I am so excited to meet her though, to discover her personality, and to put a face to this little person that is inside of me. Motherhood and pregnancy is such a beautiful thing. You fall deeply in love with a person you've never seen or really met. But yet you kind of do know your baby. Every day she gets bigger and I feel even more connected to her. I think she's going to be an amazing person and I feel so lucky to be her mama and to help guide her through this life.
How far along? 23 weeks 2 days
Baby's size: 11.5 inches long / 1.1 lbs / size of a large mango (yumm!) Well those are the averages, baby girl is actually only in the 20th percentile for size so she's probably a little smaller. Have I mentioned yet how excited I am that she's petite? Not quite sure if it's mostly because I'll be pushing her out of me or because she'll be extra cute and little.
Maternity clothes? Yes and no. I still wear some of my old shirts that are more stretchy but pretty much only maternity or yoga pants or maxi skirts. It's kind of sad though because most of my workout shirts don't fit very well so when I exercise there's always a strip of tummy showing... super classy.
Best moment this week: Valentine's Day with Josh, that man knows how to butter up a woman-let me tell you. But also having Josh feel her move pretty regularly he gets so giddy whenever he can see or feel her kick and it just makes me love him even more.
Miss Anything? I'm kind of already missing the feeling of being small and petite, I feel like I'm officially in the pregnant and large but only going to get bigger stage. Not too fun since I know I still have a looooong way to go.
Movement: Yeah this girl has lots of energy! I realized that if I push somewhere she almost always starts kicking wherever my hand is, it feel like I'm actually interacting with her. She also almost always wakes up and stars kicking me when I start to talk, makes me smile because she must know my voice already.
Food cravings: Carbs. I think I could eat pasta and bagels every single day.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly just the foods that I threw up during the first 4 months of my pregnancy, which is quite a few things.
Gender: Girl :)
Symptoms: Going to the bathroom now twice throughout the night, feeling full after eating a few bites but finding I'm hungry like every half hour. My lower back usually hurts but as long as I keep up with exercising it's not too bad.
Belly Button in or out? Still in although it went from being open to closed, it looks like a little slit, kind of weird.
Looking forward to: We have a doctors appointment on Wednesday and I made a huge list of questions for my midwife that I'm really looking forward to discuss (I've been reading lots of pregnancy and birthing books lately). I'm also looking forward to hopefully getting a job soon, it's kind of depressing that I've applied to over 40 and still haven't gotten one. So if anyone knows of someone who is hiring in the Seattle area or some sort of telecommuting job just let me know because I'm desperate!