Oct 30, 2012

Week 23

Marination Time:
22w5d (100 days until last possible delivery date!)
 
Baby Size:
The Bump told us that Pip and Pop are as big as grapefruits, while BabyCenter compares their size to a mango. His Boys Can Swim continues to use an over-inflated football to describe their size (until week 24).
 
Baby Milestones:
Pip and Pop now have fully developed facial features and will spend the upcoming weeks storing fat to fill in their cute little baby cheeks. Their lungs continue to develop to prepare them to breathe after their entrance into the world (in just 100 days!). The Ps are also now interested in listening to the sounds around them. They are adjusting to sounds like voices and the dog barking.
 
Symptoms:
Tired. Trouble bending over. Trouble standing up. No balance at all. Clumsy. Headaches.
 
How I'm Changing:
As I said last week, I continue to grow rounder each week. Because Pip is sitting so low, I am not as popped out as some women though.
 
Pip and Pop experiencing their first SMU Homecoming at 22w2d
 
What I'm Eating:
Red meat. Rice. Bananas. Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monsters.
I didn't eat a whole lot this week actually. On Thursday (22w0d), I spent the day in bed sick with a nasty stomach bug. I couldn't keep much down. By Friday, I was keeping food down but spent most of the day sleeping and recovering. One good thing about my sickness? I came out of it no longer hating chicken! The idea of a plain grilled or baked breast is gross, but I've eaten a few chicken dishes this week. Yay!
 
Annoyances:
Everyone told me pregnant women don't get cold and I'll enjoy the winter. Everyone lies.
 
Sleep:
I slept A LOT on Thursday and Friday when I was sick, but now we seem to be back to my 3 hour stretches.
 
Missing:
I miss comfy jeans. I have three pairs of maternity jeans (all different panel styles) and all three dig in across my lower abdomen where Pip is sitting. I've been told this is a common problem for women when the baby sits low. Of course, my long torso and twin belly make finding shirts long enough for leggings a challenge!
 
Belly Button Watch:
Innie.
 
What I'm most excited about:
I am really celebrating that we are no more than 100 days from delivery! My OB won't let us go past 37 weeks, or February 7, which is 100 days from today!
 
Coming up this week: My first baby shower in my hometown of McKinney on Saturday!! I am so blessed to have so many truly amazing people in my life.
 
P.S. I am still working on a new blog name, and do have a prize if someone comes up with the one Casey and I chose. I've gotten some great ideas via email, twitter, and the comments. Would love to see more!

Previous Weekly Updates:
Week 22
Week 21
Week 20
Week 19
Week 18
Week 17
Week 16
Week 15
Week 14
Week 13
Week 12
Week 11
Week 10
Week 9
Week 8
Week 7
Week 6
 
 

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