23 Weeks!

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 Pregnancy Update: 

How far along? 23 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Grapefruit!

Total weight gain:  About 8 – 9 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope.  I’m still using bio oil at the moment.

Symptoms:  A lot of stretching going on around my belly.  Sometimes I feel like my belly button is about to pop.

Sleep:  Pretty good.  I only wake up once to go pee in the middle of the night.

Best moment this week:  My hubby taking me to our favourite french restaurant where I enjoyed a silky, buttery seared sea bass over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and local vegetables.  He had the moules et frites!  I worked on his fries after I devoured my meal.  hehe. 😉  We also bought our change table as well.  Another thing to check off our list. =)

Worst moment of the week:  I woke up in the middle of the night this week with major cramps.  I was in the fetal position for about 15 minutes before the pain went away.  She was also moving a ton that night so I’m thinking either my uterus was stretching like mad or it was gas (TMI?).

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  I miss running.  I’m currently coaching track at school and want to run with the kids so bad.  Instead, I simply demonstrate proper running form and constantly yell ‘keep going’ & ‘run run run.’

Movement:  Tons!  Especially when I hit the pillow to go to sleep.  I honestly don’t mind the kicking at all.  It’s comforting to know she’s having a good time in there and is active.  However, its when she kicks me near my girly parts that makes me jump out of my seat!  lol.

Food Cravings:  Orange juice, smoothies, tropical fruit (I ate 4 gigantic mangoes this week all by myself), apples, wow…I guess I’m craving fruits lately.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes.  No longer look like I was only carrying extra holiday weight. 😉

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!

Looking forward to:  getting a registry started and gearing up for the nursery.

Leather Jacket

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Sunny days in Autumn calls for a good leather jacket.  You don’t have to worry about it getting wet and its warm enough for the slightly chilly but sunny weather we’re currently experiencing in Vancouver.  Two more days till the long weekend!  Yipee! =)

A glimpse of Autumn

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It was one of those typical Vancouver days where you get all dressed up with sunny weather in mind and then you walk outside only to meet clouds and a light drizzle.  Oh well, this is just getting me ready for whats to come in the Fall.  So I went back home, exchanged my sandals for combat boots and my denim jacket for a leather one.  Twisted my hair into a messy bun and was out the door.  Not too shabby for a quick summer to fall transition eh?