Monday, November 17, 2014

23 Weeks

23 Weeks

 That's right, this is current!....I am 23 weeks pregnant again for those of you who didn't know!  My official due date is March 15.  We are so so incredibly excited and so so incredibly blessed to be able to add another little one to our family.  This is one of those exciting things that's happened in the last 5 months that I've been MIA.  Dealing with pregnancy and a toddler is terrible so fun!  ;)

I've been waiting so long to start doing blog posts....
  1. because I haven't felt well...forever...ugh!
  2. because it's much harder to get things done with a toddler running around
  3. because we waited until I was 18 weeks to tell anyone (I wasn't showing and that's when we found out what we were having so we thought it'd be fun to say we were pregnant AND having a girl all at once)--you know, two birds-one stone.
  4. because I haven't been able to share our news with a few of my close friends personally yet.  Literally, it's so hard to get a hold of a couple of know who you are! 

How far along?  23 weeks
Total weight gain:  +4ish pounds
Maternity clothes? A couple maternity shirts but old clothes including jeans (for now) are still fitting.  I will be wearing tons of leggings this winter and I've had to order some maternity jeans since I was pregnant in the summer with Ella and I don't have many pants that will fit (besides leggings).  I'm sort of at that in between stage where I don't really have much of a bump yet and am just feeling like I ate too many cupcakes at a party or something.  Once it pops out a little more, I'll definitely be dressing the bump!  
Sleep:  sleep is great but totally not happening
Miss anything?  Sleeping through the night.  Feeling like somebody hasn't invaded my body.  haha
Movement:  oh dear, yes!  since 17 weeks.  She goes crazy when I'm slightly reclined sitting or laying down.  Maybe I should say like a 60 degree angle.  haha
Food Cravings:  any food from NE that I cant have and Chipotle (that hasn't changed with this pregnancy).  Mom and Dad came this weekend and mom and I made a cherry pie.  My hopes were that it would taste like Grandma Joyce's yummy cherry pie.  It didn't.  Mom says the cherries we used were not the same as what Grandma gets but it did taste good!  Also, mom was sure the crust wasn't going to turn out...but it was great! Maybe not very pretty but very yummy!
Anything making you sick or queasy:  meat!  Yuck!
Gender:  GIRL!!  We have another girl on the way and COULD NOT be more excited!  I'm just thrilled for Ella to have a sister.  They really are the best.  (Love you Kalee!)  Kyle is very excited to have another girl, too.  He said he knew from the beginning that this one was a girl.  I have reasons to believe that I had no idea just from differences in pregnancy which I'll expand on later. 
Labor signs:!
Symptoms: still getting sick in the morning occasionally, and by sick I mean throwing up.  But it's very occasional.  Sometimes in the evenings I have a rough time just not feeling great but I'm actually feeling a little better than the last 22 weeks so that's a plus.  :)  Also, last week at 21/22 weeks I started having some stomach pains for a few days and it felt like she was in there with a large paint scraper--scraping the lining of my stomach.  It was rough.  I'm sure it was just my stomach, etc. actually starting to expand and move around. 
Belly Button in or out?  in
Wedding rings on or off?  on
Ella:  Says she's a big sister and when asked where baby sister is she pats her tummy and says, "ella's tummy"  Then sometimes she also says in addition to her tummy "mama's tummy, daddy's tummy, gigi's tummy, papa's tummy" you know...just going around the room.
Mood: pretty good....except today I'm a little depressed as mom and dad took off after a weekend visit. Ella had the best weekend ever, so did I.  She LOVED having Gigi and Papa with her. 
Excitement this week:  I'm taking Ella to the Children's Museum this week so that means I may get a Target trip in and CHIPOTLE!!! 
Looking forward to:  putting another baby girl nursery together, the holidays, meeting baby girl #2!  Eating the 14 batches of scones mom and I made and froze for my freezer!  haha!

trying my hardest to push out the bump!


  1. Congrats!!! We are so excited for you guys! Yay for little girls!