Finally! (Last week's) 23 week update!
|Last week was a rough week, and it definitely shows in this photo...tired and hurting...|
How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 4 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yep. But still managing to utilize my existing wardrobe, which I didn't think would be possible!
Stretch marks? Still none from the bean. But I know additions to my already impressive collection are soon to come. I'm dousing myself in coconut oil daily.
Sleep? Extremely uncomfortable thanks to this back/hip/sciatic pain I've had for over a week now.
Best moment last week? Moments I wasn't in pain, which were basically only while sitting completely still...on a heating pad.
Movement? Feeling her more frequently now! And I can now watch my belly dance on the outside when she kicks.
Food cravings? Still chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, which I had (finally) on Saturday and it was delicious! Yesterday I had cravings of Cinnabon, Grilled Cheese and Cheeseburgers within ten minutes of each other...I had none :(
Symptoms? This back issue is overpowering everything else right now, but slowly starting to feel better after a couple of trips to the chiro (with accompanying medical bills...OUCH)
Gender? Girly girl
Labor signs? Nope.
Belly button in/out? In, but pushing out more and more every day!
What I miss: Being able to bend over like a normal person without crying out in pain.
What I am looking forward to: A 3 day weekend!
Milestones: The bean is the size of a grapefruit now and weighs just over a pound. I've been informed that her eyes are now able to open and close, will their final color be blue?! Guess we won't know that for a long time!