Week 23: Bumps & Wiggles
- Affirmations: Leg cramps, heart palpitations, discomfort
- Emotions: Happy
- Gender: Boy
- Names: We’ve been calling him by his first name a lot more now. 🙂
- Baby size: Estimated just over a pound and the size of a large mango. 11.5″ long.
- To do: Work on transitioning nursery and organizing closets. Looking online at story time schedules, summer reading programs, swim lessons, and other fun summer programs for our toddler to keep us busy with fun as we wait for baby’s arrival!
- Movement felt: Constant and for long enough each time that others can feel. More movements across my belly – kicking on one side and then on the other side simultaneously.
- Cravings: None. Eating healthier and not as hungry all the time.
- Aversions: Yogurt.
- Workouts this week: Treadmill run, movement games while teaching preschool, walks around neighborhood, planning to run an 8k on Saturday!
- Crazy dreams and sleep patterns: lots of dreams about painting. Falling asleep easily these days and mostly staying asleep.
- Best moments this week: Spending lots of time outside with family over the weekend. Finding a snake outside my office door. Having a good meeting on Tuesday.
- Low moment this week: Driving in the scariest downpour of rain. Ever.
- Looking forward to: Summer and spending lots of one-on-one time with E before he becomes a big brother! A free trip coming up in a few days.
- What I miss: Being able to really run. We’ll see how this weekend’s race goes!
- Messages and prayers to baby: We have done things so differently with this pregnancy than we did with our 2nd, your brother. We took a leap of faith when we switched from using doctors to using midwives, and Mommy is taking another big leap of faith this week in love for you. As Bob Goff puts it,
“I’ve come to understand more about faith as I’ve understood more about whimsy. What whimsy means to me is a combination of the “do” part of faith along with doing something worth doing. It’s whimsy that spreads hope like grass seed in the wind. Whimsy reminds me of the Bible, too, when it talks about stuff being like an aroma. It is not an overpowering one, just something that has the scent of God’s love, an unmistakable scent that lingers” (Love Does, 186).