Bumpdate: 23 Weeks! (+ 1 Day)

How Far Along? 23 Weeks!

Weight Gain? I think it’s still around 20 pounds.  I haven’t weighed myself lately.

Size of Baby? 12 inches and over a pound!  My app says papaya this week!

Maternity Clothes?  Pretty much wearing maternity clothes for everything lately, with the exception of sleepwear.  I did also break down and finally buy new bras this week – at least I got halfway through!  We have a great specialty store in the area I always go to (I’m naturally well-endowed so I can almost never find bras in regular stores).  I’m already up a band size and two cup sizes, but the bras they helped me pick out have some room to grow, so I’m crossing my fingers I make it through the rest of the pregnancy on them!  She also mentioned that she recommends buying one nursing bra at about 8 1/2 months and the rest after the milk comes in – thoughts on that?  I thought it sounded like a smart way to do it.

Stretch Marks?  Yep, they’re here to stay.

Gender? We’ll find out in 17 weeks…still thinking girl.

Sleep? Pretty good.  Once I’m asleep, I pretty much stay asleep until my bladder wakes me up!

Food Cravings? None!

Symptoms? I’ve been exhausted lately.  Not sure if it’s from work (it’s been a bit insane) or the pregnancy.  Also, my feet are now starting to swell like crazy…I’m going to have to buy wider shoes!

Movement? Getting more frequent and stronger…I’m getting impatient for others be able to feel him/her kick!

Belly Button? Still innie.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Labor signs? Nope!

Best Moment of the Week? We bought BB’s dresser last weekend and picked out some cute lights for the walls.  We’re really starting to try to pull stuff together – I’ve been slacking!

What I Miss? Well, maybe I should stick with the theme I’ve had the past few weeks and say I need a beer!  I’m going to try to see if I can hunt down a decent non-alcoholic one.  I do really miss not being exhausted when I get home from work and having energy to do things.

What I am looking forward to: We’re finally putting things in storage this weekend and Chris is going to put the crib and dresser together!

No picture this week – I ran out of the house too fast this morning – I’ll try to add it later!

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Jess Beer is a full-time working mom of two girls who writes about motherhood, wellness, easy meals and style.

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  1. I’m more tired these days too! Must be the end of the golden trimester! I feel like there’s SO much to do; but have NO energy to do anything after work! Glad you’re doing well! xo

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