Thursday, April 3, 2014

22 & 23 week 'Bumpdate'

 Remember that one time I was like.. Oh, I'll do a bumpdate every week.. ya.. sorry about that..I even skipped out on the Chalkboard pic this week *gasp* 
I think I have decided to test a new outfit out too because there is just no way I am getting into a long sleeved shirt and black pants this summer..
Weight: According to what I indicated last week.. My scale lies. I straight up cried at the doctors this week because I have been so careful.. even stressed myself out with how much I was eating & I still gained another 7 pounds. I just sat there in disbelief. So I just don't care anymore. I will get baby girl what she needs and I can't worry beyond that. I'm up 17 pounds since the start so overall, it really isn't all that bad.
Symptoms: Hello pregnancy hormones. I have had quite a few meltdowns the past couple weeks over anything and everything. My poor husband.. I have also just now started to experience leg cramps.. so I thought I had experienced them earlier but when you wake up at 6 am to a charlie horse in your calf.. um ouch!! This happened twice in a row.. one morning it was one leg and and the very next day it was the other. They are still sore to walk on! Constipation.. so sorry TMI.. but it's become really bad.. and painful as far as cramping goes.. I woke up one night in horrible pain in my back as well as my stomach & finally realized it was indeed constipation.

Clothes: I am loving my Old Navy Maternity dress & the adorable maxi skirt I'm wearing above ^^ My mom got me that at Kohls and I LOVE it..who knew they made maternity specific maxi skirts?

Sleep: Sleep for the most part is still good! If I didn't get up a minimum of 4 times to use the restroom.. It would be awesome! 
Cravings/Aversions: I've been eating strawberries & bananas every single day. I also really love the organic soft pretzels from Sprouts as well. I had been craving banana bread ever since a friend of mine had brought some over weeks ago. I just now finally had ripe enough bananas and made my own. Yum!

Baby- Baby girl is good! Heart rate at the doctors this week was 160. She is sooo active too! She is almost a foot long and weighs more than a pound! I can't believe how big she is getting.

Movement: Our sweet girl is so active. She has definitely gotten into a routine for the most part. She moves a lot during the morning when I first begin working until about noon. She also moves sometimes during the evening if we're hanging out on the couch as well. Last night her movements were so big we could feel her rolling around in there. We also saw her kick my belly the other day which was really neat! I love how Nathan's face lights up every time she gives us a big kick. :) 
How I am feeling: Doing good! Starting to slow down just a little. I realized I cannot have big meals ever! I will get SO full so fast and feel terrible if I eat too much. I am also beginning to feel a little more tired in the afternoon time but it's nothing like before. I am still just really enjoying this stage! I love feeling her move all day long & getting her room ready. My Dr. reminded me that next month is our last monthly visit and then we will see her every 2 weeks and that's just crazy to me. I can't wait to meet our little girl but I really love being pregnant so I am hoping time slows down just a little ;) I've been feeling a tad bit overwhelmed with all the things I need to get done and not all baby related but just stuff we need to finish before she comes.

How Daddy's feeling: "Feeling her move is one of the coolest things ever! I'm ready to do this daddy thing!"

Other Stuff: I still cannot stop shopping for her. . I had some Kohl's cash and ended up spending it all on new outfits for her last weekend. My mom has also gone absolutely crazy with clothes & it is so fun to go through all of them. We have picked out fabric for sheets that my mom is sewing for us and we have the room painted! My husband seriously did such an awesome job! (You can see a sneak peak up top) I cannot wait to share her nursery with you when we are finished! 

Check out my other Pregnancy related posts!
Becoming Parents
21 Week 'Bumpdate'
19 & 20 Week 'Bumpdate'
17 & 18 Week 'Bumpdate'
16 Week 'Bumpdate' 
14 & 15 Week 'Bumpdate' 
13 Week 'Bumpdate'
0-12 Weeks 'Bumpdate'
Pregnancy Announcement
If you want to see more of the bump, let's be friends on Instagram!


  1. You look amazing! And that wall... to die for. I am worried that when I have a girl I will go NUTS shopping!

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