Pregnancy Update 23 Weeks
Another week of pregnancy updates for you. I have to give a shout out to all my pregnant friends that are due within months of me. Charlotte in New Zealand, Jen in Ireland and Erin in USA. It’s great to have preggie pen pals (as Charlotte calls it) and share our experiences.
How far along: Officially 6 months as of yesterday. That’s 23 weeks.
How big is the baby: This week bub is about 28 cm long (11.2 inches) and weighing about 600 grams (1 lb 5 oz). They say it is the size of a grapefruit…that’s one BIG grapefruit if you ask me!!
Maternity Clothes: Here I am sporting my new maternity wrap dress I bought from Queen Bee. I’m wearing my maternity tights underneath it and a pair of knee high black boots. Can’t believe my boots still zip up…yeah, no cankles yet!
Movement: Lot’s of mvement going on. Clint felt a good whack the other night and Mackenzee felt a little bump today. I am getting used to it now…it’s not freaking me out as much as what it was. She doesn’t mind occassionally digging up under my ribs either.
Sleep: Still having horrible sleeps at night. I tend to fall asleep on the lounge anywhere from 8pm onwards and drag myself to bed after that. But at about 2am I tend to wake up and can’t get back to sleep. I have all these random thoughts going on in my head. Like the other night I was remembering my phobia of cane toads when I was about 16 and living in Queensland. Then it dawned on me that I was again living in Queensland and we probably have cane toads in our backyard. Strange thoughts to be having at ungodly hours!
Cravings: I am occassionally looking for the sausage and egg muffin with hashbrown and tomato sauce but I think I am finally breaking through it. The last few days I have been feeling like those crumbed pineapple rings you get with a chicken maryland dinner.
Highlight of the Week: Seeing our families over the weekend. It was great to catch up with everyone and very cool for them to see my ever expanding belly. My mum was in disbelief and couldn’t wait to get me somewhere private so she could whip my dress off and take a look at my belly properly.
What we’re looking forward to: We have another 3D scan this week so we should be able to get some even better pics.