I am harboring a lot of sadness over here over the Dawgs loss last night. I’m also feeling some sleepiness since I stayed up past midnight to watch the end of the game! We may not have won but making it to our first national championship game since 1980 is surely something to be proud of. We had an exciting 2017 season and I can’t wait to see what our team does next year. It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog! 🙂
I’m 23 weeks pregnant today so time for my weekly pregnancy update. Remember, if you’d rather not follow along, feel free to skip this one and come back tomorrow!
23 WEEKS PREGNANCY UPDATE
My Bump app says that the baby is the size of a grapefruit and just over a pound. My Glow Nurture app says ear of corn…and tells me that there are only 118 days to go. A countdown that once seemed crazy long is feeling pretty short these days.
- Baby is forming nipples!
- Face is fully formed but thin
- Can hear sounds like dogs barking and car horns and might even startle at sudden loud sounds (although I’m guessing that’s not the case for my little guy since he hears me on a microphone every day and loud music in my classes!)
- Lungs have started rapidly developing, preparing them to breathe air on the outside
HOW I’M FEELING AT 23 WEEKS PREGNANT
Weight Gain/Body Changes: as far as weight, still hovering around 13-15 pounds depending on the day. I think the baby has moved up. Do you guys agree? I feel like my bump kind of popped a couple of weeks ago but hasn’t changed a lot in size since.
Another thing, I definitely still have muscles and muscle definition but it’s nothing like pre-pregnancy. I can tell I’ve kind of put on a layer of fat all over to sustain pregnancy and get ready for breastfeeding. I am cool with that!
Workouts/Workout Modifications: here’s what I’ve done in the last 7 days for workouts…
- 3 strength workouts
- 1 FlyWheel class
- 2 runs
- 2 hot yoga classes
- 2 rest days
The cold snap we have been dealing with for the last two weeks finally broke today and I got to run outside. In fact, it was so warm I had to take off my long-sleeve halfway through the run. I ran 5 miles and it felt really good. I’m so happy that running is still working for my body right now and hoping for continued warmer runs and a whole lot more walking.
I had a tweaky low back last week that has finally loosened up and started feeling better.
Symptoms: the exhaustion that I mentioned in my 22 week update has subsided quite a bit and I’m feeling better on that front. The most notable symptom that I’m dealing with right now is still the emotional stuff. I had a few weeks where I felt a lot better but the new year has brought up all sorts of feels. While I’m very excited to meet baby boy in May and to become his mom, I’m also really nervous and anxious about all the things that need to happen prior to his arrival…and how things are going to play out once he’s here.
I’ve been up and down when it comes to general emotions and sometimes just not feeling quite like myself. The best way to describe it is like you’re looking down at yourself and thinking, “who is this person!?”
I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m complaining, because that’s not my intention. I strongly believe that it’s more helpful for me to be honest and open about my experience with pregnancy rather than making it seem like butterflies and rainbows. I have been extremely fortunate to have a relatively easy pregnancy on the physical side but that’s only one part of it. This is a MASSIVE change for not just my body but my whole entire life and I think it’s totally normal to have mixed emotions about all of it.
Food Aversions: well, I avoided it in the first trimester but the meat aversions are here. I went to Trader Joe’s on Sunday night and stood in the meat aisle looking at everything with disgust. Nothing sounded even remotely appetizing. I am still able to eat meat, I just don’t really have much interest in it.
Food Cravings: chips (pita, tortilla, potato…I’m not picky!), fruit, bread, pizza, smoothies, oatmeal
Sleep: terrible this last week. It’s taken me a long time to fall asleep and then I’ve woken up every night in the middle of the night with my mind racing and it takes me a while to get back to sleep. I’m also still coughing at night so that wakes me up and on several nights I’ve had to go downstairs to take a shot of apple cider vinegar and a spoonful of honey to stop.
Maternity Clothes: I haven’t bought any but I did pull out a maternity shirt that a friend gifted me and I love how it fits and accentuates the bump so I need to get on that. Hopefully I can order a few things over the weekend.
Fun Shares: I am so extremely fortunate to have an awesome and supportive yoga community and some of my students have started bringing me their old baby stuff. One friend brought me a huge tub of little boy clothes.
I mean, ahhhhh!
I’ve also been offered clothes, pack and plays, gliders, swings and more. I am SO grateful. I am all about taking things second hand as babies/toddlers grow out of all this stuff so fast.
Next up: the doula I was scheduled to meet with last week never showed or responded back to my message. Bummer! I’m meeting with another tomorrow morning and I have my fingers crossed. I love her website and she’s come highly recommended. I’ve also made zero progress on cleaning out the nursery room. I haven’t touched my registry in weeks. I need to look at nursery furniture and choose a color scheme. I’ve also got some baby shower talks in the works.
That’s all I have for today.
Did you have meat aversions in pregnancy? If so, was it temporary or did it stick with you?
Did you/do you buy second hand baby/kids stuff?
At what point in pregnancy did you start/finish your nursery? I’ve heard I won’t even need it when he’s newborn but that there’s no time to finish it after he’s here!