How Far Along: 23 Weeks
Size of baby: Little one is around 1.1 pounds and 11.4 inches head to heel, about the size of an eggplant.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 9 pounds (I'm sure this has changed- I go to the doctor next week so we'll see then...)
Maternity Clothes: I am loving my maternity pants and my tops are a mix of both. I just got a few new dresses that are great too and a few hand-me-downs from a friend.
Gender: It's a girl!
Movement: Now that her little bones and muscles are more developed, she is quite the kicker! I'm sure she is punching some, too. I can feel a lot of her movements on the outside now and today I actually saw my belly move from a strong kick.
Sleep: I am more used to sleeping on my side now and still get up usually once a night. My joints are loosening up a bit and are now a little sore, especially after staying in one position for too long.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back. I also miss the ability to order a margarita or have a glass of wine on a whim.
Cravings: Milk- those of you who know me know I am not a milk drinker! I am still loving fresh fruit right now- apples, pears, oranges, bananas, and melon.
Symptoms: The "rhinitis of pregnancy" (stuffy nose) is a little better. Heartburn is my major symptom right now but zantac twice a day is helping that. She better have a headful of hair for as bad as it's been!