to show off the bump :) Something tells me by the end of this I am going to want to make that bump look SMALLER and NOT stand out haha!
Stretch Marks: Yes.... and not on my stomach... These go away, right? Or at least fade?
Sleep: I am still getting up multiple times per night to use the restroom and I am constantly having to switch sides due to hip pain. Overall though, no complaints here!
Miss Anything: YES... my pre-pregnancy wardrobe and shopping for fun Fall clothes, raw cookie dough, WINE, champagne, margaritas...ANY alcohol really, sushi (although they don't even have that in our tiny town), cured meats, and my steaks cooked medium instead of well done.
Food Cravings: Nothing specific this trimester. I am grateful that I am enjoying meat again because in the first trimester I couldn't even look at it! Fast food isn't a struggle because we don't have it.... I guess Coke is my big "splurge" and Oreos and milk :)
Best Moment of the Week: We purchased a CRIB!!!! It is metal and white and so so cute! It was surreal watching Logan put it together and place it in her nursery. Sometimes I feel like we are just playing "house" but it is moments like those that make all of this seem more real.
Looking Forward To: Baby hiccups, the cool Fall weather, boots, more nesting in our new log home. :)
PS Charla, thank you for the run down format. Totally used yours! :)
Sounds like everything is going really well! And you look amazing!! SO happy for you guys - XO to you, Logan and Stella!ReplyDelete