23 Weeks

How far along? 23 Weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: 19 pounds (Pre-pregnancy weight: 110lbs-112lbs.)  Steady gaining 1-2 pounds/week.
Maternity clothes? Full maternity- although I’m finding every which way to make myself the most comfortable I can be.  I’m measuring about 4-5 weeks ahead due to the fact that I have two babies rather than just a singleton- and my belly just seems to get in the way of it all.  Jordan made the comment last night that we should get a couple more tank tops or sleep shirts that fit a little better- and I sweetly explained that would be pointless due to the fact that all that is growing is this bump.  I’ve found that Gap tanks fit my growing belly pretty well- they are much longer than the ones from Target.  I’ll be able to wear these through my entire pregnancy.  The tank I had on from Target last night kept riding up over my belly.. Didn’t stop me from wearing it tho..

Stretch marks? None.  Using my coconut oil 2-3 times/day- it helps to moisturize and keeps me from itching too much.  Someone told me that scratching at my crazy iching belly actually causes stretch marks- I personally think they were told wrong, and ignore that comment while happily scratching at my belly like a dog with his ears:)
Sleep: Ugh.  Dreaded.  You can 100% tell I am sleep deprived in that belly photo above.  Some nights it is great.  Even though I’m up 4-5 times to make a trip to the bathroom, I still fall back to sleep rather quickly.  Other nights I am up.all.night.  I find that on these nights I will sleep for 30 to 45 minutes at a time and then somehow wake up nauseated due to the fact that I’m laying on my right side or on my back.  I’ve ended up on the couch a couple times after 2 hours of thrashing around in my bed with discomfort.  Blah.  Sunday last weekend was spent sleeping all day long after a sleepless night on Saturday.  Much needed before heading back to work on Monday.

Best moment this week:  We were at Northpark for dinner last weekend and stopped into babyGap and Janie and Jack to browse.  We ended up picking out some sweet little outfits for our baby girls- we had yet to purchase anything for them, so this was a first.  I came home and layed them out on the floor of the painted nursery and teared up a little to think about the fact that they will be wearing these tiny oufits, soon.  Makes me tear up right right now..!
Miss Anything? At this point, I continue to miss sleeping through the night.  Other than that I’m pretty content.  I occasionally look at my large closet full of clothes I can’t wear in disgust, but then I remember how uncomfortable they are for me right now, and that missing moment passes quickly.
Movement: Yea buddy- all the time.  I feel them on both sides, and then randomly right in the dead middle of my lower belly.  I wonder which one that might be..   

Food cravings: Peanut butter toast- with banana or not. Fruit of all kinds, dry cereal every night, and of course- Sonic ice.  If you want to throw in a Diet Limeade in there with that ice, I’m good with that, too:)  Speaking of lime.. can someone please figure out a safe way to include a super sour margarita into my preggo diet?  With lots and lots of salt.  Random, yes- It is not like I would have tons of tequila pre-pregnancy, just on occasion. But lately it is all I can think about. 

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Just laying on my right side or my back.  I have found that I can’t even lean on my right side while watching tv or reading without feeling a bit blah..
Gender:  My girls!!

Labor Signs: Nope   
Symptoms: Discomfort.  Congestion.  Just plain sleepy (mostly because I sleep just about 3 hours a night.)

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy girl- This week I’ve had no major mood swings or teary episodes.  You can ask Jordan.. he’ll agree with me:)

Looking forward to: This weekend! Jordan and I are celebrating with a stay-cation🙂  My OB doesn’t want me anywhere outside of the metroplex, and with my prescribed homebound status starting Monday, we wanted to do something fun beforehand.  Since we just moved into our new house, we decided it would be fun to have dinner out every night, lay by the pool, and watch movies in our PJ’s all weekend, enjoying our new home and each other.  We picked up the cribs last weekend, too- and hopefully we will put them together this weekend, too!  I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for months!        

August 30, 2012

  1. I just have to tell you, I always look forward to reading your posts! You are the most precious thing. I am so happy for you and Jordan with the two blessings on the way! Y'all are going to make fabulous parents.

  2. Maureen W. (Maryland) says:

    You're doing great, girl! Sleep deprived? Are you kidding? You look AWESOME!! The sleeplessness is tough and frustrating, but starting next week at least you will be able to nap whenever you feel the need. I'll e-mail you next week so you have something to read 🙂 XOXO

  3. Meredith says:

    I agree with Maureen, you DO NOT look sleep deprived at all! On the contrary, each time I look at your pictures I think, "Jeez, I need to make more of an effort!" 🙂 You look fantastic. The lack of sleep is here to stay but napping during the day is priceless! Take advantage of it! And Janie & Jack–oh man. My husband is now terrified of that store. You must visit Peek as well (if you haven't already). They have absolutely adorable clothes!!