A bumpdate from the beach?! Yes, please! I’m technically almost 24 weeks at this point but ringing in 23 weeks on our babymoon was pretty special!
How Far Along: 23 weeks, 5 days
Size of Baby: A grapefruit and 11.8 inches long. According to our last appointment, Hot Pie weighed 12 oz and was in the 58th percentile in size.
Gender: It’s a sweet girl! Read all about our gender reveal party here!
Movement: I think I have a ninja in my stomach.
Sleep: Sleep is still pretty good. Apparently, I’ve been snoring a lot which only affects Cory but I can’t help it with all this congestion.
Workouts: I haven’t made it back to Zumba but I did start walking this week, hoping to help with some of my back pain. I got in a mile and half on Tuesday.
Maternity Clothes: Yep.
Weight Gain: 20lbs. UGH! How is it possible to gain 7lbs in one week? Apparently, you go on vacation. Back to eating healthier this week.
Symptoms: Hello, indigestion! I’ve actually prayed that Hot Pie will have hair so maybe this is an answer to my prayer. Either way, Tums is my new best friend. Other than indigestion, I’m having awful back pain. I’m not sure if it’s my chair at work or what but any suggestions to help make myself more comfortable?
Cravings/Aversions: I wouldn’t say this was a craving but while at the beach, I wanted shrimp almost every meal. I know it’s not great to eat a ton of seafood while pregnant so I did limit myself but I hardly ever eat shrimp.
Missing Most: This may sound vain but being skinny. I didn’t think it would bother me at the beach but seeing a bunch of skinny college girls in their tiny little bikinis didn’t help with my self confidence. Other than that, being able to sit comfortably. And lay on my stomach. It didn’t occur to me I wouldn’t be able to until I tried it on the beach. Nope. Couldn’t do it.
Nursery: The rug came in while we were gone this past weekend and it’s just as pretty as I imagined. I can’t wait to get it all set up in her room!
Labor Signs: No! Thank you, Jesus.
Belly Button In or Out? It is now showing through my shirts so I would classify that as out.
Wedding Rings On or Off? I haven’t been able to wear them since I got back from the beach. I don’t know if it was all the time in the car but I’m having a lot of swelling.
Hubby: He has been so sweet to tell me I’m pretty or that he thinks I look great. It’s reassuring to hear it from him. Spending time with him on our babymoon was just so, so sweet. While I can’t wait to see him as a dad, I’m gonna miss this time of just the two of us.
Best Part of the Week: Our babymoon was pretty spectacular and each day we spent in Pensacola was the best part of the week until the next one rolled around. Make sure you check back tomorrow to see a ton of iPhone pictures from our trip. #keepingitreal
Can’t Wait For: Honestly? Being able to sleep in on Saturday morning. Returning to a busy week at work after vacation has wiped me out and I just wanna sleep!
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