Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 23 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017

How far along?: 23 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  I haven't stepped on the scale in over a week.  I guess I'll find out the official weight gain at our OB appointment next week.

Stretch marks?: None that I can see...and I've been so bad about remembering to apply the Bio-Oil and other preventative serums...must get better about that because I can tell the skin on my belly is really starting to stretch out.

Symptoms: I mention above that I can tell the skin on my belly is starting to stretch out...and I can tell this because it gets extremely itchy! 

Maternity clothes?:  Most definitely!

Sleep:  I'm going to have to dig out the pregnancy pillow that I bought the last time around because it's starting to get uncomfortable to sleep...and just putting a normal pillow between my legs or behind my back is no longer doing to the trick to make me comfortable. I don't think I really got much use out of that pregnancy pillow last time, but I'm hoping it gives me some comfort and support this time around...update to come!

Mood: I've felt the roller coaster of emotions a bit this week, but I think it's more from being tired/run-down than from the pregnancy hormones. I felt totally sad when our vacation came to an end and it was time to go back to the reality of the daily grind. It's like we looked forward to something for so long and we had such a fabulous time being on the lake with family...and then it was just OVER way too fast! It was hard getting back to our normal schedule, but once we found that consistent routine, my mood seemed to perk up a bit!

Movement: This baby boy is a mover and a shaker! And his movements are like clockwork! It's like an automatic guarantee that when I feel him kicking/jabbing, I can look at my watch and it will be between 2:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon or between 8:30 - 9:30 at night. He's starting to move a little more outside of those time frames as the days go by, but I can feel him wiggling during those hours. Do you think that means it's going to be a piece of cake to get this little guy on a strict schedule once he enters this world?!!?

Nursery: Zip.Zero.Zilch! We've done absolutely NOTHING to get started on a room for this sweet baby boy! Well, I guess that's not totally true...we've ordered some bedding and other stuff in preparation to move Huston upstairs to a "big boy room."  We're planning to start that transition after his birthday in a couple of maybe that will kick us into gear on getting started with decorating the nursery for "Baby Brudder." 

Best Moment of the Week: Out little getaway to Hot Springs/Lake Hamilton, Arkansas. We met my mom, Landon's family and Kiley's family for a long weekend on the lake...and it was perfection! We had a house right on the lake, and we couldn't have asked for better weather. It was a fabulous little vacation. All of the littles had a blast...and the parents all enjoyed themselves too! So.Much.Fun!

Looking Forward To: Our next OB appointment {next Monday}. At this point in the game, there is no sweeter sound than that precious baby boy's heart beat!

23 Week Bumpdate

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