Wednesday, April 11, 2012

R & D at 23 weeks

R & D is my hubby's new favorite phrase - Research & Development. Hubby has been researching every single item that we need for the arrival of baby boy. He spends hours reading reviews and looking over consumer reports on strollers, car seats, carriers, cribs, breast pumps, etc. Can I just say this makes me love him even more? I really am grateful that he is so involved and ecstatic about these upcoming purchases. He even started our registries! We have a weekend get-away planned this weekend to Chicago to check out some more product in person. I'm excited to stop at Pottery Barn Kids, Galt Baby, and The Land of Nod.

Size of baby: Baby boy weighs about as much as a large mango -- just over a pound. (Length: more than 11 inches.)

Symptoms: I am feeling pretty good! The only thing I have noticed is that I am tired much earlier in the day. By the time 1:00/2:00 in the afternoon hits, I am beat.

Cravings: My appetite has definitely picked up - although I wouldn't say I have any specific cravings.

Aversions: Fast food.

Sleep: I've definitely grown accustomed to just sleeping on my sides. However, my hips are paying the price. I wake up every morning with very sore hips. I have a pregnancy pillow - but it seems too big and I find myself getting uncomfortable fast when I use it. Once I get up, stretch, and move around - my hips do feel better. So its not causing me an ongoing pain - which is good.

Maternity Clothes: Definitely. I've become a bit sick of the first round of maternity clothes that was purchased. I think it's time to add some fresh, spring colors to the wardrobe. My favorite maternity shops are A Pea in the Pod and GAP Maternity. I've purchased a few tops/dresses from Target and the fit & quality is just not there.

What I Miss: Absolutely nothing!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Viability Milestone next week and a check-up with the doctor.

Special Pregnancy Moments: At 22 weeks, hubby was able to feel the lil guy move from the outside for the first time. This was one of the most special moments for us so far. It made me so happy to see my husband's face light up every time he felt a kick.

One day after I turned 23 weeks, we were laying in bed and I commented on how hard baby boy was kicking. I pulled up my shirt and we could actually see the kicks from the outside! SO amazing!

Bump Update: This was taken mid-way through Week 22. The sun is kind of blinding me and the bump, but it will have to do. :)


amy said...

You look awesome :) Can't wait to meet baby boy!

Lulu said...

You look great! I'm glad you're feeling pretty good : )

Mrs. H said...

I can get totally carried away researching stuff on ConsumerReport all day. You look great.

Jesica said...

Way to go hubs! I wish my husband would just research the shit out of everything and then tell me what to buy! I hate all the research involved in everything!

Looking good!

Cori said...

Yay for 23 weeks! I love that your hubby is so involved. Very Cute!

M said...

You look great!