23 Weeks! It’s been a pretty awesome few weeks. This pregnancy has really been good to me and I am really enjoying it.
How I’m Feeling this Week: This week has been pretty great. I had a lot of stuff going on and finding out the babies gender last Friday was a lot more exciting than I thought it would be. Now I feel more connected to Biscuit, trying out names and seeing how we feel about them. Still feel excited about having seen Biscuit on the scan (the sonographer was horrible but at least we gout one decent [???] picture). And the profile looks similar to Levi!
How Big is Biscuit: Biscuit is about the size of a Spaghetti Squash! Those things are pretty huge, but the way this baby feels, and all the movement, I really swear it’s bigger then that! Also, the size of a football, which is great because, well, football season! LET’s GO GIANTS!
Baby Bump News?: The bump is huge, my friends! I have to say, I have never, in my life, have felt as sexy as I have being pregnant. Which is weird, because I thought it would be the complete opposite. I think it might be how much Callie touches me, or the attention I have been getting because you know, maternity has brought out the femme in me, which i didn’t expect. We have loads of movement, enough that when Callie and I lay in bed, she has actually felt the kicking. It’s so awesome to be on the other end now and see how excited she gets, because I remember that, so vividly. Also, hiccups! Lots of Biscuit hiccups!
Sleep: I’ve been a little more uncomfortable when it comes to sleep. It takes me a little longer than usual to go to sleep (I’m one of those people that knocks out the second my head hits the pillow!), but once I do, I’m out for the count!
Food Loves/Hates: Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches! So damn delicious! But that’s about the only thing I’ve been eating because nothing is really appealing lately. Nothing has been like, “oh yes! I HAVE to eat that!” Everything has just been, well, blah.
Symptoms: I have been getting lots of numbness in my right leg. I will be walking or sitting and suddenly, the right side of my thigh, from the butt to the knee will go completely numb. Still waiting for my doctor to email me back, so we’ll see, but every woman who has ever been pregnant that I have spoken to seems to think it’s my sciatic nerve. Makes sense, except the only symptom is numbness and no real pain (not that I’m complaining!).
Next Scan: We have an appt on 11/19 for another glucose tolerance test and BP check. Lat appointment my BP was down from 142/91 to 134/80, so I’m really happy about that. I have been doing my best to try and watch what I’m eating, eliminating salt from my diet, and drinking loads and loads of water. The doctor and the perinatologist seemed pretty please, and that paired with a great result on my glucose test made ME happy! Next scan is 12/4 just to measure baby but another peek at Biscuit will be great! MIght actually splurge and spend the $150 to go to one of those 4D places in 2 weeks.
Sex: If we are talking about the babies gender, well, we definitely know now, and we’ll be sharing once we tell our friends and families this weekend. But if we’re talking about actual, mind blowing, earth shattering, boundary pushing, physical sex, yeah, we’re having that. A lot. Every night all this past week. Some switch inside me just went off, and I can’t get enough of it. Callie has been more than accommodating. Switching “roles’ and everything…it’s been fun and interesting, to say the least.
Overall Feelings: This experience so far has been better than I ever imagined it could have been. I’m really, really enjoying this journey.
Something I Didn’t Expect: Seriously, all joking aside, I didn’t expect to feel so sexy and free. I thought pregnancy would restrict me, make me feel gross or unattractive, but it has done the complete opposite. I has really been a positive experience for me, and I hope that it continues to be that way until the end.
LIFE THIS PAST WEEK AND A HALF
SO we bought a minivan, and moved up to being real soccer moms. Mary LOVES the new car, and has not stopped talking about all the features. It’s got automatic doors and trunk, leather interior, lots of space, 2 TV’s, middle section of chairs swivel and face the back and you can place a table in the middle where they can play games when we road trip, navigation, rear camera, and an awesome center console with loads of compartments for all kinds of crap. It’s a road-tripping family’s dream! Callie never thought she would like a minivan, but she loves it! She loves it so much she should marry it!
We also went to my nephews 3rd birthday party last weekend, and the kids got to show off how freaking adorable they look in their costumes!
Sunday we spent the day at the NY Hall Of Science Museum before heading home and watching our beloved Giant’s spank those cowboys! I knew they would have loads of cool stuff for Mary and my niece to enjoy, but I didn’t expect them to have nursery/toddler area where little babies could explore science too. Noah, Levi, and my little niece Jezenia, really enjoyed playing with scarves, climbing in the foam mats, and playing the drums. They LOVED those drums!
It’s been a couple of really great days!