How far along: 23 weeks, 1 day
Total Weight Gain: 12 lbs
Symptoms: A little heartburn recently...nothing a couple Tums can't fix. Other than that I feel fantastic!
Stretch Marks: Yeah I got some small ones...I'm not going to answer this question anymore. Stretch marks are inevitable and I'm not going to bring myself down every week thinking about them. It's a very small price to pay be able to experience pregnancy. Something I prayed and prayed to experience, so f*ck the stretch marks!! It's not like I was planning on wearing a bikini ever again anyway!! Haha
Sleep: I sleep very well! Lots of crazy dreams though....
Best Moment Last Week: Ben finally got to feel the baby kick. Her head was down so her legs were pointing up and she was kicking just above my belly button. He put his hand on my belly and right then and she kicked harder than ever before twice directly under his palm. Both times Ben short of jumped with surprise, wide-eyed and yelled, "Wow!" "Wow!" It was so awesome...like Baby Morgan knew it was her daddy and wanted to make sure he could feel her in there.
Movement: Every day...all the time. I love it!!!
Food Cravings: Fresh T O M A T O E S !!! Seriously I have been on a 'mater rampage. I've made caprese salads, bruschetta, BLT (heavy on the T) sandwiches, tomato and basil on toast...you name it! I've liked tomatoes in the past but recently they have been the best things on earth. Yum!
What I Miss: Being able to shave my lady business...I can't see over my belly anymore and I hate pubic hair. I mean I REALLY hate it!! I have always shaved (yeah...ALL of it) regularly so this is a new obstacle for me. I am considering getting a Brazilian wax...but I'm a little afraid. A) I know it hurts, but just how much?? And B) Pregnant lady getting a Brazilian? I'm afraid of the waxer person thinking I'm crazy or worse yet that I'm an over weight, pregnant stripper-hoe or something...what should I do???? Please help! Anyone who has experience in the field please fill me in!!
What am I looking forward to: Figuring out how to solve the problem listed above...
Milestones: Seeing baby kick on the outside for the first time this week and Ben being able to feel her move too!
How is Daddy? The best daddy ever!! He left work and drove all the way across town to meet me at the doctor's. Today was the shortest of appointments...a short weight in, blood pressure check, a quick listen to baby's HB, then pee in a cup and out the door. Super quick, but Ben wanted to be there with me and the baby. He is so supportive and interested and it makes me feel so loved. Today we are celebrating 5 years together and I still get those butterflies when I think about how much I love him. I am such a lucky Momma!!