Pregnancy Update - 23 Weeks (Name Announcement :)

Week: 23. (Approximately 17 weeks, or 120 days, to go!)

Due date: November, 28.

Symptoms: I think I'm starting to feel better. Finally! Still have heartburn, nausea, cramps, and back pain sometimes but not nearly as bad as before.

Feeling: Excited! But still worried. I feel like I won't truly relax until the baby is nearing full term... Maybe not until she's born and I hold her and see for myself that she is healthy.

Cravings: I had this craving for ice cream the other night. Steven ran to 7 Eleven at midnight, isn't he sweet? ^_^

Aversions: Fish, poop... Anything with a strong odor makes me gag lol.

Sleep: I started taking Unisom again. I just was not sleeping AT ALL so I really have to, but even a half a pill makes me feel groggy the next day. :(

Health: Good. All of my tests have come back good so far, though I have to get some more next week.

Exercise: Walking and keeping pretty active, at least compared to how I was until recently!

Labor signs: No. My cramps are still there, but not too bad.

Baby's size: A bit more than 11 inches and a 1 pound. (A large mango!)

Weight gain: Still at around 30 pounds. And hopefully won't gain much more. =/

Movement: Baby is still super active. :) But I'm kind of scared because if she feels so strong now at 1 pound, what will the kicks feel like at 6?!

Stretchmarks: Just the ones my hips from Kaylee, but I feel like they are darker.

Gender: Girl!!!

Names: It's pretty much official... Her name is going to be Brynna Rose. <3

BabyCenter update: Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.

Other stuff: Kaylee likes to sing and talk to the baby and feel her kick in response. So cute. :) Steven has been getting into daddy preparation mode, worrying about if the carpet is clean enough for a baby or if we should replace it and stuff like that lol. I've been researching cloth diapers 24/7, I'm thinking I really want to do cloth this time around. I also need to start looking into buying baby gear... We have some of Kaylee's things but we need a double stroller, infant car seat, baby swing, and a few other things. I don't want to leave it all to the last minute, that will be too expensive. Plus I CAN NOT WAIT to start buying baby stuff, I get giddy just thinking about it! We still have all of Kaylee's clothes, so we don't really need clothes, but I'm sure I won't be able to resist getting at least a few outfits. ;)

I haven't taken any pics this week but for previous belly and ultrasound pic, go here.


Ahhh!! Such a beautiful name!!!

I'm so glad you are doing better, Camille. I will keep you in my prayers! :)
Clairejustine said…
Arr lovely name,glad to hear your feeling better,how lovely of Steven to go fetch you ice cream at midnight :)
Millie said…
You must feel amazing!Am so happy for you and what a cute name!!Love it!
Carole said…
Great. I do like the name, sounds a bit Welsh? And Rose is lovely. Have a good week
Pamela said…
I love the name! glad you are feeling better - hopefully the worst is over,
Party Of Four said…
LOVE her name!! Beautiful! Secondly, I love how you have an aversion to poop. lol I do to ;) And I'm not pregnant. haha it made me chuckle, but I get it.
Anna said…
I love her name, so lovely!

Glad you are doing well!
AudreyN said…
Beautiful name! Have you tried Tylenol pm? That worked pretty well for me and I wasn't groggy the next day
rebecca said…
The name is really cute! Love it. So did they push you back another week or is this still the same from last time? I remember we were right next to each other. I can't remember. But yea, if you are feeling a very active baby right now, I can't imagine what it will be like when it gets to around birth weight. I'm still not feeling anything. Except this week I started to feel those little flutters here and there. Crazy how there is no kicking yet
Mom of A and a said…
what a lovely name! Congratulations on having a girl!!
Birth is always exciting ~ sending you healing energy ~ great post ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)
Shayna said…
Congratulations! My little girl was very active early and kept it up! I felt like a punching bag for months! Oh well, just a memory now!
Got to love a hubby who will do the sweet craving run! Thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday :-)

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