Thursday, November 3, 2011

23 weeks

Things are still going well. I don't really have much to report. We had a doctor's appointment last Thursday and all in all it was pretty boring. We listened to the heartbeat - it was 147 - and then just asked a bunch of questions. Our next appointment is November 22. I'll be almost 26 weeks at that point and I'll to the glucose test for gestational diabetes. I'm not sure if that is when I'll have an ultrasound to check to see if the placenta has moved up or if that will be at the next appointment. I think I'm pretty close to having appointments every two weeks so they may wait until the next appointment to do that.

I'm starting to exercise a lot more - I have gained a LOT of weight and the doctor suggested I slow it down. He asked me what I ate for snacks and I told him the truth - apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, etc. I'm really not eating much differently than I did pre pregnancy, but I am definitely putting on the pounds. He suggested I start to exercise more so that's what I'm doing. I have a prenatal workout DVD that I really like, and I found out that the hospital where I'm delivering offers free prenatal water aerobics classes so as soon as I find a maternity swimsuit that I like I'll start doing that.

Anyway, here's a bump update. I have had strangers begin to acknowledge my pregnancy so it's making me feel more pregnant and less fat. That and the fact that this baby moves almost constantly! The other night I took a bath and just stared at my stomach the whole time because I could actually see it move up and down as she kicked. It was pretty amazing. I am so in love and so addicted to feeling those kicks!

Oh we also put the crib together last weekend. I LOVE it! It doesn't have a mattress yet, so I'm going to hold off on posting a picture of it until it looks a little more put together. Hopefully we will get a mattress this weekend when we register...yes we're going to register! It's getting more and more real every day!

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  1. Sounds like everything is going great! Nice bump...I don't know about your don't look big at all - you look great!

  2. So glad to read things are going so well! And love the bump!!! And am so jealous your hospital has water aerobics! That's awesome.

    I've been gaining a lot of weight too but only eating when I'm hungry (and then until until I'm not hungry bc it's uncomfortable these days to eat until I'm stuffed) and it's usually very healthy. What DVD are you using? I'd love to try it!

  3. Manni- the DVD is "summer sanders prenatal workout." I've really enjoyed it!