Before I go into my survey, I have a few things to share:
1) I missed my 22 week update. It was the day before Christmas Eve and I just never thought of it.
2) I had a doctor’s appointment on Monday and apparently by her count, I was 23 weeks 1 day pregnant. I told her I thought I was 22 weeks 4 days. She said her date was confirmed by ultrasound. Usually the doctor says it’s so close that it doesn’t matter how I count, but this time she was really sure I was just wrong and need to change my thinking. So my new due date is April 24th 2011, which is Easter Sunday. That’s only 2 days sooner than I was thinking, yet apparently I’m 4 days more pregnant? So my update day is now Sunday, but I will probably post them on Mondays, starting next week.
How far along? 23 weeks (but really 23 weeks 4 days)
How big is baby? 23 cm from head to heel, and over a pound! About the size of a large mango.
Gender? Boy-Henry George
Weight gain? +1 pound this week and +1 pound last week, which puts me at +12 pounds total. That’s 100% normal for a 23 week pregnant person, but my doctor was concerned that in the last month I gained so much. At the beginning I had trouble putting on weight because I was so sick. But I’m in the normal range. Isn’t that what matters?
Symptoms? Still heartburn, less side pain and more back pain but I think it’s more about all the painting I’ve been doing and less about being pregnant. I have started to notice that I’m out of breath after doing a few flights of stairs, and bending over is sometimes a little uncomfortable.
Food cravings? None that I can think of. Oh, Beef Stroganoff…ya the Hamburger Helper kind.
Sleep? Good. I wake up to change positions every now and again. I’m back to sleeping with a pillow between my knees since my back has been sore.
Movement? I’m pretty sure Henry was hiccuping late last week. I could see my belly move, and felt it from the outside. Sadly John was in the shower and by the time he was done, so was Henry. BUT this morning I felt some kicking so I grabbed John’s hand, while he was semi awake and he felt it! YAY!
Pregnancy moments with John:
Me: Henry was moving so much during the concert! (Christmas Church Concert)
John: Was he skating, kicking or running?
Me: Dancing…to the music!
What I am looking forward to? Viability Week next week! Finishing the Nursery….sometime soon? Hopefully!
|This looks way bigger than in real life.|
|How crazy is it that my belly looks so different in these photos? I think this photo is a better representation.|
Also, see my bedside table in the background? Those books are all my pregnancy related books.