9/25/2014

Olivia Lynne: 23 Weeks

How Far Along? 23 weeks. 

Size of Baby? A large mango! According to my baby center app, baby girl is 11 inches long and about 1 pound!
Gender? A sweet baby GIRL!!!! 

Name? Little miss Olivia Lynne Anderson; although we also lovingly refer to her as Poppy or Livie.

Weight Gain? As of two weeks ago, I'd gained 10lbs. 

Stretch Marks? Stretch mark free. Yay! Coconut oil for the win!

Belly button in or out? In, but continuing to get more shallow.

Wedding rings on or off? Happily on, although I fear my fingers may become more and more sausage like every week. 

Maternity Clothes? Every day, all day. 

Sleep? I've been sleeping better. Sure, I get up to go potty 80 times a night, but my sleep is definitely more restful.

Movement? Olivia moves ALL.THE.TIME. now. It's adorable and so special to be able to feel her. Occasionally, if we time it right, Carl can put his hand on my belly and feel her karate moves. She's really active early in the morning and right when I'm going to sleep at night. 

Symptoms? Heartburn off and on. This week I've had a couple days where I've had nasty headaches, although I know I need to drink more water during the day. 

Best Pregnancy Brain Moments? I put a cake in the oven the other evening and realized 20 minutes later when I checked on it that I'd never actually turned the oven on...

Mood Swings? I'm an emotional roller coaster. I find that my road rage is pretty bad (speaking of which, I honestly believe that once people are over the age of 70 they should have to take a driving test every 6 months to prove they're competent. I don't know how many old fogies I've seen on the wrong side of the yellow line, or run a stop sign in the past week but it must be in the 50s). So yeah, if I'm not swearing at old drivers, I'm crying watching Downton Abbey. 

Cravings? Nothing really specific this week. I still love pasta and crave baked ziti or lasagna once a week.

Food Aversions? Tuna. Even the word makes me gag. 

Labor Signs? Still a long way out. Phew. 

What I Miss? Being able to go 10 minutes without having to pull my pants up. Also, bra's that fit correctly. #truelife.

Best Moments This Week? Being handed the envelope with the gender of a good friends baby written inside! It was such an honor to be the first (aside from the doctor) to know whether Tierney baby #3 was a boy or a girl, and to make a gender reveal cake for them to share with their family over the weekend. Also, I got to see my Sydney Ella for the first time since I left teaching at Mary Johnson. I miss seeing that little girl every day. 

Looking Forward To? Turning my alarm off and sleeping in this weekend. 

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