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Pregnancy: Week 23

Happy Friday ya’ll!

Time for another weekly update. We’ll be 24 weeks on Sunday! 6 months?! What?! I can’t believe we’re almost to July, time is FLYING.

This week I’ve noticed what feels like quite a bit of growth. And with that came the first feelings of self-consciousness this pregnancy. Adam caught me a couple times saying, “ugh I just feel so big,” or “I don’t like the way I look in that picture,” etc, and he gently and sweetly reminded me, once again, that I am growing a human INSIDE OF ME and that in and of itself is beautiful. I know it’s normal to have feelings like this, but up until this point I had really been able to brush them off.

I’ve also noticed an increase in how much I’m peeing! (TMI?) It is seriously constant. Like, how is it possible to go, and then not even 5 minutes later have to go again. I just don’t even know! And I know it’s only going to get worse, so I’ve decided I’m just going to be a peeing machine and embrace it!

Adeline was definitely movin’ and groovin’ this week, and I’ve loved it! It’s been so neat to feel her moving around, and bizarre at the same time! I swear it feels like she’s doing the worm in my belly sometimes, but those dance skills did NOT come from her mama. There have been a few times at work where I can see her moving, and it typically is either in the mid to late morning, or after lunch. I’ve tried to get Adam to feel it a couple times at home, but usually as soon as I tell him she’s moving, she stops. Of course!

As far as how I’m feeling physically, I feel pretty good! That’s always, without a doubt, the first question anybody asks. Other than feeling like I have to pee all the time, feeling a strange alien move around in my belly, feeling hungry 24/7, feeling like sometimes my hormones make me want to punch someone in the face or cry at the drop of a hat, feeling like my lower back and pelvis have dislocated from my body, feeling nervous about being a parent, feeling worrisome about the health of the baby and prayerful that she is healthy when she’s born, feeling frustrated that I can’t run or be as active as I want to be, feeling uncomfortable even to tie my shoes, feeling scared to death that I am going to have to keep another human being other than myself alive, feeling anxious about birthing a giant object through a not giant hole or having it literally cut and yanked out of me, feeling unsure of how I’m going to feel and function after the baby arrives, and feeling beyond excited, thrilled, thankful, ecstatic, and blessed, I’m doing pretty great! Thanks for asking!

Here are the rest of the highlights from the week:

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Last night we headed out for a short walk as the sun was setting, and I couldn’t believe how tight my t-shirt has gotten!!! AH! This t-shirt is usually plenty roomy on me! You can’t tell in the picture but I am almost showing some skin because it’s so short now. Scandalous! I asked Adam to take a quick picture to possibly commemorate the last time I wore one of my favorite t-shirts.

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Drrr. I know, my finest moment.

Have a great weekend!!

What are you doing this weekend?

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16 Comments

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    Hannah
    June 26, 2015 at 11:58 am

    You are still as beautiful as ever. Now you are a beautiful momma with a sweet girl inside of you. Keep your head up!

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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks friend!

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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    June 26, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Haha! That video is the best. I know, I starting to wonder what shirts I can wear this summer for workouts.

    We’re going to a wedding this weekend! It should be fun and I’m hoping I can hold up on the dance floor!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Yay wedding! How did the dancing go?! Also, I am with you, I’ve started wearing my husband’s t-shirts, ha!

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    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life
    June 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Ha ha that video is so funny! I feel like I still go to put on clothes that used to be roomy and now they are so tight! Even baby doll style tops that are non-maternity fit really awkward lol!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Haha yes!!! I have a few “flowy” non-maternity tops that I’ve tried on and now it’s just comical! I guess I’m bigger than I think!

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    Kate
    June 26, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    You look adorable, but I can totally relate to those feelings..and I have a ways to go!! You are doing great!

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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Kate! I’m glad someone can relate 😉

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    Molly Rose
    June 26, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Love your updates missy!

    ps HOW do you get that video thing?! Digging it.

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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks dear!! So my husband stores his photos in Google from his Android phone, and when you take several photos in close succession, it recognizes that they are similar and will put them together in a gif for you!

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    Jennifer Pence
    June 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Love it all!!! Ohhh and just you wait… You think you are peeing a lot now?!?! Haha 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      I know!!!! What am I going to do when I’m closer to term?! I will be peeing my pants!!

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    Heather @Fit n Cookies
    June 28, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I’m finding even walking for longer durations can cause some discomfort! You are looking fantastic, momma! I’m so happy Adeline is kicking away so you can feel it. It’s such an amazing feeling and brings me smiles every time! I hear ya on the question people ask and your answer. I do feel good so I say good, and last night as I said that to someone, Aaron was like, huh I need to remember that, lol. Clearly I’m not telling them I pee all the time, my leg cramps, my stomach has pain and my back hurts! lol
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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Haha!! It really is a big ordeal to go into EXACTLY how you’re feeling!

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    Jen@Jpabstfitness
    June 29, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    You look fantastic! Love the video 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      July 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Aw thanks Jen!

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