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Diary Of A Pregnant Gal || Week 23

Vest: Aeropostle (Similar)
Flannel: Old Navy (Similar)
Purse: Target (Similar)
Boots: Old
Necklace: Gifted

Due Date | March 12th, 2015

Gender | BOY!

Name | Maddox Brian Mills

Size | Baby is a little over a pound and about to double his weight in the next 4 weeks! According to "" I may too...

Feeling | I'm feeling anxious! I'm enjoying every moment of pregnancy, but I'm so anxious for March to get here. I have this overwhelming urge to meet Maddox. I just want to start snuggling him, smell is baby smell, smother him in kisses, pinch his (hopefully) chubby thighs. I'm just so in love! I am trying to be conscience about slowing down time in my head and soaking up these moments because there is lots of more fun to come. Completing the nursery, baby showers, a bigger belly, etc.

Hormones | I did cry several times last week (poor Jon), but I feel like they all have justified reasons. Commercials with pitiful children, my husband having a hard day, forgetting silly things... Oh hormones. Also, I've been struggling with my dogs lately. I made a statement on Facebook that pregnancy hormones made me despise my dogs. Despise may have been too harsh of a word, but I do feel differently towards them. Turns out a lot of women feel that way. For one I'm nesting like crazy and the dog hair isn't helping my cleaning sprees. Second, they sense the baby in my belly so they are always under my feet or wanting to lay their heads right in my lap if I sit down. I hadn't realized that before so I'm actually finding that adorable. And three, they really needed a good grooming so they were starting to stink and it made my stomach churn. Turns out that two out of three can be forgiven or fixed so we're all good in the neighborhood. But they will go from being mommies babies to second runners up to Maddox. It's reality.

Workouts | I did run a 5k through Christmas Lights. (That's the only reason I signed up). That was my first run since becoming pregnant... Eeek! It wasn't easy, but not as difficult as I had anticipated. Thank goodness I'm still here to talk about it :)

Weight | +10lbs. And I feel every pound.

Body | It's growing! I feel more of a connection to my body than ever before. It's a really neat experience to feel Maddox's movement and also know his schedule right now. I know when he sleeps and around what time he wakes up. I know what makes him kick more. I love being connected to my little man.

Clothing | The usual, maternity jeans, leggings and dresses.
Sleep | I'm sleeping well, just differently. I can't sleep on my stomach anymore and I have to prop myself up with my Bumpnest just so, but I sleep great and Maddox wakes me up around 6am each morning with a swift kick or two fifty.

Appetite | I feel as if my appetite has actually decreased. I'm eating small meals pretty frequently, but I'm not starving always like I was before. We did go out for Buffalo Wild Wings last week. #cantstopwontstop

Nursery | The painting is done, minus the closet, and the carpets have been cleaned. I am in love with the color and I can see his room coming together wonderfully! I've bought some window treatments and furniture that will be arriving this week to start transforming the room even more. Progress :)

Missing | My mommy. She only lives an hour and a half away, but it's just enough that we don't see each other as often as I prefer. She is coming down on Friday to take me out and help me register at Target. Where else would you recommend registering?

Fun Fact | I am running out to buy a standard stethoscope because I learned I can now hear his heartbeat whenever I want with one rather than waiting for a doctor's appointment with the use of a Doppler. I may just go to sleep every night to that precious sound.

Best Moment of The Week | My sister-in-law, niece, and one nephew were all able to feel Maddox kick them. It was so neat to watch my nephew (11yrs old) get bug-eyed over feeling his kick. Luckily Maddox always puts on a good show for family members and I'm grateful for that.

Next Apt. | November 20th for my glucose test.

Earlier weeks:
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Week 11          Week 16
Week 12          Week 17
Week 13          Week 18 
Week 14          Week 20 & 21

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11 comments on "Diary Of A Pregnant Gal || Week 23"
  1. Looking fabulous gurlie! And a 5k run through Christmas lights?! I'm not a runner, but sign me up for that :)

  2. glad to hear your updates!! that 5k sounds like fun!

  3. OMG girl you look amazing!!! That 5k sounds amazing! I can't believe you did a 5k while pregnant... I think I'd pass out!

    <3, Pamela

  4. Aw so sweet!! You should register at Babies-R-Us! They have some super cute clothes!!

  5. Could you be any more gorgeous??? And good for you for running a 5k!

  6. Wow. good for you for running! And i can't wait to see his nursery!

  7. Get it girl! I seriously can't wait to see the nursery! I know it's going to look amazing :)

  8. that lipstick! you look killer, girl. Keep rocking!

  9. A 5k through Christmas lights sounds so fun!! You go mama for running that thing with Maddox!

  10. Can't wait to see the nursery! You look great!


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