22 & 23 Weeks Bump Updates

How far along? 23 Weeks & 5 days (when picture was taken)

Baby Size: GrapeFruit

Total weight gain: 7 lbs (according to my last appt)

Maternity clothes: YES! Although i still fit into some of my pre-pregnancy tops I prefer to wear maternity clothes because shirts are longer.

Stretch marks: Nope besides an old stretch mark on my right hip. J seems to think i will end up with stretch marks. It will be interesting to see if I do since both my mother and grandmother didn't get any.

Sleep: Hit or miss. Depending how my bladder acts.

Food cravings: Lately its been pastries in the morning. (sigh) When everything seems bleh! I seem to enjoy cut up apples with lemon.

Best moment this week: J finally feeling our son kick away. He still finds it odd that I'm growing a little person inside of me but thinks its amazing what our bodies can do.

Miss anything? Absolutely nothing! I love being pregnant and I enjoy all the symptoms that come with it.

Anything making you queasy or sick? No, I have food aversions here and there but nothing to major.

Gender: A little future NFL player (mommy dreaming)

Symptoms: Acne (all over forehead, chest, and some on my back.) Exhaustion. Swollen ankles (this symptom depends on how much I walked during the day and what shoes I'm wearing. I tend to walk around at every break & my lunch to get some activity and if I dont drink enough water my feet swell up. Ravenous.

Belly button in or out: In. My mother said her belly button never popped out so she doesnt think mine would either. So far its just becoming stretched.

Wedding rings on or off: On but I am sure with the heat coming around they wont stay on much longer.

Happy or moody most of the time: Extremely overjoyed that I'm even in this position and I thank God everyday for sending our miracle our way.

Looking forward to: J finally painting the nursery. He has been working on the old guest bedroom little by little. Yesterday I helped him tape everything up so he can start painting.
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  1. Yay! You look amazing! Love seeing your bump updates! Little man will be here before you know it!

  2. You look fantastic!! I love these updates from you. Makes my heart smile. xoxo

  3. I'm so happy you're enjoying it all, even the bad stuff! I will be the same!

  4. Looking awesome!! I can't wait to see the nursery once its done.

  5. You look fabulous!! I can't believe how quickly time seems to be moving along in your pregnancy...or at least it seems like it to me :)

  6. You look awesome! And I can't wait to see nursery pics!

  7. You look great! Hope you share nursery pics :)

  8. You are glowing and are the cutest, happiest momma! Love the bump pics! So exciting that J can feel the baby kicking... that was my husband's favorite part. Keep enjoying every minute!

  9. You look great! I'm so happy for you and glad things are finally going well! Can't wait to see the nursery update!!!