February 1, 2011

23 weeks and SNOW/ICE Day!!

Sleet and snow on the roads = no school, no work, and no new mommy mobile anywhere near the crazies on the roads!!

How far along:
23 weeks

Growth: Baby girl is 11.3 inches from crown to heel and weighs about 1.1 pounds

Symptoms: heartburn and indigestion; bloody boogers and a very irritated nostril

Total weight gain:
8 pounds

Maternity clothes: All of the time. My drawstring scrub pants are starting to fit very snug and becoming uncomfortable.

Stretch marks: No new ones. I started using Palmers Tummy Butter last week. I hate it. It doesn’t smell good, and it stays on ALL DAY. I have to scrub myself HARD in the shower to get off the residue feeling it leaves behind. I’ve been using it maybe once every 2 days. I can’t imagine using it more often. I’m one of those people who know I’ll get stretch marks. I already have them from when I gained 30-40 pounds in my first year of marriage! The Palmers has been highly recommended to me, so what the heck, I’ll give it a try...

Movement: I feel her move daily, and I love it! She get hiccups very often or speculation says she's a very rhythmic dancer like her mommy was! She has her quiet times, and that's hard getting used to unless I'm focusing on school! She loves to distract me while I'm studying for school!! Sometimes she kicks so hard that I can see my body move! I can't wait till I can see my belly move!

Sleep: I’m starting to notice my legs falling asleep at night if I find myself sleeping on my back, so I’m trying my best to sleep on my sides to promote the best possible blood flow to baby. I’m not using any kinds of pillows yet, but I think they may be in my future very soon!

Best moment this week: Seeing lots and lots of production in the baby’s room! Clothes are washed, folded, and hung! Everything that was business related has been moved into our bedroom, so her room is starting to look like “her room!”

Food cravings: I don’t necessary crave it, but I thoroughly enjoy Biscuits and Gravy! I would eat it everyday if I could!

What I miss: When I was comfortable in my own clothes. Maternity jeans are so frustrating. They constantly sag and I have to pull them up all of the time. So annoying. Now I know why I always see PG women appearing so frumpy in public!!

What I am looking forward to:
To having our baby girl here! I’m starting to get ‘those feelings’ of wanting her here so bad. I tell myself “No! You need to wait!” She’s nowhere near to being “done” and I don’t want her to be in the NICU for any amount of time, so I’m ok with waiting. But I am looking forward to having her in her room we’ve prepared and my new mommy mobile! We’re ready to be a family!

Milestones: Not necessarily a milestone, but I’ll be in my THIRD trimester in 4 weeks! Mommies in my due date group are hitting the 3rd Tri and I didn’t realize it was just right around the corner for me!

How is daddy? Still super excited! I love to see him all giddy and the twinkle in his eye he’s acquired!

How are the grandparents?
Busy. MIL and FIL are starting to gather the names and addresses for the baby shower. There are 120 adults already on the guest list thanks to both of our very very large families; not to mention probably 50-60 kids. (Note: Shower will be co-ed. They always are.)

Here’s my belly pic from 22 weeks...Still waiting for my B bump to turn into a C bump! :) (It's absolutely amazing how much dirtier the bathroom mirror looks on camera than in person! Gross.)


  1. I used l'occitane's certified organic pure shea butter because I could not stand the smell or texture of Palmer's. Believe me, it worked. After I started using it, no more stretch marks. You should try it.

    Be safe out there!

  2. Melissa, where did you buy it?

  3. Oh my gosh, look at your belly! Its so cute. I cant believe you are so close to third tri, very exciting!