Thursday, November 20, 2014

22-23 week updates

This isn't an official "week ___" post so I don't have Tori's awesome photo skills, but I feel like several things have changed since my last one so it was time for an unofficial update!

How far along? 22-23 weeks (still measuring ahead)

Total weight gain/loss: 14-16 pounds. Yeah, I admit it. But my doctor says it's it is...right?!

Maternity clothes?  Aside from a few baggier dresses and sweaters, maternity clothes are all I wear these days. My mom sent me a package of new maternity clothes this week and I am in h-e-a-v-e-n! Thank you again, Mom!
Stretch marks? Not yet! The skin on my belly gets pretty itchy if I don't oil or lotion it up twice a day though so that's even more incentive to remember.

Symptoms: Nothing terrible to complain about this week. Some pelvic/pubic bone pain, but we're working on that.


Sleep:  I wake up pretty much every time I roll over, in addition to my nightly potty trip(s). But I have no trouble falling asleep, that's for sure.

Best moment this week:  Movement, movement, and more movement! Camden is a kicking machine these days, and letting his daddy feel him now. :)

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Sleeping on my stomach.

Movement: Yes! Lots and lots.

Food cravings/aversions:  Not really anything specific this week. I still do not like eggs very much, but I did manage to eat two scrambled eggs at First Watch this weekend.

Have you started to show yet:  Yes!

Gender prediction: It's a B-O-Y! Camden James!

Belly Button in or out? In but getting shallower by the day.

Wedding rings on or off? Off :( This was a sad moment for me since this is my Grandmother's ring. I tried and tried to get it to fit but by the end of the day last week, it was getting very hard to remove. I put it in a safe place and ordered a silicone Qalo ring in its place.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy - but I do get more tearful/easily overwhelmed these days from work-related stress.

Looking forward to: Reaching my first (self-established) milestone of 24 weeks!

Sunday, November 2, 2014


How far along? 20 weeks - officially halfway there! 

Total weight gain/loss: About 9-10 pounds up right now, but it fluctuates from week to week.

Maternity clothes?  Heavenly.
Stretch marks? Not yet! Still using the oils/lotion after showers and as often as I remember.

Symptoms: Nothing major to complain about (aside from the kidney stones). I have had a few more joint-related aches this week but overall I feel good.


Sleep:  I've been sleeping well this week, with two nightly bathroom trips.

Best moment this week: I would just say making it to the halfway mark, and feeling his reassuring kicks more frequently. Also, having Tori take our maternity holiday photos! It was so much fun and she did an amazing job.

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Being able to drink a full Spark Advocare drink, and/or a larger coffee.

Movement: Yes :) Sadly, due to the anterior placenta, Camden doesn't typically move hard enough to feel from the outside so his daddy hasn't felt him yet. However, in Pennsylvania, he made his movements large enough for several family members to feel. I feel him moving away several times a day at this point.

Food cravings:  Carrot sticks! Finally - craving something healthy!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Although, I tried eggs again this week and I still can't really get excited about them.

Have you started to show yet:  Yes!


Gender prediction: It's a B-O-Y! Camden James!

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy

Looking forward to: Whenever he decides to let Tyler feel him kick!