23 Week Bumpdate

Sunday, September 25, 2016

How far along? 23 weeks, 3 days

Baby's size? A bunch of grapes

Gender: Girl. 

Total weight gain/loss: I haven't really weighed myself in a few days but probably around 9-10. 

Maternity clothes? Guilty. I finally busted out my first pair of maternity "jeans" this weekend and it was fabulous. I bought a belly band last week but think I might return it (never even opened) and just go straight to the maternity pants. I'm still in the majority of regular clothes though.

Sleep: Pretty well. I still toss and turn a little but I haven't had to bust out the snoogle yet. 

Best moment this week: I think this was the week that I officially popped and just seeing our baby girl change my body was a special moment. 

Miss Anything? Caffeine. When I first found out I was pregnant, I cut all caffeine out. My two cups of coffee a day, diet Dr. Pepper, all of it. When I went to the doctor around 12 weeks, she told me I could drink caffeine but just drink it in moderation. Well, I have been limiting it to 1 cup a day or 1 cup every other day so I've missed drinking coffee and soda in the same day. 

Movement: I've been feeling her move a lot. It still startles me sometimes when I'm not expecting it, but I love just putting my hand on my belly and waiting for her to kick again. 

Food cravings: I haven't really been craving any certain foods but there are certain foods that don't really sound appetizing like baked/grilled chicken and salmon (even though I haven't eaten any during pregnancy). 

Anything making you queasy or sick? Not that I can think of. 

Symptoms: Heartburn. I carry Tums Smoothies in my purse and it really does seem to help. Thanks for those of you reaching out to give me some tips on my leg cramps! They have definitely gotten better so thank you!

Looking forward to: Clemson plays Louisville next Saturday so I'm looking forward to spending the day in Clemson with our close friends and hoping for a Tiger win!

I promise that I'm going to try to write posts other than bumpdates but life has been crazy lately and all I want to do when I get home from work is cook/eat dinner and get in bed. So, I really apologize but I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things soon!

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  1. So exiting that you can feel her move! Glad you're feeling good!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  2. That's so exciting to see the bump! I can imagine it taking some getting used to when it comes to feeling her kick and move around. Giving up caffeine will be my biggest struggle. Mentally, I feel like I depend on it to survive.

  3. I cannot wait to feel baby move AND find out what baby is! You look precious!

  4. Yay! Baby E's first night game in Death Valley :) Hope she brings some good luck this weekend!

  5. You look so cute :) I love it. I have bad heart burn :(


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