How far along?: 23 weeks & feeling about a gazillion weeks
How big is your baby?: the size of a papaya (about 1.2lbs now!)
Total weight gain: up 7lbs total
Sex: sweet baby GIRL--Cheney Katherine
Maternity clothes: yes, yes, & yes.
Sleep: I think it is time to invest in a good pregnancy body pillow. Any recommendations? I am super uncomfortable at night. Like I said above, I feel a gazillion weeks pregnant.
Symptoms: Lots of back pain this week. The vein in the back of my leg feels like it may explode. BUT? I have been drinking TONS of water and have only had one afternoon over the last week where I had contraction-like cramps. So that is a major plus!
Movement: Baby girl is a mover & a shaker....but mostly at night. I can tell she is getting stronger because her movements are getting much stronger. I can feel it from the outside now!
Best moment this week: We've been graciously given lots of baby girl clothes from friends & I think we are literally set for the first 6 months. Cheney's closet just keeps on growing!
Food cravings: I have zero appetite. It's so weird. I feel like I have entered back into the first 6 weeks. Nothing sounds good to me lately!
Belly button in or out: in.
What I miss: having some energy! This girl is sucking the life right out of me. I am so exhausted all the time.
What I'm looking forward to: Easter weekend with my family & getting this LONG hair chopped next week!
Let's discuss this pregnancy for a bit. Maybe it is because it's my 3rd pregnancy or maybe it is more about the fact that it is my 3rd pregnancy in 4 years, but I am suddenly feeling SO VERY PREGNANT. I feel like my body is revolting against me. I mean, I have put it through a bunch over the last several years. I can't even imagine what I will feel like all summer long. I can't wait to meet this sweet baby girl, but geez, it's rough this time around! How did Michelle Duggar do it 19 times?!?!