baby moore: 23 weeks

How far along: 23 weeks

Size of Baby: Grapefruit

Gender: We’re not telling – but we do know…and we’re thrilled!

Weight Gain: After a 7-day monster plague/stomach virus that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, I’m back down to a cumulative gain of 9 lbs.

Movement: All the time! Baby Moore is a mover and a shaker in there – especially at night. This peanut likes to move around reallllllly low, and I feel like I might regret that later in pregnancy.

Sleep: I’m finally getting some sleep again, which I truly love. I felt like death last week, which was really hard because I never got any real rest. Now, I feel alive when our alarms go off early in the morning, and I can actually function.

Workouts: Sadly enough, I did absolutely nothing last week. Nothing. I got out and did a run this morning…just one mile…and it felt amazing. My OB has told me that he’s much more interested in frequency of workouts than duration and the longevity of my runs.

Maternity Clothes: I’m still wearing a mix, but I’m living mostly in leggings and sweaters, which I think is totally kosher for winter – whether pregnant or not!

Cravings/Aversions: Now that I can finally eat again, all I want is pizza and mango. That’s a ridiculous combination!

Best Part of the Week: I had my 23-week appointment today, and heard peanut’s heartbeat right at 140 bpm. I’ll be having a repeat ultrasound in the next couple of weeks, as well, because baby’s kidneys were showing a little wonky on our 20 week ultrasound, and my doctor wants to do the ultrasound himself. He has a hunch it was just a tech error, but fingers crossed either way.

Can’t Wait For: I can’t wait to have this baby bean in my arms, but at the same time, I can, too. It’s a weird mix of emotions!