Thursday, January 26, 2012

P is for Pomegranate

Baby Carson is now the size of a pomegranate!  Up until last week, he was "scheduled" to be a papaya until about week 26-27 (I believe) but just recently, the Bump upgraded their fruit comparisons!  I checked out the pomegranates at the store a few days ago and to be honest, they looked similar in size to the "large" naval oranges.  Carson was supposed to be the size of an orange at week 15!  Nevermimd the accuracy, the fruit comparisons are still fun!

The Bump tells me that Baby Carson is 10.5-11.8" long and weighs between 12.7 and 20.8 oz.  I would love to have an ultrasound to see how accurate these estimates are but I just have to hope he's right on track in there!

How far along? 23 weeks!
Total weight gain: Probably hasn't changed...I'm guessing I'm still somewhere in the 5-6.  Maybe I'll say 7 to be safe. :)
Maternity clothes? Yes, finally!  I went shopping with my friend Kelli and got some work pants (and a bunch of cute stuff for Carson)!  I also made Nick go to Target and Old Navy with me to use up some gift cards.  I picked up some clearance jeans at Target and a few tops at Old Navy.  I feel like I look so much more pregnant in maternity clothes....check out my new bump pic below!
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good but I get cold easily.  I miss my heated blanket!
Best moment this week: Wearing my new maternity pants to work.  They're actually really cute and look a lot like my old pants and OMG they are COMFY!
Miss Anything? I'm still missing my Starbucks and like I said above, my heated blanket!
Movement: Carson is constantly moving around in there getting cozy and I LOVE it!
Food cravings: Salty and sweet snacks.  Also, randomly oranges.  I ate one last night and it was amazing!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: Baby BOY Carson!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Nothing this week!
Belly Button in or out? innie...starting to get shallow....!
Wedding rings on or off? on still...very loose this week again due to the COLD weather!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Super happy still! I can't help but smile when I feel Carson moving around in there!
Looking forward to: Getting started on the nursery.  We finally chose our paint color last weekend.  I prepped the walls and we bought the paint so I'm thinking we might be doing that this weekend (hopefully)!

Here is me yesterday at 22w6d.  The first pic is normal and the 2nd is me pushing out trying to have more of a bump.  I'm about ready for people at work to stop asking "WHEN are you going to have a real bump?!"
Maternity pants, regular shirt....
Pushing out to make an actual bump! :)

P.S. Yesterday Nick & I celebrated 9 years of being "official"!  Ok, we didn't celebrate at all, but I always remember the date.  We met back in 2002 and finally made it official January 25th, 2003.  Time flies!  For your viewing pleasure, here is a pic from my prom: