I had another doctor’s appointment yesterday. I’m also battling a cold (it’s been an ongoing battle for a couple of weeks and I fear it may win.) The appointment was fine. Not exactly what I’d hoped to hear the week of Christmas, but what are you going to do?
How far along: 23 weeks. (the photo shows 22 weeks. I haven’t taken a picture today.)
Size of baby: Doll-sized? Which is odd, but that’s what my 23 week update last go-round mentions. (I googled. The fruit comparison is a grapefruit, which is easier to picture.)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I’m technically not watching this, but I did see my weight yesterday when I logged into my online portal. And it appears I’ve gained the same amount I gained when I was pregnant the first time. I’m still not a fan, but it’s not like I have the ability to work off all the weight at the moment.
Clothes: Gap makes the best Pure Body maternity shirts. I live in these things.
Gender: Still a girl!
Movement: I feel a lot more movement. She has a lot of room to move, and she’s taking advantage of all. that. space!
Sleep: I haven’t slept in a couple of weeks. Most of it is due to being sick, but the insomnia is hitting early this time. I can (and do) take Tylenol PM on occasion.
What I Miss: Running. I’ve been sticking to the elliptical this week and I think I may have to hang out with the elliptical machines the next few months.
Cravings: Bread sticks may be the only thing I crave, but I haven’t had intense cravings like you’d think.
Symptoms: All the emotions. I was not as emotional during my last pregnancy and now anything can set me off. I’m emotionally spent. Also? The aches and pains are for real. If I move suddenly, I will most likely end up feeling sharp pains in one of my sides. And I started getting leg cramps at night which are THE WORST.
Best moment this week: My husband felt the baby move. I have been feeling the movements for a while, and I could finally feel them on the outside. 🙂
At my doctor’s appointment, my blood pressure was high (again.) This has happened twice this pregnancy, so now they just want to do a few more things to get a baseline to look at in case things happen later on. No real concerns yet, but I’m supposed to get some more rest and keep drinking water. The water I can do. The rest? That’s harder than it seems.