23 weeks with Cheney

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?!?!


Lizzie @ This Happy Life said...

I think we are due right around the same time, I'm 23 weeks too :) You look so good I must say, but I'm preggo with #3 and I know what you mean, I feel SO pregnant and I keep thinking it's too early to feel like this!!

Mateya said...

Well I can only imagine what the 3rd time feels like because I'm feeling it the 2nd time already. I seriously thought the same thing to myself the other day, how do woman have like 10 kids?!

I've heard the Bumpnest pillow is the best and I totally want one but they're like $90. I just can't imagine spending that on a pillow!