Monday, May 16, 2016

23 Weeks | Shep


So in true 2nd child fashion, I am already lagging behind with blog posts about Shep ; ) The last time I did an update I was only 14 weeks pregnant. Obviously a lot has changed since then so I figured it was time for an update. I guess we can just call this my 2nd trimester update and I'll hopefully get around to doing at least one more in my 3rd trimester ; )

How far along: 23 Weeks

Baby's size: At our 19 week anatomy scan Shep was 11oz and 10in.

Baby's progress: Shep is growing and making his presence a little more known.

Weight gain: I honestly have no idea

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Sleep has been okay. I still have a few nights every once in a while where I don't sleep well.

Gender: BOY! Harrison Shepard "Shep" : )

Movement: At our 19 week anatomy scan we learned that my placenta is anterior which basically means it formed in front of the uterus, not behind it. From a health standpoint it doesn't make much of a difference where the placenta is except that if it continues to stay in front and moves down I could potentially get placenta previa. Thankfully the chances of that are low so I'm not too concerned about it right now. With all that said, since my placenta is in front of my uterus I haven't been able to feel Shep move as much as I would if my placenta was behind my uterus. I feel little flutters every now and then but that's about it.

Best moment this week: Putting together Bennett's big boy bed and really starting to make plans for the boys' shared nursery. I am really excited about them sharing a room (until we move next year).

Looking forward to: SUMMER! 7 days of school left ; ) We have a fun beach/Disney trip planned the first week of June and it will be the perfect way to kick off the summer.

Food cravings: I am still really into salads and anything fruity!

Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing too weird I'm just eating A LOT. My appetite is out of control. It makes me feel good that I am eating (for the most part) healthy foods that I know are helping Shep grow.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope and not a day goes by that I'm not extremely thankful for this easy pregnancy.

Labor signs: No

What I miss: My bellybutton not sticking out!!! I can't believe how early it has "popped" this time around. I know it's superficial but it really does get on my nerves.

Symptoms: I literally don't feel pregnant..at all. Besides my growing belly I have zero symptoms. It's so strange!

Things that suck: Having to get dressed for work. I am officially done with non-maternity pants and I'm pretty much living in cotton dresses. I can't wait to be on summer break and where all the comfy clothes ; )

Things that don't suck: Making it to the halfway point (and beyond) of this pregnancy! I can't believe how fast it is going by.

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