23 Week Interview
How far along?23 weeks 2 days
Baby’s size? A large mango, about 1 pound, about 11-12 inches.Read more.
Days until next doc appointment?2 weeks
Total weight gain?Somewhere around10 pounds.
Stretch marks?D has been wonderful and applies an organic stretch mark oil or lotion to my stomach and sides every morning and night…I don’t even think it’ll make much difference, but it sure makes me feel spoiled! :)
Best moments this week:
- Feeling stronger kicks and waking up Thursday morning looking like my bump really popped into a belly. I love the growth!
- Also spending time registering for some essentials together. We actually had a great time! Still going back and forth on wether or not to get the Britax or the Recaro Pro for a car seat. Full post on the registry coming later.
- Starting the book The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth - the book I’ve been waiting for —- seriously, READ IT!! For someone like me who wants the hard numbers and detailed explanations behind everything, this is a godsend.
Movement:I feel like we’re so close to feeling her from the outside - can’t wait!
Food cravings:Sweets this week..uh oh. :P
Belly button:Cave like…pretty sure it would echo if you talked into it.
Happy or moody most of the time?Happy girl.
Weekly symptoms: Not much to report this week, feeling really good!
Other highlights of my week ————————————————
Mom and Dad’s surprise 30th Anniversary Party
We had the greatest time celebrating under a white tent with notes and sentiments from family and friends, good food, good music, and beautiful love.
These are the white cowboy boots my mom wore in her wedding. :) Inspiration from here.
Yummy wonderful cake made by Frost Me Sweet, my cake plate, and adorned by my sis.
Getting together with family always means digging through old family photos. Here’s one of me on my birthday.
Sometimes things just work out so dang perfectly in ways we never could have imagined or planed on our own. That’s how, after 4 months in Spokane at another job, I ended up being asked to go back to Gonzaga to help build the Marketing & Recruiting function for online masters programs. The team is amazing - family focused, flexible, kind, Jesuit-minded, perfect for me. So excited.
Gifts for Bebe!
My sister is already such an amazing aunt in how much she loves this babe. She came home with a bag full of vintage and gently-used clothes that we love and this gem, a Mary Poppins record for us to all sing along to!
Sneak peak of the cradle progress! Donald painted it this beautiful grey; the little hearts are added; and some vintage linens are draped over the side.