Monday, January 30, 2012

23 Weeks! I got a new plant for the mantel! ;-)

How far along? 23 Weeks!
Trimester: 2nd
Days to Go: 119 days! eee!
Baby size:  11.5 inches, or the size of a large mango.  Not just any mango, a LARGE one. lol
Baby weight:  1.1 pounds!
Total weight gain: Not. Weighing. 
Maternity clothes? Oh yes. 
Stretch marks?  not yet. 
Sleep: Better, lately.  I've been able to sleep through the night occasionally!
Best moment this week: Having a romantic dinner using some of our wedding stuff after a long weekend apart!  We won't get to do that kind of stuff so spontaneously after the baby comes!

Oh and I finished my first real crochet project, a small travel baby blanket to match the hat that Becca made!  Turned out pretty cute, even though I didn't mean to make those ruffled edges! lol

Miss anything? Ummmm nothing really!  Just being skinny! haha
Movement:  LOTS!  I can even see my belly move now when she kicks sometimes! So cool!
Food cravings: Ice Cream Sandwiches! Preferrably, Good Humor Giant Vanilla ones! ;-)
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nothing really, only sometimes when I brush my teeth!
Have you started to show yet: I'm freaking gigantic.
Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? very shallow!
Wedding rings on or off? Welllll, I went and bought a $10 giant CZ ring from Claires on Sunday, because they were feeling pretty tight, but it was too big on Monday, and I've successfully worn my real rings all week.  So who knows! But at least I'm prepared when the time comes!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy MOST of the time, but I have found myself feeling grumpier than normal.  More short-tempered than normal.  But it could just be that time of year!
Weekly Wisdom:  um, lets see, wisdom I wish I'd been adhering to? KEEP EXERCISING!
Current Reads: I'm thisclose to finishing my Ina May book.  About freakin' time!  I just don't read non-fiction very quickly.
Looking forward to: Getting my drawer pulls in the mail! Seeing the dresser soon and getting the knobs on!
On the "Honey Do" list: Well, I thought we were doing really well, but the ottoman came in the mail and it's totally BEIGE, so now we'll have to go back to the drawing board to find another chair. :(  My whole plan was pretty much designed around this chair... so I'm pretty bummed about that.  In the pic, the little pillow matches the bedding, it looks a little bit blue, from the reflection off the walls i think, but you can definitely tell the ottoman color isn't white!

The curtains came in the mail, so now I need to add the ribbon ties to them.  I'm using leftover wedding-ribbon, so that makes it special.  <3

Have to pick up the crib from our friend soon and start getting it painted! Lots to do!

Looking forward to my sister being here next month to help! :-)

Oh another interesting development this week is that I think I might have a weird pregnancy skin problem called PUPPP.  It's like red, itchy whelps on my belly that can spread all over my body... LOVELY!

I'm not SURE that's what it is, but I'm afraid it might be.  I did a bunch of research and got some home remedies (see pic below) that I've been trying for a week or so, but they don't seem to be helping very much.  Seeing our Midwife again on Monday, so hopefully she'll have some insight!  It's not unbearable yet... but I'm scared about if it spreads!  So pray for me and my sanity! ;-)


  1. I can't wait to be there!!!!

  2. Here's your blog! I've been looking for it this AM!!
    Currently looking at it on my iPhone when I get to a "real" computer I'll dive in!
    Mine: :-)