Friday, April 9, 2010

Bump Day -- 23 Weeks

(Drum roll please....my last ever belly shot in this bathroom! Next week we will be in the new house!!)

How far along? 23 weeks

Weight gain/loss: This week: Up 1 pound. Total: Up 7 pounds. I am already fearing the day I hit double digits. Yikes!!

Maternity Clothes? Yep...and apparently having a long torso means that now even a few of my maternity shirts aren't long enough. Awesome. OH! And I braved the wide world of maternity swimwear. I don't have a cute enough bump to brave the two piece, but I managed to find a tankini that didn't make me look like an old grandma....or so my mother told me. Summer here I come!

Sleep: Blah. But this week my allergies are too blame. Maybe one day I will be able to breath through my nose again.


Stretch marks: Nada. At least nothing new.

Best moment this week: Closing on our house Monday!! It's not directly baby related, but he's sure going to be glad he gets his own room now and won't have to bunk up with mom and dad for the rest of his life!

Movement: Everyday...and it never gets less exciting. Even yesterday when my leg was numb and my back was killing me from packing all day it managed to make me smile. He's also started flipping over so his back and butt are facing out...at least that's my best guess when all of a sudden I feel all this weird pushing and pressure down there. It can't be confirmed, but if I had to guess by the kicking patterns and the lack of protruding belly I'm going to say he's transverse most of the time.

Food cravings: Still nothing. What kind of pregnant woman am I?? It doesn't help that I haven't been to the store in awhile....trying to clean out the pantry before we move cause packing up and toting food is the worst in my opinion. Oh, that and my sinuses are so stuffed I can't taste much anyways...kinda takes the fun outta food.

Gender: Team Blue!

Labor Signs: Nada.

Belly Button in or out? In. I kind of have a "B" belly going on right now. My belly up top, dip into the belly button, then bulge back out for the baby. It's an interesting look to say the very least.

What I miss: Being able to function at a regular pace. I haven't really been affected by my pregnancy yet, but last Saturday I was on my feet shopping all day and was exhausted by the end of it. Then yesterday while trying to clean and pack around the house, it took me twice as long and every time I sat down I would groan like an old man. Whew.

What I'm looking forward to: Setting up the nursery. There will definitely be stripes, can't decide if we are going to do the whole wall, put up a chair rail and only do the bottom half or do wainscoting with stripes on the top. Decisions, decisions. The hubs and my brother aka the male versions of Lucy and Ethel are going to put the crib together this weekend. Too bad I don't have a video camera cause this could be interesting, hopefully the crib makes it out alive!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't let all those skinny minnie pregnant women fool you into thinking maternity underwear is not necessary. For those of us that already started at the top of the food chain, there is no next size up in regular skivvies....and if you think wedgies are bad, try having panties that constantly roll down giving you eternal muffin top. I want to thank The Gap for making the best maternity underwear ever.

Milestones: Last weekend my mom and I hit up the outlets hard core to build up this little man's wardrobe. I've been going to these shops since I was a kid and never once realized how many awesomely fantastic baby stores they have! Jamie is going to be one well dressed stud! I can't WAIT for next Easter...let's just say JCrew-esque embroidered palm tree pants and sweater vests will be involved. Whoever said boys clothes aren't as cute obviously wasn't looking hard enough!

19 comments:

I'm Molly said...

ooooh, I am so excited to see pics of the new house! How much fun you are going to have fixing it up and making it yours!

LOVE those sweet little pants for your boy!

Katie said...

Your "what I miss" makes me laugh! Sadly, it just gets worse...the whole getting tired while cleaning the house, and getting winded, etc. But, you will get some random spouts of energy that will come, and even though you'll be tired, you'll work through it. Last week I cleaned out under all my sinks and cabinets...going NUTS...my husband was like, ,"Umm whatttttttt?!?". Also, I grunt like a man, don't feel bad.

I think your belly is going to be rounding out, I can tell it is here! You should put it side by side of a 4 or 6 week picture :) Always makes you go "WOW! totally growing!"....

And 7lbs is not bad. I remember the week I entered double digits...I laughed, then sort of cried a little. LOL. Now I'm up 23lbs. ha.

Oh, and I have to say, I'm not a skinny-minnie pregnant woman by ANY MEANS (oh god..you should see the scale, I will NOT share that number)......but, I dont wear maternity underwear. I'm a thong-wearer (TMI!?!) and the BEST underwear is from NY and Company...it has a really stretchy lace waist and you NEVER get muffin top with them. They are heaven. I think they make them in full-butt kind too ;)

KLaw said...

SOOO excited for closing and to see how your crib assembly goes! Take lots of pictures!

Hilary Lane said...

My sister has 3 girls, and my whole family thinks I'm crazy to say I want a boy first, solely based on the fact that they're "not as fun to dress!" I looove that outfit you picked out, but my husband wouldn't let him leave the house in it. He's a surfer clothing fanatic, so I'm sure our boy (if we have one) will be wearing boardshorts when he comes out of the womb! The only boy clothing that I have a personal vendetta against are those seersucker jumper outfits. I see a ton of boys in them, and I just personally can't stand them! Tell you the truth, I'm not sure I like them on girls either! :-)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Good luck with the move, I can't wait to see new pictures of the house! How exciting!

Jen said...

Congrats on the house, and good luck moving! It's a pain anyway, I can't even begin to imagine what it's like being pregnant! Hopefully you have lots of help. :-)

Next year's Easter outfit for the little man is adorable! That is my favorite type look for baby boys (and I know a lot of them, used to work at Baby Gap)!

Tiffany said...

Such a cute outfit!! And now I think I need some maternity underwear. :)

Kim said...

You look so cute! And congrats on your house, that is awesome news.

That outfit is so adorable - I agree about boys clothes, they can definitely be cute!

bananas. said...

No food cravings? Wow...well i wouldn't complain. That's awesome. Cravings control me much like sales do...not good.

Have a great weekend hun!

Brown Girl said...

Little baby clothes are so freaking cute!! Bye bye old bathroom, can't wait to see the new one, ha!

willowcormar said...

Looking good!! Good luck with your new house! That must be exciting! I'll bet your belly will start to round out soon. I am sporting the "wonderful" B belly too. :P You look great tho.

Emily @ Longley's in San Diego said...

You're not a pregnant weirdo, I have a friend that never had any weird cravings either. She was only a little extra hungry ha. It just means you got a normal eater in there :) ha

Emily @ Longley's in San Diego said...

You're not a pregnant weirdo, I have a friend that never had any weird cravings either. She was only a little extra hungry ha. It just means you got a normal eater in there :) ha

ae said...

Good luck with the move. That is such a cute outfit!!

Brittany said...

YAY for moving!! Good luck with packing everything! LOVE the outfit. Jamie will definitely be a stud!

Ashley said...

omg it's been forever since I have been on your blog and I have noooo idea why! Look at how well your pregnancy is coming along...you look great!!!! I loved reading all your updates and seeing how things were going! A big congrats to closing on your new house!!! You have so many exciting new things going on! I love it! YAY for team blue- those clothes are the cutest! I think shopping for baby clothes is so much fun!

ModernMom said...

You have so much excting stuf going on!! You still look fab. I too have/had the long torso thing going on. I feel your pain:)

Enjoy that baby dancing!

Courtney Brooke said...

Love the sweater vests! Little Jamie is going to be one well dressed little man! That is so exciting that you will be moving into the new house next week! I can't wait to see pictures! Looking forward to seeing you in person in a couple weeks! :)

Brittany Ann said...

Yay for moving! So happy for you! Can't wait to see baby pics in the new digs!