How far along? 23 weeks
Symptoms? Constipation, crampy aching feet, swelling from heat
Maternity clothes? Yes
Nursery Purchases? None this week
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep? Yes, please! No naps required however
Best moment this week? Spending time with my dad
Movement? Some days are more active than others. Sometimes this worries me a bit. Then I always try to recall when the usual active periods are, and I can never pin point them. I'm so used to baby being active with periods of inactivity, that when I have days where I don't feel much it seems more noticeable.
Food cravings? Nothing really
What I miss? Nothing
What I'm looking forward to? Starting birthing classes
Emotions?Nothing really stands out. I've been pretty focused at work, so at least the attention span is getting better, as is the pregnancy fog.
Saturday and Sunday I spent with my dad on kind of a "father/daughter football weekend". Saturday we drove up to South Bend to catch a Notre Dame Football game, and then drove back home. Then Sunday we went to a Colts game.
It wasn't exactly ideal football weather. Considering it is now October, temps in the 80's were setting record breaking highs. So, 7 hours in the car, plus 6-8 hours walking and standing around in the heat, not so great for a pregnant woman. This is the first time I experienced any swelling in my hands. Once we got back to the car, and started to cool off, I was back to normal.
All I can say is, thank God I wasn't very pregnant in the heat of this summer!
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