I am loving pregnancy, these days.
I have finally hit the golden age of my pregnancy. I have my energy back, my gross symptoms are at an all-time low, and my belly isn’t large enough to be an issue yet. If I could just hang on to this feeling for the rest of the pregnancy than I would be content.
In addition to feeling good, it is garage sale season! Huzzah! I have been hitting up the sales every weekend to hunt down baby clothes and other fun finds for my approaching gig as a stay-at-home mom. I have, also, been de-junking, and decorating our apartment like never before. I suddenly have the energy and desire to completely overhaul every room in our home, and I have been attacking it with a vengeance.
This energy thing is the best, you guys. Seriously. If you feel energetic today, than be thankful!
How far along: 23 Weeks which is five months! I am starting my sixth month of pregnancy. How did that happen?!
Due date: August 26-29th
Gender: It’s going to be a surprise!
How big is baby? Baby is as big as a grapefruit, which was a huge craving of mine earlier in this pregnancy. Over a pound! Baby will double his/her weight in the next four weeks. I am so excited! Baby L is becoming a real sized baby!
This week, baby: can now hear farther away sounds (not just my heart beating or stomach gurgling). Time to break out the ‘tunes I guess! Baby’s bone marrow is starting to make blood cells.
Exercise: Still sneaking in a few walks and some yoga every week! Starting to feel a little stronger.
What I’m mailing: this week, I finally mailed my pre-registration paper work for the hospital! Yay! Looking through the paperwork, and the glossy brochure packet from the hospital made me so excited to get to that point. Staying in a suite with a whirlpool, room service, and a flat screen tv sounds like a fun little vacation to me. There is that minor detail of the whole labor and delivery process, I suppose… 😉
Purchases I’ve made: I went to our church’s clothing exchange and loaded up on the baby clothes! Our church offers this twice a year, and I have been looking forward to going for months. I filled a huge black trash bag with lots of baby clothes (newborn, 0-3, and 0-6 month), a few pairs of shoes for myself, and a pair of jeans or two for hubs. I was so tickled by getting that many baby clothes for free! I really hunted out clothes that had good brands, weren’t used up, and scored high on the cuteness factor (I scored on a few sets of Winnie the Pooh onesies with the orignal illustrations from the books!). I packed away those baby clothes in reusable shopping bags in our closet until we get our dresser from my parent’s house, but I pull them out regularly to look through them. They are all so sweet!! That clothing exchange was definitely the highlight of my week.
How are you feeling? I am feeling AWESOME this week. Not really suffering with any major symptoms, I’ve managed to avoid my weekly headache/neck ache that I’ve been plagued with, and I have so much energy! I’ve been completely decluttering and decorating the apartment, and having so much fun crossing things off my list!
Maternity clothes: Yep. Last week, at 22 weeks, I succumbed to maternity jeans. Now I don’t know why I waited so long! I have started to finally put on a few pounds, and I’ve noticed that a few clothes are definitely tighter than they used to be. I am loving my maternity jeans, still wearing my regularly shirts, and wearing the most comfortable foot wear I can find.
Sleep: Sleep has been great! I have decided against getting a pregnancy pillow. Thanks for your input last week, sweet readers (especially you, Katie!).
Best moment this week: teaching my last day of classes. I am down to one job, and LOVING it!
Worst moment this week: all the comments about how I really don’t look very pregnant. So tired of hearing that!
Miss anything? being able to lift heavy things. I have to wait until hubs comes home from work to move the furniture around, and I want to do it now!
Cravings this week: raspberries, blueberries, and nachos.
Symptoms: difficulty breathing while sitting down, smaller stomach capacity, quick gag reflex, sensitivity to smells, and increased need to use the bathroom (every five minutes).
Looking forward to: Hunting for more baby stuff at garage sales. I’m all about the baby stuff hunt these past two weeks. Ha ha!