How I’m feeling: Great! Working out regularly (light weights and cardio). Lots of walking. Sciatic nerve pain is gone (for now *fingers crossed*)! I’m loving feeling all of the baby’s movements Starting to get a bit nervous because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m a first timer at all of this baby business. My husband’s cousin just had a baby last week. When I used to hold or see newborns, my thought would be “Aw, how cute! Maybe SOMEDAY I’ll have one…” this time it was more like “Woah. I will have one of these in a few months and I have no clue what I am doing.” Cue Mindy’s mini-meltdown.
New and exciting: Lindsey had her twin baby shower this past weekend. It was a southern back yard barbecue theme (more on that to come next week). I can actually see the baby moving in my belly if I lay still. I am finished with the school year, so I feel like I can finally start getting things done. I have a list of DIY projects to tackle in the next few months!!
Lame Stuff: Connecticut is going through a heat wave. Think high 90’s. My fingers are starting to swell and my rings are getting snug.
Comments From Random People: Some guy was totally checking me out (I had my purse in front of my belly fumbling for my keys). When I moved my purse (and my belly was visible) he shook his head no, grimaced, and said “What a total waste”. I was basically in disbelief that he just said that, and all I could muster up was a knee-jerk “WOW.” I kept walking. Wow. The usual comments from the people at my gym “Should you be doing that?” “Does your husband approve of you lifting weights” etc. It’s always weird when a random person asks you if you plan on breast feeding. Um, awkward.
Cravings: Lots of the same stuff. Tomato sauce, ketchup, ice cold milk in cereal, popsicles, fudgesicles, turkey bacon 😛 .
Apparently I’m digging ice cream too. Here’s a recent text between me & my husband…
Aversions: asparagus (still), grilled or dry or plain chicken.
Baby is the size of: a large grapefruit
The baby at 23 weeks:
- She or he is forming little nipples (yeah, really!)
- The face is fully formed now — it just needs a little extra fat to fill it out.
- Baby’s listening to your voice and your heartbeat — and even to loud sounds like cars honking and dogs barking…ahem, Rocco.
Info & fruit photo from thebump.com
How are all you pregnant mamas out there? What week are you in? How are you coping with the summer heat?!