so in a week i will be 6 months. [opens eyes wide] they say senior year goes so quickly, graduation in 65 days not that i’m counting, so maybe its that but i feel like this pregnancy is flying by as well. i feel like just yesterday we were making the calls to notify family & friends. any who i’ve still been nesting and wanting to bake and cook and organize. and sleep. i miss sleep. sleeping while pregnant is not what i thought it would be. i had this strange misconception that i would try to get in as much sleep now because once shes here i’ll never sleep the same again but honestly its hard. the first trimester all i wanted to do was lay in bed and i slept but lately i can’t get comfortable or stay asleep. sometimes i’ll wake up to pee, or i’ll wake up cause i’m hot and uncomfortable or i just can’t sleep in anymore. sighhhh. but my little bump is growing and so is my appetite lol.
according to my app: she is now more than 11 inches long and weighs more than a lb. she can also feel me dance [lol i guess she can feel me walk too then? (it says her sense of movement is well developed now)] the blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for her breathing and her hearing is becoming more keen [her cochlea which is the inner ear mechanism has fully formed- this houses all components of hearing] so she hears what i hear 😀 but at a different level cause she also hears my muscles, tissues, placenta and amniotic fluid. bit noisy i guess. and it says i can look forward to the possible swelling of my feet and ankles. [oh joy.]
How Far Along? 23 weeks
how big is baby: around 11 inches and weighs more than a lb (weight of a large mango)
Symptoms: fatigue, nesting, back aches, all the time hunger, forgetfulness..
Total Weight Gain/Loss: i really need to find a more accessible scale.
maternity clothes? yeap, ill be needing larger shirts soon too.
Sleep: i have trouble sleeping in even when i’m really tired. sleeping on my left side is the most comfortable for long periods but occasionally i’ll switch. i have lots of vivid dreams too. if i can work it in, i’ll try to nap during the day but it doesn’t always work out
stretch marks? nothing new
Food Cravings: sweet things mostly, but lately ive been wanting fruit and water. and caprese salad (idk why lol)
Best Moment This Week: dreaming about her pretty little face
Movement: she moves still but i feel like not as much as before, probably cause she’s getting bigger and has less space to move around. i try to pull my shirt up and see if i can see her moving but she always stops when i’m watching its like she’s shy 🙂 cause as soon as i stop looking she’ll move again. its like she’s playing peek a boo with me !
Labor Signs: no
Gender: its a girl
Belly Button In Or Out? i think i will no longer have an innie by the end of the week. i swear it gets smaller by the day.
What I Miss: sleeping in! and sleeping peacefully! and being able to bend down and pick things up easily.
What I Am Looking Forward To: planning for her shower, finding a new place and being done with undergrad
Milestones: realizing i will no longer be a part of the innie club very soon, realizing im almost at the 6 month mark which means hellllooo home stretch aka third trimester
Weekly Wisdom: umm i feel like maybe i had some but i’ve been a little forgetful lol
these arent maternity jeans but stretchy leggings that come up pretty high so you might see the ridge, thats not my belly button poking out yet. and yes this is a public bathroom pic