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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

23+ Weeks

How far along? 23w 5d (A little late this week). Almost 6 months! 
Baby Size? 1.5 lbs and about the size of an ear of corn.
Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: Jet lag was tough the first few days in CA but the last 2 have been really great. In fact, last night I fell asleep by 8pm and got up at 7am! 
Best moment this week: Finally seeing my awesome family and they threw me a surprise baby shower!! I got to see some amazing friends...many I haven't seen in years! Pictures to come soon. Also, seeing Clay play several volleyball games (he's pretty phenomenal!). Moroccan Oil (see below).
Miss AnythingNot this week!
Movement: Her movement are getting stronger and I can somewhat predict when movements are coming.
Food cravings: Champagne, root beer, and anything strawberry.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of spoiled food and mildew. Had a little accident earlier today. Even thinking about it makes me queasy.
Labor Signs: No. 
Symptoms: The plane ride was brutal for swelling in my hands and ankles. I was hoping that after we departed the plane everything would go back to normal but that wasn't the case. Heartburn has been really awful this week too. Also, I finally found out why my hands and arms have been falling asleep. I have a pretty bad case of carpel tunnel which is common for 20% of pregnant women. I've been using wrist braces as night and so I think that's contributed to my sleeping better. Unfortunately, without them, I can't really use my hands without them going tingly and numb.  As far as my brittle hair goes, my sister introduced me to moroccan oil that has worked miracles so I can check that off the symptoms list!
Belly Button in or out? Innie.
Wedding rings on or off? On. Engagement ring, off.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to? The rest of the time we have in CA (family time, massage, watching Clay play more volleyball) as well as a special sonogram on Wednesday to verify gender and we will have a video of baby to share! And of course, we are looking forward to flying to Minnesota to see the Westman family and another baby shower!

1 comment:

  1. Oh what fun to see a blog update today! I am so excited to see you Thursday and hear about the CA trip. How nice to have the surprise baby shower!
    You are getting bigger!
    I look forward to the sonogram news!
    Love Grandma