So I’m going back to pregnancy updates like I did last go round! These were super fun to do and to look back on!
How far along ? 23 weeks! I’ll be 6 months in a week!
How big is baby? According to my babycenter app, about the size of a large mango. ~11inches long and over a pound
Symptoms: a little fatigue, frequent need to pee because I feel pressure low, increased appetite. Had a lot of headaches during first trimester but I think those are mostly gone.
Total weight gain: at least 10 pounds
Maternity clothes: I’ve basically been in maternity clothes since we found out we were expecting again 😄 I’ve been loving stretchy bodycon dresses with a maternity “spandex” i found on amazon. (I’m wearing Target maternity side panel jeans in this week’s pic but I don’t love them.)
Sleep: so far so good, I use my maternity body pillow and sleep on my left side
Stretch marks: ive been using shea butter but yes I see them
Food cravings: meh not really, although I’ve been eating chicken which I wasn’t doing pre-pregnancy. Also fruit snacks, but who doesn’t love those?
Best moment: putting a bikini on for my nieces birthday this past weekend and feeling so cute!
Movement: yes, I notice most movement during the day like 10am and various times through the day but maybe it’s the way I sit in my desk chair
Labor signs: no
Belly button in or out: in, but it’s super flat like the back of it is a lot closer to the front now
What I miss: being able to bend down freely and lift things. With the move into the new house there’s so many boxes to unpack and sort thru and it’s taking me longer to get it done
What I look forward to: planning the baby shower!
Weekly wisdom: ask for help! Having babygirl#1 around who was already super helpful is saving me a lot, when I drop things she is always there to pick it up for me, she’s always ready to help me clean up and wants to be more independent so she asks to help me in the kitchen and wants to mostly get ready by herself. It frees me up a little which is great cause it takes me a little longer to do everything these days