Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weekly Check-In: 23 Weeks


How far along: 
23 weeks
How big is baby: Pomegranate

Baby can listen to your voice and your heartbeat -- and even to loud sounds like cars honking and dogs barking at this stage.

Total weight gain:
+14.5 pounds. Yep... I gained 6 pounds in a month :( Dr. Thinks it's a lot of fluid
Maternity clothes?
Belly button in or out?
OUT!!!! Oh.em.gee!!!
I'm starting to get insomnia :(  I finally fall asleep around 2 or 3 in the morning, then wake up once or twice to pee, then toss and turn until I fall back asleep and get back up around 10:30am with Gabe. I guess it could be worse...but I just can't get comfortable anymore.
Best moment this week:
6 days until V-day!!!! Feeling her tiny bottom poking out of my belly. It's so cute.
Food cravings: 
Food....anything that has to do with food.
Food aversions: 
Carbonated drinks, everything else is fair game.
growing belling, food aversions/cravings, movement, fatigue, and swelling.
Starting to get lots of movements and kicks up high. I'm hoping that means she's gonna stay in that position, and not be stubborn and stay breeched.
Miss Kellie Rain
What I'm looking forward to: 
Viability day! 1 more week! And hopefully I'll get another ultrasound to give me a clue as to how big this little girl is gonna be (and I still get a tiny bit worried that I'm so pumped for a girl...and it's a really a boy--so maybe another confirmation that it's a girl would be great too)
What I miss: 
Not feeling so fat, being able to sleep better, and not feeling so worn out and lazy.
Hearing her heartbeat, starting to feel movement, finding out it's a healthy, but shy little girl.
Next appointment: 
February 16th @ 9am---My glucose appt.... I hope I pass!
I went to the doctor Monday, and like I mentioned earlier, he thinks I'm retaining fluid. It's not as bad as it was with Gabriel just yet (I gained 7 lb in a week), but we still have to monitor it. He said the BP regimen is doing great, and that he thinks I'll be taken off worka t 36 weeks. I told him I would think about it. If I could stay at work until delivery, that would be awesome. I only have 6 weeks saved up....I want as much time wtih my family before returning. I may have to quit the ER at that point though, so he said we would see when we got to that point...I agreed.

1 comment:

  1. I think I am having some fluid issues too...of the joys. It is strange because I am having major weight fluctuations from one day to the next.