How far along: 23 Weeks
How big is the baby: Baby boy is the length of a bittermelon-about 11.25 inches (depending on which info you go by). One app said grapefuit. An 11 inch grapefruit?!?! Side note: What does one do with a bittermelon?Weight gain: About 15 pounds
Doctor/Medical/Body Stuff: I think I officially have the pregnancy waddle. I don't mean to do it. Suddenly I find myself doing it and I try to stop, but I can't. And if I have to go to the bathroom (for the 54th time that day)? I feel like a whale as I waddle there!Clothes: I heart maternity tank tops
Movement: I feel him quite a bit throughout the day! Especially when I am sitting or laying. Nothing you can view from the outside yet though.
Food/Aversions: I've really been digging on frozen yogurt. Which is silly because it has been so freezing cold here.
What I miss: Sleeping well.
What I am looking forward to: Starting to put our nursery ideas into place. There are so many ideas swimming around in my head! I have waited a long time to decorate a baby's room! I love this! Thank goodness for Pinterest. It helps me gather my thoughts and pinpoint exactly what we are going to do.
Baby Projects: This weekend we (meaning Adam, my BIL, and FIL...not me) started building a closet in the baby's room. My dad helped by designing the room for us on Auto CAD. That was the first step before we could do anything else. When we remodeled our master bedroom, we stole the closet from that room. So now it is time to make a closet!
Pearls From the Preschool: I told my students I was pregnant on Wednesday when we came back to school. I wanted to wait until after break so it didn't seem like so long for them. After about 4,587 questions, I decided maybe January was still early! :) They were hilarious though. I don't think I could have pretended much longer anyway. The morning we got back one of my girls didn't say anything but spent the entire snack time looking at my belly, looking at my face, looking at my belly, looking at my face. It was like she knew something was up, but wasn't quite sure! The rest of the week randomly throughout the day:
"Miss Stephanie! What about your baby?"
"He's still inside."
"Miss Stephanie! Did you feel your baby move?"
"Ummm....actually I don't think so in the 20 minutes you were out of the room."
And so on and so forth...but they are SO cute and so excited! The excitement is infectious!Oh! And This: I honestly have the best and most supportive husband ever. This baby boy is so lucky to have such a loving and caring father. He takes care of me and doesn't complain even a little when I am a bear to sleep with and ask him to pick up stuff all the time from the floor (I CAN pick it up, but I don't always like to). You might think your husband is awesome. But Adam is the best. Ever.
This is the view from the master bedroom. You can see the white part that used to be the closet for the baby's room. But we drywalled over that door and made that whole area part of our bedroom.
Before: this room was the guest room and then started to be the baby dumping ground
Framing it up