I’m sharing details of my pregnancy at 23 weeks. Enjoy this summary of 23 weeks pregnant with my weight gain, cravings, baby’s development and more!
How far along: 23 weeks 4 days pregnant
Total weight gain: 12-14 lbs – I will find out this Thursday.
Baby Size: Well I am sure she grew a teensy bit, heh. They say that she will really start putting on the … weight from here on out. With Annabelle, the doctor always thought she was on the small side. When she was born at 7 lbs, we knew she was just right! I will be interested to see how big/small Annabelle’s little sister is.
Baby Facts: She can hear us! I encourage Annabelle and Brandon to talk to her every night since she must be sick of hearing me talk to my students all day long. Her face is fully formed, she just needs a little fat to fill out out. We want to know if she will look just like her sister! Yay for working lungs!
Movement: We can now see the little grapefruit princess kick from the outside. Last week our little family laid in bed together and watched her move around. It was amazing.
Sleep: The bathroom calls to me in the middle of the night at least 2 times after I’ve fallen asleep. I am most tired on Monday evenings for some reason – they’ve been the worst with me falling asleep before 8.
Cravings/Aversions: No crazy cravings lately but I am constantly hungry… until I eat way too much and feel like my belly is going to pop. Food makes me happy so it is hard to resist.
Symptoms: Still annoying Eye Problems – Blurriness, floaters, weird shadows. If my glasses weren’t so heinous and had a prescription up to date, I would wear them. Vulvar Varicose veins – I keep finding more and it makes doing anything but laying with a heating pad between my legs a painful experience. I’m on the verge of tears today as standing, sitting, or laying down doesn’t help. Thirst – Constantly feeling like I am in the Sahara and my dry mouth is driving me nuts. Bump explosion-at the end of the day I usually feel like my bump is going to explode. I don’t know if its bloat + food consumption, but my underwear doesn’t even fit by 6pm!
Exercise: Attempting lots of daily stretching and some old Pilates leg exercises since my schedule sucks and I’ve only been able to make one Flywheel class a week.
Miss anything: The absence of vein pain.
Looking forward to: My doctor’s appointment on Thursday -I have quite a few questions for him about the vein pain and my constant state of thirst. I also want to know if we can have a 3D ultrasound in office – we want to know what our little Princess is going to look like!
Wondering? Read about my bump update at 23 weeks with Annabelle here.