pregnancy update | 23 weeks

Oh hey, friends! It’s been a busy week over here so I’m just getting to sharing my 23 week pregnancy update now. We’re hoping to get caught up on blog stuff this weekend so I promise I’ll have some fun stuff around these parts next week. In the meantime, here’s a little update on my pregnancy.

How far along are you? 23 weeks, 4 days
So that makes your due date? June 24th!
How much weight have you gained? I weighed 138 this morning so ya, that’s quite a jump from 22 weeks. 17 lbs overall, to be more specific. I have really been trying to be conscious of what I’m eating and limiting sweets and treats but what can I say, I don’t have the best willpower. I also haven’t been able to work out as much as I’d like over the past couple weeks so that’s going to be my focus going forward. We did get a little taste of spring weather this week {don’t worry, it’s snowing now} so we were able to get out for a few family walks which felt great!
Any cravings? I’ve been craving more and more sweets which I think might be a sign of a girl pregnancy. I’d be perfectly happy to eat raisin bread, peanut butter, bananas, chocolate, and cereal around the clock. Fortunately I’m also craving salads so I’m trying to incorporate those between carb courses as much as possible.
What about symptoms? I actually have more energy this week, which is awesome. I have had just a few afternoons of nausea so that might be improving too. And I’m noticing it is a bit harder to have a full range of motion lately, so the belly is definitely growing. I was laying in bed watching tv the other night and dropped the remote and it was an actual struggle to get up and get it. Good thing I didn’t need to change the channel or anything.
Will you find out the gender? Nope! We didn’t find out with Annabelle and we’re excited to be surprised again.
Do you have names picked out? You guys! We have made progress on names! Like, I think we actually have a girl name AND a boy name. AND middle names! Who are we? I really like the boy name {although Ken and I are disagreeing on which is the first name and which is the middle name} and I’m like 80% on the girl name. I cannot believe we’ve basically figured it out.
Are you wearing maternity clothes? Oh gosh, yes. There are still a few non-maternity dresses and sweaters that fit me but almost everything else {t-shirts, pajamas, leggings} is either too short, too tight, or just borderline inappropriate. Looks like the last 3.5 months or so I’ll really be embracing maternity clothes!
Any purchases for the baby yet? Nothing new this week but we did receive our bassinet attachment as a gift from Ken’s sister {we have this stroller} so that was super exciting. I also came across this magical contraption a few days ago. Has anyone used it? I’d love to hear personal reviews! 


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