Almost to 24 weeks. How special is that? This week has been a full one; from seeing our baby in 3D to the one year anniversary of the loss of our twins tomorrow. We also decided to walk and fundraise in their memory with the March of Dimes this weekend, the same day this baby will be 24 weeks.
Full of ups and downs, I’m so thankful to be here. To be another week closer to holding our son in our arms. It’s an amazing journey, even the fearful times.
Click through to see our past week with me at 23 weeks pregnant.
How Far Along: 23 weeks and 5 days!
Baby is the size of a: Grapefruit
Sleep: Still the hip hurt. Throw in the gut wrenchingly painful leg cramps (WHERE do those come from?!) and you’ve got some sleep issues.
Total Weight Gain: 7 lbs.
Stretch Marks: Yes. And new ones. Very red. Very stretchy.
Innie or Outie: Can “small cave” qualify? It never has popped, just stretches.
Symptoms: Cravings. Heartburn but not as much.
Movement: All the time. This kid is like an acrobat. I feel awkward sitting next to strangers because I feel like they’re going to move away from me in case an alien bursts through my stomach.
Maternity Clothes: All of them.
Go-to eats: Pasta. McDonalds. Anything salty. Almost never sweets – once in a great while I want a shake, but it’s unusual. Fruit. Pineapple and watermelon especially.
Best moment of the week: Bella hearing the heartbeat and seeing his face in 3D.
What I’m looking forward to: Everything from here on out. Bring it.
Milestones: Baby can hear us and is over a pound now!
Photo Credit: istockphotos.com and my own
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and a baby boy on the way on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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