Tuesday, August 17, 2010

23 Week Update

How Far Along? 23 weeks

Maternity Clothes? I went on a shopping spree today! I got 2 great pairs of under-the-belly black work pants (I hate the belly panel!). I got one pair of the Heidi Klum brand ones that are a skinny fit (and they were only $40!) and the second pair is just Thyme maternity brand, with more of a bootcut/flare . Both are perfect for going back to work in a week and a half! eeek! I also bought 3 new shirts at a non-maternity store. But they are longer fitting shirts so they won't ride up, because I am frequently dealing with the bare-belly peeking out from under my t-shirts these days! I don't think it's too appropriate for work! I'm really happy with my purchases! I'm going to give hubs a fashion show and get him to take some pics and I'll post them! I haven't worn anything but work out clothes and comfy clothes all summer since I'm off!

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? No troubles sleeping unless I get a heartburn attack!

Best Moment of the Week? Buying cute maternity stuff was fun! It was also great coming back from Miami (even though it cleared up and because beautiful for the 2nd half of our week) and picking up Cosmo from my parents! I missed my little guy!

Movement? Lots! But I get nervous when I don't feel it for a while. Mostly I don't notice it unless I'm sitting still. If I'm moving around I don't notice movement at all.

Food Cravings? Wood-oven thin crust pizza from the Italian restos in Sobe! Yummmm!

Gender? Girl! But I've had several people ask me when my "son" is due! Apparently I'm carrying like its a boy??? Not sure what to think of this wives tale? Anyone believe this stuff? I'm nervous that now I'm all set on girl and then its going to turn out to be a boy! Afterall the tech wasn't 10000% sure it was a girl! Maybe the wee-wee was hiding???

What I miss? Not having heartburn (or diarrhea...for more details see yesterday's post...but beware of TMI!)

What I'm looking forward to? V-DAY!!! Viability that is! And my 24 week appt next Tuesday!

Weekly Wisdom: Maalox causes diarrhea. Heartburn sucks, but diarrhea sucks too. And also that maternity clothes aren't ALL ugly!

Milestones: No biggies this week.

Emotions: Pretty good. My freak outs have been minimal (except for in Miami when it was raining and I was going nuts!) Starting to get the nesting instinct. And its scaring me. I don't want to get ahead of myself! When did anyone else start planning/buying/decorating for baby? Or when do you plan to? I don't want to get all ready and excited and then have something go wrong!

A few Q's for anyone who may have thought about this stuff:

  • What stroller do you like? I'm debating between uppababy vista and Orbit G2. Are these more expensive ones worth it or does Graco do the trick?

  • Thoughts on Baby Bjorn?

  • Dutallier Gliders? Worth the big bucks or just get a cheaper one? Any recommendations?

And here are some 22.5 week belly pics from when we were in Miami last week. Ignore my stupid looking facial expressions and post-ocean hair!



  1. You look amazing and I am SO jealous of your tan!

  2. Holy shit, you are one HOT mama! Your tan is awesome! I'm so jealous, I'm so pale because I haven't had much of a chance to be out in the sun this year :(

    We bought the Orbit G2 and although we haven't used it yet obviously, I love love love it already. It's so nice looking and the wheels turn really smooth. And I love all the different attachments -- the bassinet, carseat and stroller seat. It's super easy to fold up, you can do it with one hand. It also won't be too heavy to lift in and out of the car when I'm by myself. Another good one is the Bugaboo Cameleon. We had a tough time picking between the 2!

  3. You look too stinkin cute! I would love to see a pic of the Heidi Klum pants...great find!

  4. You look awesome! I've been avoiding the sun - I had on our friends kids SPF 50 and still managed to burn! My skin turned super sensitive.

    Can't wait to see your fashion show!

  5. Wow you look fantastic!!!
    Glad you are happy with the purchases, I had fun when I went maternity clothes shopping too =)

  6. You look great!! Well I'm carrying higher than you and apparently I'm having a boy. So if lower is suppose to mean a boy for wives tale then both of us are wrong! :) I wouldn't worry about it. I had alot of people guess the gender on how I was carrying and well half of them were wrong! :)

  7. First, you look AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    I didn't get a chance to comment on your last post, but I wanted to encourage you to talk to your doc again about the heartburn meds. You cannot go through the next 17 weeks with heartburn and/or diarrhea every day! After trying tums, malox, pepcid, etc. my doc finally gave me a prescription for Protonix-- it has made all of the difference in the world!!

    On to the fun stuff...

    I've heard fantastic things about the Uppababy! I have two Peg Perego strollers (the Skate and the PlikoP3) and I love them both for different reasons. The Skate is an all day, "city" stroller-- it's heavy and bulky, but it glides and steers like a dream. However, it would be a nightmare to take in and out of the car all day while running errands in suburbia...so we also bought the PlikoP3.

    The Baby Bjorn-- I keep hearing all of this stuff about it being bad for baby's hips, the way it suspends them. Not sure if that's true, but we decided to go with the Moby Wrap instead.

    We bought a Best Chair (Storytime Series) glider and ottoman. Similar price range as the Dutallier. Love it!!

    I definitely think it's time to start shopping-- we started right after we found out the sex!

  8. Your belly looks so, so cute! Love you in your bikini!!

    I'm glad the weather got better in Miami!

  9. You are so cute and tan! My friend has the orbit and it's awesome. The only complaint she has is that it's heavy, but I guess it depends on how much you have to carry it up stairs or load it in a car. It's awesome because it's all in one and super easy to use. I wish it came as a twin stroller :)