Wednesday, November 2, 2011

23 weeks

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)










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Total Weight Loss/Gain:  I think I may have gained a pound, but it's not consistent.  Overall I think I am still at the break-even point I was last week.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants all the time now. I'm still able to wear my own shirts (though not all of them, obviously).  I have ordered a couple of maternity shirts and will need to order more soon.

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep: Just OK. Getting up to pee 2-4 times a night. If I allot at least nine hours for a night's sleep, I usually feel fairly rested.

Movement: I'm feeling movement all the time from both babies, though it can sometimes be a little difficult to discern which one is moving, depending on where I'm feeling it.  Feeling their movements is one of the few things I've really enjoyed about being pregnant so far.

Cravings/Aversions: Still no real cravings. All my food aversions are gone at this point, although I am more "finicky" about my eating than I ever was pre-pregnancy.

Gender: We are having two boys.

Symptoms: As of last Thursday, I no longer have nausea.  (Hallelujah!  It only took until 22 weeks to go away!)  I do still get "gaggy" at times, have heartburn some part of every day, and I burp a lot and get a lot of gas. Sore nipples which are generally darker but change shades from day to day. Sometimes I'm feeling stretching sensations across my abdomen, but these come and go.  I am ravenously hungry if I go more than three hours without eating, and earlier in the day, I sometimes need to eat a little something every two hours.  It's crazy!

What I miss:  Feeling normal.  (Not sure I ever will again, LOL.)

What I look forward to: MM being able to feel the babies' movement, making it to viability in two weeks.

Moods: Generally good.

Milestones:  I have now reached a point where there is a *small* chance of these babies' surviving outside the womb.  (The odds still wouldn't be in their favor, and they'd have a high risk of long-term complications. . . . but prior to this week, they'd have had zero chance of survival, so I think that's significant.)

Medical concerns: None so far, thank goodness.  I posted about my "false alarm" trip to OB triage last week which turned out to be nothing.

Sex?:  MM continues to feel weird about it.

Misc:  As this post is being published, I am headed out on what will likely be my last out-of-state business trip until I return from maternity leave.  I am flying to Columbus, OH, for two days for a deposition.  MM is very worried about my flying at this point in my pregnancy, but so far my OB hasn't restricted me from it.  (She says I'll be unable to fly starting at 28 weeks.)
 
I still haven't gotten around to clearing out what needs to be sorted in our home office so that it can become the nursery.  Truth be told, it is driving MM a little nuts.  I feel bad about it, but last weekend I was so, so tired that all I wanted to do was lie around.  (I did find the energy to go to Ta.rg.et, the grocery store and a Halloween costume party, but that was it.)  Maybe this coming weekend; we'll see.

5 comments:

  1. Here is a flying tip- hope you get it before you go through security. The body scanners, if you intentionally opt out, then you get the full pat down-prenant or not. If you just "choose" the line with out one, (if they have one) then you will be fine. just an FYI. I read an article that said they give of more (although still a small amount) radiation then they originally thought.

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  2. Hope your business trip goes well. Maybe MM can start clearing out the room while you're gone.

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  3. Good to hear that things are coming along so well!

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  4. I hope the flight goes smoothly and that you're home safe and sound, soon! I waited 'til the last minute on the nursery, and it all came out just fine! There's lots you don't need at first that you can always add on later on.

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