It's crazy that I'm 23 weeks. Crazy that I can't believe how quickly I've gotten to this point, and crazy that I still have 17 weeks to go. Four more months seems like an eternity, and I am feeling so big already that I don't know how I'm going to fit any more baby in there.
Anyway, M was off of work all of last week, so we had a lot of family time. I'll have posts for all of that later this week, but for now, I'm going to take the easy way out and just do my "weekly" survey. :-P
Weight gain/loss: I'm not sure how much I've gained in the past few weeks. I've fallen off the wagon of weighing myself regularly, but I'm up about 15 pounds total since I found out I was pregnant. I think I'm on about the same pace as I was with Evie.
Fruit of the week: This week baby is the size of a grapefruit. Seriously, it feels more like "bowling ball."
Feeling: A little overwhelmed. My sister brought her 3 month old daughter to Evie's birthday party yesterday, and I had flashbacks to caring for a newborn....and now I'll have a toddler too. Yikes!!!
Sleep: I think my hips are shifting because they've been very sore the past week or so. I took a tylenol before bed a couple of nights and that really helped. I feel like I have a long way to go to start feeling like this already.
Food cravings: Scotcheroos...I'm not sure if these are a Wisconsin/midwestern thing, but if you know what they are, you know they are amazing. It's basically peanut butter rice crispy treats covered in melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. I should post the recipe....add that to the list of "later this week" posts.
Maternity clothes: Just see this post. I pretty much feel like a whale wearing a burlap sack.
Movement: Still feeling a lot of it. M is able to feel it almost every day too, which is so exciting. I think I even felt hiccups yesterday. Not sure if it's too early for that, but something strange was going on in there!
Gender? Boy. We are currently having a name battle at our house. M and I cannot agree on boy's names. This is going to be interesting!
What I miss? I'm beginning to feel like I might have a problem, but I still miss alcohol. A cold beer sounds amazing.
Best moment this week: Evie's birthday last Tuesday! I get more excited for her birthday than I think I ever did for my own.
What I'm looking forward to: Going to the State Fair on Friday. Funnel cakes and cream puffs, here we come!!!
Next Appointment: This Wednesday, August 1st. It should be a routine weight/blood pressure/baby's heartbeat checkup. :)