Tuesday, March 4, 2008

23 weeks

Things that I have been meaning to blog about:

Light bulbs - Photobucket Did you know that at week 22 a baby can see light. Weird to think about being that there (hopefully) is not light switch in my uterus. I read an article that talked about women/couples putting a flash light on the belly for the baby to see. I have not tried this yet but I really want to (yes I know the harmful affects of rays – so don’t post anything about that- it’s just so fascinating)

Heartbeats – Photobucketapparently some can hear the heartbeats if you put your ear to the belly around 22-25 weeks – there is contradicting guidelines.

Thank you for those that commented on my blog about my Me’s. It was nice not to receive a flogging.

Weight gain Scale– Apparently Mini will be doing some growing double time for the duration of my pregnancy. Let’s hope it’s just Mini and not me. I am already a big girl, I just want to be healthy.

Sciatic Nerve – Yes, It’s making its presence known. It’s very irritated at me on my left hip/butt cheek area. I walk around some days with my hand pushing on it – Other days – its non-existent. Weird

caffiene Because I am a dork (basically) and I wanted to see which was least bad for me. (Because BOY do I really want a Sweet Tea or a Coke haven't had any in a while) I googled “which has less caffeine: tea or coke”. Then I googled “which has less sugar tea or coke”. (If anyone is curious I found
this: Basically Coffee has the most caffeine, then Tea (I’m not talking health anti-oxidant green tea- I’m talking Sweet TAY people-you know the kind Britney is good at makin!), then a Coke. But in the sugar department, it seems that Coke has the most because it is the most uncontrollable. Although at a fast food restaurant where I would get the Sweet Tay – I would say that the sugars probably rival each other. Choices Choices Choices….

Cooking cooking- Thing is usually a very simple and easy task for me. I have always enjoyed cooking and am not that bad at it either. Until NOW. I have burned more stuff this week than i have ever in my lifetime. First was the break'n bake cookies, then came chicken, now last nights stirfry.



Sleeping sleep– uhm that has changed a bit. I was making it through the night w/o peeing – Now I am back to waking up to pee. Usually around 4AM. The alarm clocks go off at 5AM. This leaves little time to get back to sleep but, If I do get back to sleep, I don’t wake up until ~8AM – because our alarm clocks have decided to not use the Dual option alarm. (We have one of those smart alarm clocks that has 2 alarms- E’s works at 5- mine has decided to stop this week)

It still amazes me what people (who do not know you Photobucket) will ask you when they find out you are pregnant but not before they make sure to get in their belly rub in. If I know you ask away – but If you are a stranger on the street…. REALLY ? Do you plan on breastfeeding? Daycare or SAHM? How much weight have you put on? Are you sure there is only one? Natural or Epidural? Once they found out it’s a boy – Oh, Girls are more fun to dress up.
These are all things that have been said to me ion the past 2 weeks – Really! We have a dr’s appointment Thursday. I am sure it will be uneventful (or I hope so). I am curious to hear what the M.F.M dr told my Dr – if anything.

19 comments:

Baby Deux! said...

Some people are just plain stupid and need to keep their pie holes shut. :o)

Marcy "meg" said...

Happy 23 weeks! And YES people do say some weird stuff....

JJ said...

Happy 23 weeks! Wow...seems like just yesterday you got the BFP!

seussgirl said...

Only once a night? I'm up to 3 or 4 some nights. I just consider it practice for nighttime feedings. :)
And, I'm sorry, but I'm not even really comfortable with people I know asking the breastfeeding questions.
good luck with the appt. this week!

Chas said...

Only one person tried to touch my belly the entire time I was pregnant. I think I give off a "don't touch me" vibe.

tryingin2007 said...

I have found pure joy in caffeine free coke! only occasionally though. it is such a treat. :)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YAY for 23 weeks! I'm with you on the not sleeping thing. Apparently, it's supposed to get better, but I'm not holding my breath. :)

lady in waiting said...

Thank you so much for the anji link - I bought the second trimester and already gave a listen, and I love it. Thank you for helping!

Congrats on 23 weeks. I love reading about your little week by week pregnancy tidbits :)

Cibele said...

Happy 23 weeks!!!

It is just amazing what people say/ask.
you're up only omce a might? I am up every hour

Enjoy this time, for me the 23-28 weeks was the best time of my pregnancy thusfar

My_Herstory said...

'Grats on your 23 weeks! Lol, sleeeeep, must have sleeeeep! I switched my pop treat to caffeine free diet pepsi, I'm a pepsi girl!
Yep, ppl say the oddest things, and they always have so much advice! hehe. I read a site (pregnancy for dummies, discovery health I think), and it gave the top ten pregnancy myths(things people tell you), it was cute.
Good luck with the apointment!

chicklet said...

Go for the coke, go go go! Coke always rules:-)

Kathy V said...

Well glad Mini is hangin in there. People can be so cruel and nebby about stuff that is non of their business. I think I am going to go to the online store and get one of those shirts that says if you didn't help put the baby in there then you cannot touch the belly. I will wear it every day if I get to that point.

Sorry to hear about dinner and desert. Hope all continues to go well.

Searching said...

Woohoo!! I love it when my friends hit the 23 mark. I can breathe a sigh of relief. I can also very much picture what cutie Mini looks like right now. :) Congrats!

Mel said...

congrats on 23 weeks!!
girl, you know i'd lose my mind without my SWEET TAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sara said...

It's always amazing what strangers will do to pregnant women..Crazy crazy. I love the fact about the baby seeing light! That's what you call being able to flash your baby some love :-) All right..I'm a complete cheeseball!

Barb said...

Can I just say that I thoroughly enjoy your fun, conversational style of writing? I bet you talk just like you write.

Cheers! :)

lub said...

Great blog! 23 is my lucky number so this is going to be a great week for us! I see women drinking diet coke and sometimes think- maybe I'll splurge- but then I think if I had one- I would be hooked! I agree- people are ruthless- even the bitchy nurse called me crazy for not finding out the sex of my baby. And rub my belly? Yeah if I can rub yours back! I hope you have a very non-eventful dr's appt tomorrow.

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

i love your "random" posts b/c we really think a lot a like. i will be 16 weeks on friday! you are always about 2 months ahead of me so i look forward to seeing what you have to say. :)

Wordgirl said...

I had an experience once where I was just fake pregnant -- for a halloween party -- and people STILL were drawn to it...

very very weird...

thinking of you...

Pam