i'm twenty-three weeks.
weight? i have no clue how much weight i've gained. my scale shot craps so i'm flying in the dark over here. i wish i did know so i could tell if i need to reign in all the cookies i've been eating. i feel like i've gained a lot - - my bump had definitely popped out.
cravings? i had some caffeine-free pepsi over the weekend and it was like christmas. delicious. i'm still loving cereal and anything chocolate. on the flip side, i cannot get enough of carrots with ranch dip. i'm hoping that balances out all the junk. right? right.
side effects? by this time during my pregnancy with brette i was dying of back pain. i can thankfully say that this time has been completely different. i do get some pain, but i'm so hyper aware of it, i can catch it before it gets out of control. she is kicking A LOT, which i hate. i know it sounds weird, but i really hate the flips and punches. its uncomfortable and it feels like you can't get off the roller coaster. i have also had some swelling of my left leg on the days i work. i don't know if it's the way i'm sitting or what, but its the same leg i had trouble with when i had brette. once i get home and relax it goes away.
baby? according to my baby books, the baby will have broken the 1 pound mark by now. wahoo! i can officially blame a pound of my weight on her. and she is about 8 inches long - butt to brain. she also has eyebrows, eyelashes and some hair. i hope this little one comes out with as much hair as brette did because i love how much hair brette already has. makes her that much more adorable.
preparations? i made a list of the things i need for baby two. a lot of stuff i already have, but we need a crib, mattress, another monitor - - stuff like that. we haven't started the nursery or anything but i'm dying to get started. i hope i can talk ronnie into starting that real soon. i have some really cute ideas.
the best thing? i can still fit in my dresses and people insist that i'm still small, even though i don't feel like it.
the worst thing? i'm already tired of being pregnant. i'm such a whiner, i know. but seriously, i have to do this until the end of july. that seems so far away. i'm ready to have my body back.