Monday, May 28, 2012

23 Weeks

I feel like time is going SOOOO slow, but I know I'll be having Seth before I know it, I just wish time would make that statement feel true!

I know a lot of people wonder what is one thing that you can't live without so far during your pregnancy. Well, I'll tell you. ICECREAM! I love it! As I told my husband yesterday at least during pregnancy icecream makes the world a better place. So bring on the icecream! If you'd like to buy me some icecream I'd love it! My favorite icecream is Glover's Icecream the cookies and creme (or whatever they call it), but it can be kind of expensive so I will gladly take some vanilla icecream in one of the big tubs at Walmart.

Ok, so for all you BTDT (Been There Done That) Mothers maybe you can answer a question. I know pregnancy hormones can make you do/feel wacky, but there are certain people that I literally want absolutely nothing to do with now that I'm pregnant. I'm not sure is that normal or is it just me? I know I've been moody aka grumpy and emotional here recently (Although hubby says he hasn't noticed any difference), but I never figured there would be people that I didn't want to see or be around (besides the normal people that make me want to run when I see them. God, forgive me!)

So besides moody/grumpy/emotional I'm doing pretty good.... Ok, besides the previous named things and some "severe" ligament pain. I'm a BIG baby when it comes to pain, I'm sure it isn't as bad as it feels and it's not like it's so bad that I can't walk or move, it's just bad. And I'm sure I'll be dealing with it until I, fun! Not. But baby and I are doing well and that's what matters.

This warm weather has been a bundle of fun. I don't take heat well normally and being pregnant is making it WAY worse, but I expected that so I guess it's not really that big of a deal.

I have a doctor's appointment on the 31st. Can't wait to go there and see what my Doctor has to say about Seth and me. I know he's doing well in there, that's for sure! I feel like I have a Military Boot Camp going on in my belly at times!
Which reminds me I need to remember to write down when he's moving around. I know I'm supposed to keep track, but I keep forgetting. I know he moves around 10am, 4pm, I think 6pm, and when I'm trying to go to sleep.

Oh, and I still hate my husband's stupid NBA 2K12 video game. Sports video games are LAME! You want to play basketball? Grab a basketball and go outside and play it! You want to play football? Grab a football, call up some friends, and go outside and play football! And so on.

I think that's about all that I have to say about it for now. So lets see what Baby Center has to say about week 23.

How your baby's growing:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb. 

How your life's changing:

You may notice that your ankles and feet start to swell a bit in the coming weeks or months, especially at the end of the day or during the heat of summer. Sluggish circulation in your legs — coupled with changes in your blood chemistry that may cause some water retention — may result in swelling, also known as edema. Your body will get rid of the extra fluid after you have your baby, which is why you'll pee frequently and sweat a lot for a few days after delivery. In the meantime, lie on your left side or put your feet up when you can, stretch out your legs when you sit, and avoid sitting — or standing — in one place for long periods. Also, try to exercise regularly to increase circulation, and wear support stockings (put them on first thing in the morning) and roomy, comfortable shoes. You may be tempted to skimp on liquids to combat swelling, but you need to drink plenty of water because staying hydrated actually helps prevent fluid retention. While a certain amount of edema in your lower extremities is normal during pregnancy, excessive swelling may be a sign of a serious condition calledpreeclampsia. Be sure to call your midwife or doctor if you have severe or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles, more than slight swelling of your hands, swelling in your face, or puffiness around your eyes.

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