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Week 23

Lindsey Koetje —  June 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

Week 23 23 Weeks

How far along?  23 Weeks
Size of Baby:  Grapefruit
Total weight gain/loss: I think I’m still at about 5 lbs.
Maternity clothes?  Normally I am in all maternity clothes, but the dress in the pic happens to be a pre pregnancy dress that still fits!  Yay for shopping in my closet 🙂
Sleep:  I’m doing well with it this week.  I have found out that my parents mattress is way better than mine!
Best moment this week:  Spending the weekend with my mom.  We went fabric shopping, went to see my grandmother, and spent hours just talking.  I love that I am now close enough to go spend some time with her when Wes is really busy at work.
Miss Anything? I know it is silly because it is still so early and I have quite a ways to go, however I am starting to miss bending easily.  I have to repaint my toes because they look awful after the sand and waves did a number on them but I am dreading it since bending is uncomfortable that I haven’t done it yet.  I wasn’t planning to do a pedicure until later on when it was impossible to do my toes not just uncomfortable but doable.  However, I’m starting to rethink that and I may go treat myself soon!
Movement: Baby is moving everyday and I think I may have seen my belly bulge at one point.  It was in my peripheral vision and once I started staring baby didn’t cooperate but I think the visual of movement may be starting! 🙂
Food cravings: bread!  I love it and can eat it at every meal!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not this week
Gender prediction:  Thinking it is probably a boy.  As I was praying over the baby this week I got a very clear vision of me baby wearing a little boy at church.  We shall see!
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms:  major low back and hip pain, peeing often, and a very hearty appetite… I think my feet are starting to swell if I stand too long too
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  My energy has been up for the most part and I have been able to get things accomplished!
Looking forward to:  Hearing our baby at our appt this week!  I know it is something that we have been able to hear since week 9 but it is still so exciting and I love it every time! 🙂

Week 22

Lindsey Koetje —  June 2, 2013 — Leave a comment

IMG_6742 Week 22 Board Simba and Week 22 Board


How far along?  22 Weeks
Size of Baby:  Papaya
Total weight gain/loss: about 5 lbs.
Maternity clothes?  Yep, fully in maternity wear out in public since non-maternity is snug and short!
Sleep:  For the most part, it is working.  There was one night that I woke up at about 4:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep.  I am happy that my body and Simba are starting to let me nap!
Best moment this week:  It is very basic, but I loved Sunday afternoon!  Wes no longer has youth in the evenings so when church is done about noon, he is done for the day.  So we went home, I took a nap while he played with Simba and worked.  We then walked into town and had some great discussions!  It was just a relaxing and wonderful Sunday with my love!
Miss Anything? My energy on a consistent basis!  I have learned and seen a cycle that when I feel great I do a lot and then my body takes about 2 days to recover with no energy and headaches.  I need to start pacing myself so I can stop this cycle.
Movement: Baby is moving so much and getting so much stronger!  Baby likes to either think my bladder is a trampoline or kicks on one spot consistently causing me to be sore.  I think baby is bruising me from the inside, but I still love it since that means baby is getting so much stronger!  Baby is also moving more and more with each passing day!
Food cravings: strawberries
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I hate my vitamins!  They don’t make me sick but just feel crappy.  I take them at night so I can sleep through it but the nights I can’t get to sleep it comes up on me and delays sleep even longer.
Gender prediction:  No strong feelings this week.
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms:  Constantly peeing, leaking milk, and major low back and hip pain
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  I have been feeling really good and the kicks are getting so strong that every time I feel baby I get a huge smile and just talk to him/her.
Looking forward to:  Fabric shopping with my mom!  We are making the baby bedding and started looking at fabrics a few weeks ago but we are heading to the biggest fabric store in the area and I am so excited to get started with things for the nursery!