Meet the Sullivans: 23 weeks

September 13, 2011

23 weeks

I'm actually 23 weeks and 2 days today, but it has taken me this long to get this post up.  Here is a picture I took on Sunday:

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 23 Weeks

Size of baby: 11 inches long and just over 1 lb., the weight of a large mango.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: At my doctor appointment last week I was happily surprised to find out that I had only gained 3 lbs since my previous appointment--that is definitely something I can live with!

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing maternity pants, dresses, shirts, basically everything is maternity now. I've found that the maternity clothes just fit and look so much better than the regular clothes I can fit into. It's sort of liberating to only have a small wardrobe to choose from. I've had to become a little more creative when it comes to what I wear. 

Gender: 10 fingers, 10 toes, is it a boy? Or a girl? Nobody knows! We're waiting until the baby is born to find out the sex. We have a boy name and a girl name ready for our little one. Not knowing the sex has been saving us a ton of money--if I knew the sex I would be shopping non-stop!

Movement: The wiggles, flips, punches and kicks have become way more pronounced in the last week. I actually jumped a little last night when the baby gave me a swift kick to the belly button.

Sleep: As long as I don't wake-up before my alarm I sleep very well. If for some reason I do wake up before the alarm comes calling I have a very hard time falling back to sleep, which is not normal for me. I've been sleeping with an extra pillow in front / next to me to help me balance and stay comfortable on my side.

What I miss: Not much! I'm just so excited to meet our baby.

Cravings: Fruit 

Symptoms: My feet have been really sore lately. Sitting periodically is a must these days.

Best Moment this week: At my doctor appointment last week our Dr. was listening to the baby's heartbeat using the Doppler and right when she found our little one he / she kicked the Doppler. The Dr. actually jumped a bit and I definitely felt the kick!


Gabriella said...

So exciting! Cutest baby bump ever! :)

Natasha said...

you look SO adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, you are sooo cute! This makes me miss my belly! :)

Rachel Cannon Humiston said...

so exciting! a giant congratulations to you and your husband!!