Sep 26, 2013

Letters to Baby K - Week 23


I am pleased to announce that I don't have any crazy stories for this week! No ER visits, no weird pains, just normal life. Finally! Now, if only the next 17 will just remain calm and pain free we'll be in business...wishful thinking? Probably. Today, I visited my doctor who informed me that the next time I come in I will have to do the Glucose test...groan...Hopefully it's not as bad as I'm anticipating. We'll also be checking to see if my placenta has moved into a more favorable position. If you missed that post, I ended up in the ER due to bleeding from stress and found out that my placenta was only .9 cm away from the cervix opening when it should be 2 cm away, not good. For the time being they weren't super concerned, but said that if it didn't move I may have to go on bed rest later in my pregnancy. Let's hope that's not the case!

On a happier note, I am really looking forward to my maternity session with the fabulous Candace Moore from Minerva House! The weather looks like it will be cooling off right in time for our photoshoot and I know Candace will have something way creative and beautiful up her sleeve! I'll be sure to post photos as soon as I have them!

As you can see, I'm quickly working my way towards "large and in charge" status, haha! I feel like I'm growing (belly-wise) so much each and every day. According to the doctor's office I've only gained 7 pounds but there is no way that can be true! I mean, yeah, I'd love if that were true, but I don't think they had the right pre-pregnancy weight for me. According to my daily weigh-ins I've gained right at 13 pounds. That seems to be right on track for week 23 according to all of the pregnancy apps I have. Fingers crossed that I don't gain much more than 30 pounds so that it's easy to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight! Things like rolling out of bed, reaching across the counter, and picking something up off the floor are becoming harder, but not completely unbearable. It's so weird struggling with normal daily tasks...Lord help me when I'm 30+ weeks pregnant and can't do these normal things! It really makes you appreciate being healthy and able to do these simple tasks when not pregnant.

At week 23 Peyton is the size of a pomegranate, measures around 11.5 inches from head to heel and weighs about 1 pound! Wowza! If I can already feel him running out of room what the heck is it going to feel like when he's 6 pounds!? Good grief...

If this is your first time on the blog feel free to check out some of my previous pregnancy posts! I hope you'll stick around for the long haul!

Previous posts:
Week 22
Week 21
Week 20