How far along: 23 Weeks
Total Weight Gained: I considered standing on Mum’s scales this afternoon, but I haven’t managed it yet!! Hoping my walking will help keep some extra pounds off.
Maternity Clothes: Indeed.
Stretch Marks: I don’t think so. Possibly just one little mark on my tummy but could be an old one. Not stretched as yet.
Sleep: I’m finding ear plugs useful at the moment. I seem to be sleeping very lightly and Steve’s heavy breathing and snoring is not very restful.
Best Moment of the Week: Booking a few days away in Scotland. It’s for Steve’s work, but Joel and I are going too, and bump!! Steve and I went to Bruges when expecting Joel. I’m hoping for a bit of a rest but it may not be quite like that!! But at least it’ll be different.
Movement: Lots and lots. I sat and watched my tummy jiggling about of its own accord last night!! Some very firm kicks to my left side.
Food Cravings: We went to a carvery on Sunday and I had equal parts of roast pork and crackling!! Very naughty and bad really, but I really loved the crackling and could have just eaten a plate of it. I don’t know whether that’s a craving or just me wanting the grossness that is crackling but yummy!! Oh and I am loving Braeburn apples at the moment.
Gender: He’s a baby boy!!
Belly Button: Same as last week.
What I miss: I’ve not really missed much this week. Maybe that’s because I had half a glass of white wine last night!
What I’m looking forward to: Having a few days away. My next midwife appointment. Finishing work!! Oh, and Christmas!!
Milestones: 23 weeks is a milestone. By the end of this week baby is officially viable 🙂 Obviously you don’t want the baby to actually come that early, but its a tiny bit more reassuring to know that Dr’s will try to save him if he does.