Gender – It’s a girl!
Movement – I’m thrilled to share that I’m starting to feel the baby move in my belly. It’s a really cool feeling and I’m extremely grateful.
Maternity clothes – I wore my first pair of maternity shorts last weekend and they’re awesome! I bought a pair from Old Navy and will probably see how long they last before buying another pair. I think wearing as few clothes as possible will be my goal this summer. It’s going to be a hot one!
Food cravings – Oh man… I don’t even know if I had cravings last week but I ate a lot last week! I had a number of work events and planned outings, so I did my fair share of indulging. More on that tomorrow…
Workouts – I didn’t get to the gym as much as I had the week before because of my schedule, but I went on a lot of walks with Theodore since Neal was out of town and I had the 5K on Saturday. Still feeling good about my workouts!
Sleep – Pretty good considering Neal was gone.
Missing anything – Ice cold beer
Thoughts and feelings – My 23rd week of pregnancy was actually quite smooth. My heartburn wasn’t as bad and my allergies were pretty under control. The toughest part of last week was really all of the events I had to attend, but pregnant or not, that’s always a tough week for me eating wise. When a menu is prefixed and the food is awesome, I always struggle.
Last week I started to feel the baby move, which has been really neat. It’s more internal, though a few times I’ve been able to feel her move by pressing on my stomach. Neal hasn’t been able to feel her yet, but I’m sure as she grows she’ll give him a few kicks.
Aside from my growing belly, not a whole lot changed in week 23. I honestly felt more like myself for most of the week, though the warm weather has started to make me feel a little uncomfortable. It is what it is, but it’s definitely tough carrying more weight and sweating profusely. Neal and I are trying to get through the week before turning on our AC… Financially it’s a good move, but boy is our townhouse hot!
Looking forward to – The weekend
In case you missed them, here are my pregnancy updates so far:
- We’re pregnant!
- Finding peace before pregnancy
- Pregnancy update: weeks 6-12
- Week 13
- Week 14
- Week 15
- Week 16
- Week 17
- Week 18
- Week 19
- Week 20
- It’s a girl!
- Week 21
- Week 22