Week 23

Waving goodbye to another hectic week in the life of Maria!

We had another prenatal visit with the midwives, and scheduled the rest of my appointments all the way out to the day they close. When the nurse went to listen to Beeb’s heartbeat she asked me if he was kicking in there, I told her she would know when he was kicking because they were pretty strong; sure enough right after I said that he nearly kicked the Doppler off my belly. That was a pretty standard visit, they asked if I had any questions, I surely did but, since I never write them down, at the moment I didn’t. Of course after I left I had a few pop up about some articles I read about natural births, birthing positions, preventing tearing, etc. So I have those articles saved and made notes for my next appointment.

I’m starting to believe that Ollie thinks the baby is his!

How I’ve been feeling:

Very, VERY, stressed out. Between working and school, I have been a frazzled mess, with a series of emotional breakdowns in between. We’re going to blame horomones and my “the sky is falling” mentality for that one. I don’t like putting our personal business out there in much detail, so I won’t get too into it, I think the problem is mostly me jumping to worst case scenario.

This momma has also taken quite a few kicks to what I believe is my cervix and let me just tell you, that is probably the most bizarre feeling on the planet. I apologize in advance for the visual I’m about to give, but this is the best way for me to explain it; it is like having a tampon not be inserted correctly. I’m still having to do weird yoga poses not only for my burning thigh now, but for the kicks to the cervix, at this point I think I would rather take a few hits to my bladder (until it causes me to pee myself).

How baby is doing:

Great! He kicks away all day and night! I am finding it hard to believe how active he is, but of course I’ve never experienced anything like this, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect! I definitely wish I could see what he’s doing in there all day long though. He should be just over a foot tall now, and weigh about 1 1/4 pounds! Although, I have gained just over 20 pounds so far, so I’m thinking he might already be getting chunky! My belly also measures at 24 inches!

That’s all I really have to talk about in this update though! Thanks for popping by! Until next time! xx

P. S. I’m still working on perfecting the blog design.

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