How far along? 23 weeks and 5 days
Baby is the size of a … Grapefruit! Baby is about 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound.
How has (s)he changed this week? (S)he is developing blood vessels in its lungs to prepare for breathing, and his or her hearing is getting better every day.
So far, I’ve gained … 24.5 pounds total, about half a pound this week.
Sleep has been … Not that great but I blame Rich’s absence at home for that one. =) It’s been better since he got back on Tuesday night.
I feel … Tired. I’ve been going to bed too late. I sound like a broken record! Also, I’ve had a lot of back pain this week after all that carpet scrubbing from when Tonto was sick over the weekend. I also read that my uterus is the size of a soccer ball now… No wonder my back hurts!
I miss … Nothing at the moment
Craving … Chocolate chip cookies! Finally had one on Wednesday. =) And Mexican food
Keep me away from … Nothing!
Symptoms? Itchiness, carpal tunnel, back pain, and slight swelling in my extremities from the heat and humidity — Summer is here!
Gender? Boy! Or girl. Who knows!
Maternity clothes? Most clothes at this point (definitely all bottoms!) except for a few tops
Movement? Baby must have done some serious growing this week! He or she is on the moooove constantly, including right now!
Exercise? Some walking and stretching
Healthy eats? Pineapple (can’t stop. won’t stop), salads, grapes, bananas, and overnight oats
Splurges? Potato chips and gelato
Wedding rings on or off? On but sadly I might have to stop wearing my engagement ring on hot and humid days… like today! Swelling is no fun, and I don’t want to have to cut any of my rings off.
My best moment was … Sitting in bed feeling tons of baby kicks and jabs with Rich’s hands on my belly =)
Looking forward to … A beach day finally!