This picture was taken at 23 weeks
Total Weight Gain: Get ready for this....are you ready....a whooping 18 lbs! I know, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm a little freaked out, but I know that this is what is supposed to happen
Size of Baby: She is about the size of a cantaloupe, according to TheBump.com
Maternity Clothes: I am still wearing some regular tops but I have switched to all maternity bottoms, they are so comfortable! My mom gave me some really cute maternity PJ's and I could literally live in them!
Gender: Baby Girl!
Movement: I feel her move around all the time. It actually freaks me out if I don't feel her for a while. She is a morning girl right now. She moves all around in the morning while I'm sitting at my desk. I can't really describe how it makes me feel to feel her in there, it's pretty awesome.
Sleep: I haven't been sleeping as well as I normally do. Mainly because I don't like sleeping on my side. I wake up a lot during the night, I think mostly because I'm just not comfortable.
What I miss: Deli meat! I love turkey sandwiches and I have been wanting one so bad! And hot baths. I have still been enjoying warm baths, but I like them so hot that steam is coming off of my skin when I get out. I can't wait to take a hot bath again!
Cravings: I've had a few lately. ha! Fruit always sounds good. My sweet tooth was bad before I got pregnant, but recently it has reached an all time high. I am having to fight the cravings every. single. day. It's awful. I could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner! But since my recent encounter with the scale, I am really limiting myself. I try to think of alternatives when the craving can't be resisted.
Other crazy symptoms: My eczema has pretty much disappeared, which is awesome. I have been having terrible leg cramps at night. They hurt so bad! I will sit straight up in bed and there is nothing I can do until it goes away! I had one last week that made my calf sore for three days. :( I am also still so tired, I feel like my energy has just been totally sucked out of me.