The bump: Another pop this week. I think my belly is finally starting to move ahead of all my other parts. I even got my first, "you look like you're ready to go any minute now" comment yesterday. Really?
How far along: 23 Weeks - how is that possible?
How big is baby: From The Bump - The size of a grapefruit. At about 10.5 to 11.8 inches and about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces, baby's not just getting bigger, he's getting even cuter. He's forming little nipples (yeah, really!). His face is fully formed now -- he just needs a little extra fat to fill it out. He's listening to your voice and your heartbeat -- and even to loud sounds like cars honking and dogs barking.
Weight gain/loss: I'm up .4 pounds this week so 10.4 pounds overall.
Stretch marks: I officially have one. Boo. Hoping it's a long way off before any of its friends show up.
Sleep: I sleep like a rock when I can. Despite how much I get a night - usually around 8-9 hours I still feel exhausted every day.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Still all the things. I can tell my sweets cravings are starting to die down which is probably a good thing. The other night though it was Indian food. OMG it was so good.
Movement: Tons of little kicks and they're definitely stronger. John still hasn't felt him kick. If you press down where he's kicking he stops moving. It may be a bit still before John finally feels him.
What I'm loving:
Symptoms: The cankles. They're so bad. It doesn't matter if I sit or stand or how much water I drink they're there. I've also been experiencing what feels like period related cramping/back pain. If I sit for too long and get up to quickly I swear I've pulled every single muscle in my stomach.
What I'm looking forward to: My appointment this week. I'm going to ask for the picture of the "goods" so I finally have my visual confirmation that this is indeed a boy we're having. We've also got my brother's wedding this weekend.
Best moment of the week: Eating all the things at Oyster Bake. Although John managed to out eat me somehow.
How I'm feeling: I'd feel good if I didn't feel so tired. Every time I think that I've learned my limits that limit changes. I had to run 3 errands over the weekend. I probably sat in the parking lot of Costco for about 30 minutes before finally going inside I was so tired.
Random things I didn't know/Problems/Questions: Not really a problem or question, but I did have a mini freakout yesterday when I realized how far along I am. I've only got 17 weeks left, which next week means 16 and OMG that's only 4 months! Where oh where did the time go?