May 10, 2012

23-24 Week BUMPDATE!

 23 Weeks and 5 days
(Forgot to take 24 week pic w/ my sticker.... so sad! That's what I get for nesting and organizing so much I couldn't see them!)

How Far Along?23 weeks and 5 days
 Size of Baby P? Ear of Corn
This week's major developments:
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants, I am still wearing my regular shirts but also maternity shirts; I LOVE maxi dresses because I don't have to worry anything, SO COMFY!  Mainly buying a size up in dresses, which is what I plan to live in all summer!
 Weight Gain? 16 POUNDS! AHHHH!!!!
Stretch Marks/belly button?None, and belly button hasn't popped out like I thought it was, it's just flat right now;)
Gender?Momma's BOY!
Sleep?Most nights I am still waking up 3 to 4 hours, there have been 2 that I can think of that I actually got up to use the restroom and fell right back to sleep, maybe we are making progress!
Food Cravings?Just loving food in general! Peanut butter and milk always sounds yummy!
What I Miss? Still loving pregnancy, my belly is really starting to itch!
What I am loving? Being showered with all of these sweet gifts and getting everything ready for little man's arrival!
Movement? Oh yeh! He loves when mommy eats!
Best Moment(s) of the Week and other random updates? 
  • We had our first baby shower thrown by my sister and mom. Little Gage is a blessed little guy! He got some wonderful goodies and I can't wait to share pictures from our shower! It turned out perfect! We have a work shower today (May 10th;)!
  • We got his room painted and it turned out perfectly! Can't WAIT to share pictures of his complete room!!
  • His glidder came in yesterday (May 9th!). Daddy will put it together SOON!
  • Mom and I are going shopping this weekend to find a lamp and fabric for his curtains! 
  • Saturday I hope to get his bedding put on and some lovelies hung in his sweet room! 
  • We have also got to find fabric for his big "G" on his shower curtain and I have got to get that sent in to be monogrammed !
  • I got his first little items monogrammed and they turned out so cute! They will be in his nursery so I'll be sure to point them out!
  • I ordered a perfect pillow from etsy I will be sure to share!
  • I also ordered some closet organizing hangers for his clothes from ZULILIY! 
  • I have organized the house from top to bottom and made room for all things baby!!! I tried to make our pantry a PINTEREST PANTRY but that gets a little pricey for this girl's liking! It does look pretty good though!:)
  • I know this is dorky and WAY early but I have been researching making baby food and started a binder w/ recipes! If y'all have any website or suggestions please let me know! 
  • I still need to share his baby book with you all and once I learn how to operate my new camera, I will start showing y'all  my house room by room that I promised months ago! :)
  • A few things left to complete his nursery:
          • Find a lamp
          • Fabric for curtains/get them made (by MIMI;)
          • Poppy is refinishing an old cedar chest that was Lee's grandaddy's!
          • Decide on a FINAL idea for the wall space on the right of the window (PINTEREST OVERLOAD!)
          • Possible rug??? (People are proud of their rugs, they are so expensive!)
          • Getting it ALL decorated and put together!
  •  Things left on Mommy's BEFORE BABY List:
          • Finish Bride book
          • Register for parenting class and breast feeding class
          • Decide on a pediatrician
          • ORGANIZE baby's stuff!
          • My list goes on for getting my classroom prepared:)
          • (I have made a lot of progress on that list!)
  • A few items I need to purchase for the house:
          • Valence for above kitchen window
          • Rug for bedroom???
          • Rug for family room
          • Curtains for dining room
          • Floating shelves for bedroom
          • Wedding canvases for bedroom
          • Table/lamp for behind couch in family room
          • Wall decor for family room/dining room 
  •  This was a detailed post!haha Sorry if I bored you! Be back with a registering post, baby shower, and 25 week post soon! :)
  • I had to save the best for last, we received the BEST, MOST EXCITING NEWS the day before our baby shower! A prayer answered, that's for sure! I can't wait to share!!!! Needless to say, we are SO BLESSED! :)


  1. You look so pretty as always! Oh and I was going to tell you, this blog I have followed forever "The Francis Family", she made her own baby food and I rememeber her doing a post about what she used and how she did it and all that a while back. So you could check that out. That's actually how I decided I wanted to make ours when we had a baby, because she said it's so much cheaper and better. Anyway, hope y'all are doing good :)

  2. I found the link. I went and looked at it again because I had forgotten what all she said.
    Hope it helps!

  3. You look so adorable! It was so good seeing you at your shower! :) Gage got so many cute things! Love you girl!

  4. Hi, congratulations on your baby boy and house building. I know you're focusing on your baby right now, but I was following the building of your house, and I'm so curious to see how it turn out. I'm planning my wedding and my house... Would you please update some photos of it to us to see complete, when you have the time and the will to do that? Thanks you so much. Tatiana


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