(I’m sharing THE NAME at the bottom of this post so don’t miss that!)
Well, hey!! Sorry for the super long analog weekend. It wasn’t my intention to leave the blog for that long, but a stomach bug hit me (just me, thank God!) and I was down for the count all of Sunday night and Monday. Seems like cruel and unusual punishment to someone whose been nauseous for the last 4 months, but I’m trying to see the upside here. Travis was able to stay home and take care of the kids on Monday, which meant I could sleep all.day.long (and I did). He is simply AMAZING when it comes to stepping up when I’m sick (and really anytime) – he doesn’t just put a movie on for the kids (like I totally would have and totally DID do yesterday when he went back to work). He plays all day long with them! My house looked like a crumb monster had cycloned through, but it didn’t matter because my kids had the best time with their daddy. I’m so thankful to do life with that man!
Yesterday was spent inside and I was finally able to keep some food down. I’m hoping to get out today to run some Christmas errands and (possibly) go to the gym for a light workout. Am I the only one who feels trapped if you’re in the house for longer than a day?!?
Let’s see what the baby is up to this week!
What is baby up to at 23 weeks?
- Baby is more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about the size of a large mango)!
- Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby’s increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world.
How is mama feeling?
I managed 7 hours of fitness this last week! 3 Bootcamps, 1 Zumba class, 2 strength sessions and 1 walk.
Ummm…have you ever seen a pregnant woman try to Zumba?? I wish I had a video to show you of my sister and I (who just happened to be wearing the SAME blue shirts..twins!) side-by-side in Zumba class on Saturday. Multiple times during the class I just had to stop and laugh. Hip gyrations and pelvic swivels with a belly looks (and feels) hilarious. Major props to any pregnant mamas who can Zumba with a straight face. I am not one of them.
Going well, as usual. I’m clocking roughly 9 hours every night. Sleep may very well be the highlight of my day. Is that sad?
Sharing the name with you guys! See picture below. I loved your guesses last week and some of you even guessed correctly on the first name.
- Round ligament pain/back pain
- Braxton Hicks <-tons of these lately, mostly in the evening. They often go away when I change positions or drink water.
None. I’m still feeling nauseous from the stomach bug (or maybe just the pregnancy) at this point. Saltines, chicken broth and blue gatorade are my food friends right now.
Drum roll please….
So the name that we’ve chosen fits perfectly with Henry and Clara (both old-timey names that make me smile). Our third child’s name will be….
A little side story: For all of my life, my parents have lived next to a Mr. Porter Duncan, a man who conjures up memories of candy and cookies in my head. Like literally, every single time I’ve seen Mr. Duncan he’s given me a piece of candy, so obviously, I have only the fondest thoughts about him (and consequently his name). Porter is a kind, noble man – qualities I’d like for my son to have. Killian is a name that Travis picked simply because he liked it – no back story. And there you have it. PORTER KILLIAN!
QUESTION: When was the last time you had the stomach flu?? <-I usually get a bug once a year – cold/sore throat more often. I asked Travis this question and his response was, “I dunno. I’m sure sometime in the last 31 years.” That man NEVER gets sick! He’s a robot – I’m SURE of it.