Sunday, May 13, 2012

Baby Minnie: 23 Weeks!

Happy Mother's Day!  I had a fabulous weekend, and a really great day, but I figured an update about my pregnancy with Baby Minnie was LONG overdue!

  • How far along: 23 weeks!
  • Size of baby: She's about 9 inches long and 1.5 pounds.
  • Total weight gain/loss: I've lost 3 pounds since my first prenatal appointment.  But that was after Christmas and our Disney Vacation!
  • Maternity clothes: Um yes.  I'm not one of those people that can or tries to cram into non-maternity clothes!
  • Gender: Girl!
  • Movement: She moves a lot!  Any time that I actually take a second to sit down, she is moving all over the place. And she is moving all over, not just in one spot.
  • What I miss: Energy.  Comfortable sleep.  Wine?  Is that bad?
  • Sleep: Well, my husband let me sleep in for Mother's Day, so I slept pretty well last night!  I also sneak in naps while the kids do so I can catch up!
  • Symptoms: I apparently have pregnancy induced carpal tunnel?  I had no idea it existed, but according to my doctor, it's pretty common.  So my hands just go numb sometimes.  I wear a brace when I sleep at night.  Although, I apparently wake up in the middle of the night (unknowingly) and take the brace off sometimes?
  • Best Moment this week: Wyatt and Reese love to give their little sister hugs, and Hudson has started pointing to my belly and saying, "Baby!  Baby!"
  • What I am looking forward to: Maybe coming to an agreement about her name soon? I feel like we might both be pretty hard headed with our top picks :). Hudson didn't have a name until pretty late in my pregnancy with him, and Reese didn't have a middle name until the night before she was born...and then we changed it! I'm also going to have to schedule a hospital tour for us soon.  A new hospital opened last summer, and that's where this little girl will be born.  I guess it will be good for me to know where the OR, the maternity ward, and the nursery are!
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  1. I had pregnancy carpal tunnel with all three of my kids. So sorry to hear you've got it! If I remember correctly, it's because pregnant women retain so much water and have extra blood/fluids running through them, it actually compresses the nerves in the wrist area. It gets better soon after birth, though!
    You're such a "glowing" pregnant lady!

  2. You look fantastic! I bet you will pick out a precious name!

  3. Visiting from Kelly's! You look great! I am due with #3 this August. Our fist 2 kids are similar ages (Jan 07 and Sept 08) I have 2 girls, but #3 is a surprise!

  4. Visiting from Kelly's linky party...

    You look great and I came to visit to read about how you do it with 3 at home and one on the way... I pray for 4 kids, but we'll see what happens!

  5. Here from Kelly's! Congrats on your baby girl! I had to stop in--I am due in July, but my birthday is September 6, so you stood out! Great month :) Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy! :)

  6. Just stopping by from Kelly's Korner. I'm due with baby #2 (a boy this time!) on Sept 5th. Congratulations on your baby girl!