Can you believe I’m already 23 weeks pregnant?! Can you believe I’m only 23 weeks pregnant?!! This is my irrational pregnancy brain talking. One minute I feel like I just learned I was pregnant, the next moment I can’t believe it’s still August and I’m not due until December.
How I’m Feeling
I think there’s only one way to describe how I’m feeling: pregnant! My stomach is big and sometimes gets in the way. Okay, it gets in the way all the time. But I love my pregnant belly, despite the way it hinders me. My baby boy is growing in there and I can’t help but stop and stare at in in awe whenever I get the chance.
I don’t know if you can tell, but my belly has sleep lines on it in this picture, as it was taken immediately after a nap. Most nights I sleep well, but there are some nights when I just can’t get comfortable no matter what I do. I toss from one side to the other, wishing I could just lie flat on my back and relieve the tension in my shoulders and hips. Last night was one of those nights, so by the time I put Meghan down for her nap, I was practically falling asleep myself.
Other than the days after nights I don’t sleep well, I have a good amount of energy. I’m still feeling that second trimester burst that came after feeling so exhausted most of my first trimester. I’ve still been walking, doing my pregnancy workout DVDs, and light strength training.
What’s Going on with my Body
According to Your Pregnancy Week by Week, Baby Bean is about a pound and around 8 inches long. I can tell, as my stomach is continuing to grow.
It’s clear that there are still hormonal changes going on as I experience a full spectrum of emotions. I feel like everything is intensified. From strong feelings of overwhelming love for Meghan and Tim at random times, to tears and sadness stemming from simple comments, I feel it all.
I’m excited for all that’s coming with planning the nursery, getting supplies, and buying new baby things. I have a lot of the big things from Meghan, so we don’t don’t have to make any big purchases, but the small things will be fun to choose. Starting that process will make having two children seem all the more real. I’ll keep you updated as we choose nursery items, etc. Let the fun begin!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!