Bumpdate || Week 23



How far along: 23 weeks!

Due Date: November 7, 2015

Baby is the size of: a grapefruit! She's about 10.5-11.8 inches long and weighing in around 1.2 pounds. I think she is probably a bit bigger since she was exactly a pound at my ultrasound a few weeks ago.She can hear voices, mama's heartbeat, and will even react to loud sounds like a horn honking or the dogs barking.

Symptoms: Same as last week - pregnancy breakouts (not fun!), aching hips and legs when I first wake up in the morning, and heartburn. All things to be expected and nothing to complain about!

Gender: Our sweet baby GIRL!

Name: Charlie Elizabeth

Movement: Yes and lots of it! She still only likes to put on a show for me and stops moving when her daddy comes over to feel her. She's definitely a stubborn little one!  

Nursery: I purchased the bedding for her crib and the monogram to hang over the crib yesterday! You can see her nursery inspiration here

Maternity Clothes: It's pretty much all that's fitting over the belly these days. However, I can still make a few of my old dresses and maxi skirts work.

Sleep: Sleeping much better this week than I was last week. I'm still waking up and turning positions a few times a night due to aching hips and legs, but as soon as I turn over I can easily fall right back to sleep. 

Best moment this week: Spending a relaxing Saturday on the lake with friends.

Missing anything: Nothing to note here, however, a glass of wine would be nice.

Cravings/Aversions: I am slowly trying to add chicken back into my diet. Some days I can handle it, but other days it still makes me want to gag. I also still can't stomach the thought of hot green vegetables. I have been craving fruit more these days, which is always nice to snack on when it's so hot outside!

Mood: I find myself getting irritated easier these days, but otherwise I'm happy as can be! 

Looking forward to: Our beach trip in a couple of weeks and my doctor appointment next Tuesday! 

Husband is: Still waiting to feel those first kicks from his baby girl. She was kicking hard the other night in bed, but every time Steven placed his hand on my stomach she stopped. 

New mommy question: Nothing new this week.
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  1. Stop looking so stinking adorable!! Seriously though- you look gorgeous!

  2. If you are having trouble with chicken or other meat, just throw in peanut butter or string cheese every meal/snack. It is a good way to get protein but not feel as heavy or warm (warm food freaks me out in the summer), plus the benefit is it helps keep all your blood sugar low!

    Also, Eric didn't really feel a a huge kick or movement until our maternity photos at 33 weeks. Now she moves around when she hears his voice. She honestly can recognize him! When he comes home from work he walks right over and says hello to her and her entire body will shift to the area where his voice is and she will start kicking her little feet like crazy! So tell your husband to just keep on trying. It is totally worth the wait.

  3. Look at you glowing and looking all pretty :) Poor Steven. At least you see that she is already developing her personality! I cant believe how fast your pregnancy is going by. I bet you are counting down the days til that beach trip!

  4. Hey pretty girl! You're looking gorgeous!! I'm glad you are sleeping relatively well. I hope Steven will feel her soon enough :)

  5. You are so adorable! You are glowing, mama!

  6. You're looking so great! Sleep has been one of my biggest frustrations my whole pregnancy! I hope Steven can feel her soon . . . I know ours does the same thing and stops kicking whenever Dan tries to feel her too!

  7. So funny that she's stubborn with her daddy!! Bless it. Xx.