Playing catch up at 23 Weeks

April 5th, 2010
Christina

I knew it…I KNEW it! I would become a little lazy when it came to updating this blog. Sorry folks (if anyone actually reads this), as of late, work has been draining me mentally.  I’ve even had to work some weekends, which I’m not too thrilled about and thanks to these HORMONES, I’ve made it very clear to my boss my dislike for it. I spend all day at a computer and the last thing I want to do is come home and be on one. Anyway…here’s a little update:

Due Date: August 4, 2010
Total weight gain/loss: 8 lbs gained (145 lb)
Maternity clothes? Still wearing my regular clothes, but when it comes to my jeans, I’ll use the Belly Band to feel more comfortable in them.
Sleep: Meh, it’s getting harder for me to get comfortable at night but Frank’s back rubs always help to relax me
Best moment this week: Feeling the little nudges in my belly more frequently (usually after I eat). Also, I’ve been feeling grrreat and I have my energy back. Let’s see how long this lasts.
Movement: See above
Food cravings: Nothing crazy yet. I do enjoy a good salad and fruit smoothies
Food aversions: The thought of eating a steak is not so bad to me anymore.
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: None (I hope) I have had some mild cramping but I think those are baby growing pains.
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Not much, but give me a couple more weeks.
What I am looking forward to: My time off from work
Milestones: Passing the half-way point. I hope it’s smooth sailing from here.
Other:   Went to Babies-r-us with Frank today and was overwelmed with the amount of baby stuff there is. We had some good laughs though. It will probably take me the rest of the week to complete the registry as I have no idea what we really need.

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