Bumpdate: 23 weeks

I turn 23 weeks pregnant today! 17 (ish) to go!

Nothing big during week 22. I had some super cute pictures but they were on my camera which got STOLEN. I'm not bitter at all. And this week's pictures were taken on the iPhone so not the best. I'm getting a new camera this week though, so it will only be sucky this once. We also got the full-frontal shot this week.

No real cravings this week, other than sleep and rest. Ha! My feet have been swelling a bit over the past week and a half, which I blame on being a bit too active. But my email says this is normal, as I have increased blood flow. I think it catches up with me a bit too quickly. Lots of back aches/shooting pains too. Sometimes I have to get on to Tuff and tell him to move. Last night I planned to clean the kitchen, but little one had different plans so I ended up on the couch most of the night.

LOTS of movement. Still not visible from the outside, but I definitely feel Baby R moving for longer stretches of time, especially after I eat or when I am resting. By now, he/she should be awake 10-12 hours a day and settled into the sleep patterns he/she will follow once here.

We had our anatomy u/s two weeks ago, when we could have found out the sex. But we turned away. J now has a feeling it's a girl, but I'm still saying boy. Most other people we know are guessing boy as well.

During week 22, baby was the size of a papaya, measuring between 10,5 and 11.8 inches and weighing somewhere between 12.7 and 20.8 ounces. I'm thinking this baby must be on the high side of that, because Baby R measured about a pound at our appointment 2 weeks ago.

As for me, I think I've gained about 4 lbs in the past two weeks. Yikes. But I guess that's not bad for vacation/picking up food every night last week? In terms of maternity clothes, I'm still at an awkward stage. I feel like my regular clothes are practically too small, but maternity clothes kinda fall off of me. So it's a mix, although I foresee I will be exclusively in maternity pants pretty soon.

My emails warn that my belly will pop any day now, but we'll see. I'm hoping that doesn't happen.

We also found this ADORBS T-shirt for Tuff while in Gulf Shores. I may or may not have shreiked in the middle of the store. He got a sippy cup, too :)

Sorry, can't get it to rotate!!!
Hope you all have a happy Tuesday!



  1. looking great michelle!
    you need to put a poll up on the blog so people can guess the gender! :)
    i vote girl!

  2. You look cute! can't wait to see more wedding pics too!

  3. I have no idea but i'm voting boy. :) You look great! Boo on the camera! Especially any pictures you really loved. :( At least you are getting a new one this week!


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