Thursday, April 26, 2012

23 Weeks!

How far along: 23 weeks!

How big is baby:  The size of a pomegranate…  These are interesting! Ha!

Weight gain/loss: +11-12lb depending on the day.  Hoping this gain slows down some in a few weeks or it’s not going to be pretty.

Stretch marks: Same as before.

Maternity clothes: Yes.  Except my big baggy t-shirts.  They are, by far, the most comfortable thing I own.  However, I feel that way whether I’m pregnant or not. 
Winking smile

Sleep: Not bad.  I’m still sleeping through the night just fine but my hips and pelvis wake me up aching.  I’m stuffing pillows everywhere they will fit but I can only stay on one side for an hour or so before I need to roll over.  Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows that rolling over requires some effort.  So I’m waking up about once an hour to roll over.  I also grunt when doing this.  Loudly.  

Food cravings or aversions: Still lots of sweets.  I’ve been forcing myself to lay off the chocolate a bit because I was gaining weight at a really fast pace.  Yikes.

Gender: BOY!

Movement: Lots of movement.  Mainly from about 11pm-7am while I’m trying to sleep.  Winking smile

Belly button: Flat. Gross.

What I'm loving:  My tailbone pain isn’t as bad this time.  I’m so relieved for that.  Also relieved that after my last post, I finally happened to run across a solution while shopping for living room furniture that we can’t afford decided to take action on the girl’s bedroom situation. 
staircase bunkbed
It may not be this exact one, but it’s a staircase bunk bed.  Caroline is just too little to climb a ladder, and I ran across a similar one to this one the other day and thought it would be perfect for the girls.  I could put the rails on Amelia’s bed and Caroline can get up top.  The rail holding the top mattress in has to be a tall one and the stairs have to have a 4th step so she can make that step.  I’m happy with this solution!  We will probably keep the bottom bed a full size.  That way we only have to buy one new mattress/bedding.  Plus, they may eventually want to sleep together.  My sister and I always did.  Smile  This will also leave some space in their room since their room is kind of small to begin with.  Amelia can continue sleeping in the crib until she’s ready.  I’m not going to totally push it since Walker will sleep in our room for a while anyway.  De-stress the situation.

What I miss: Seeing a lower number on the scale that I worked so hard to achieve!  But I know I can do it again!

What's different this time:  The quick weight gain.  I usually gain very slowly over the entire pregnancy.  This time, I didn’t gain much at all in the first trimester and I’m packin’ it on in the second!  Hopefully the third will at least be slower…

Sorry, I don’t have a picture this week.  We forgot to take one and I’m looking all kinds of grungy today so that’s not happening.  I’ll be sure to take one next week – I know you’re all on pins and needles.  Winking smile


  1. isn't rolling over during the night the worst?! Not only does it take a lot of effort, but you have move all the pillows with you too! Lots of grunting goes along with it when I roll over, def not enjoyable! lol

    1. Yes! Having to take the pillows with you is what wakes you up! Ha! You're ahead of me so I know you're definitely packin' the pillows up under you!

  2. kacie where is that bunk from? i love it. we are expecting number 3 ans have 2 young girls and i also dislike ladders on bunks something like that would be perfect

  3. Anonymous - There's a link to that one in the post, I believe. We ended up ordering one from called the Columbia Staircase Bed. We haven't had time to put it together yet so I can't comment on that, but these beds seem like a much better solution!