How far along: 23 weeks — the size of a grapefruit!
Weight gain: I’m thinking 15 pounds ?? I’m really starting to think I might stop answering this question, because, well, I don’t want to anymore. I’ve got a doctor appointment tomorrow, so I’ll know the exact amount then.
I’m feeling: Still good. Still overwhelmed — there’s a little bit of back pain and some swelling in my ankles and feet. My rings have also gotten a little tight during the day, so I’ve just succumbed to wearing them on a chain around my neck.
Maternity clothes: All day, errrryday.
Movement: He is moving!! He’s most active in the mornings and right before bed — although I have started feeling him more during the day. Especially when I’m eating vanilla cupcake Goldfish.
Miss anything?: Umm, being able to walk up and down a flight of stairs and not be completely out of breath would be awesome.
Food cravings: Tomatoes with ranch — actually probably anything with ranch. Like French fries would be good too. And I also really want some Capn Crunch.
Sleep: It’s happening. Only getting up once a night or so — but when I do get up, I’m awake for a while.
We had our childbirthing class this weekend — I’m pretty traumatized. They should limit the amount of births they show us – I think one would have been good. And well, it made an epidural look pretty good. It was actually pretty informative, and I’m glad we went, and I did decide to try to stick out as long as I could before asking for the epidural. The thought of not being able to move my legs kind of freaks me out. But also the pain of having a child kind of freaks me out.
It was also good to know that B was the king of swaddling — the teacher called his perfect. I hope little baby J is also an overachiever, and that he doesn’t know we called him a little baby burrito during class.