23 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

I’m not sure how you feel, but this past week definitely seemed long to me.  For awhile time was going by so fast but this week it just seemed to come to a screeching halt.  I did have quite a bit going on though and wasn’t able to update with more posts like I wanted to.

Update Time!

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How Far Along: 23 weeks

Maternity Clothes:  Quite frankly, I haven’t been feeling too confident lately whenever I go to put on clothes that I don’t wear for working out.  Due to this, I finally caved and went to the mall to do some shopping.  I ended up buying eight maternity tops and ordered a pair of jeans that I wanted.  All of that should cover me for the rest of this pregnancy; or at least I hope so.  I do know that I want to buy at least another dress or two for some baby showers that I have coming up in late April/early May, but those are the only other articles of clothing I plan to buy.

Highs/Lows of the week:  I usually only have highlights to share from my week, but not everything that’s happened this week was good.  I’m sad to say that I lost my grandma on Tuesday afternoon.  Her breathing was shallow when she went down for a nap, and she just never woke up.  As sad as it is to lose anyone we love or know, I’m glad that she didn’t suffer and went peacefully in her sleep.

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Now that I’ve set a mood of sadness and probably brought you down a little, let’s try to reverse it because not everything this past week was bad.  I did have quite a few highs, or good things that happened.  For one, Jeff and I went this past weekend and picked out almost all of our baby furniture for the nursery and then we began to set it up.  Everything is slowly starting to come along, but I know that I still have a lot more to do.  Here are a few pictures though, just don’t judge, because it’s a little messy and I have some things to hang and organize.  I also have a cover to go over the stars cord that matches the wall color, so you won’t be able to see it.

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Another high from the week is that I felt a few real kicks from Griffin.  I keep expecting more now, but he is apparently stubborn.  I can’t wait for the day that Jeff can feel them too.  I know that he wants to.

Exercise:  Yay!!!  My treadmill is finally fixed again which means that I can, and have been walking on it at my usual incline!  I just hate that I’ve been tiring out a lot quicker these days.  I’ve also made it to the gym at least 3 out of 5 mornings and even went in this past Sunday for a great extra workout.  Running, at least this week, has seemed a bit challenging.  My legs have been tiring quickly, but hopefully I’ll get back into it.

Cravings:  I’ve still really been craving pizza, especially a Hawaiian pizza!  Yummy!  Well, I kind of caved yesterday.  I didn’t order a pizza, but I did make a Hawaiian pizza at home.  I kept it healthy though and made it with a homemade cauliflower crust.  It was under 400 calories for my whole pizza!

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I’ve also been craving sweets and chocolate, so here’s a picture of the snacks I use to fulfill those cravings when they hit.  I’m trying my best to be good.

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What’s Next?:  Jeff and I have an incredibly busy weekend ahead of us.  Pretty much all day tomorrow we will be in attendance at the 4 March Madness NCAA basketball tournaments that are being held here in Charlotte.  It should be a great time, and as a bonus we get to watch them all from the comfort of a suite.  After that, we plan to continue working on the nursery.  On Saturday, we a couple of items that we want to go out to IKEA and pick up.  (I love that we only live about 20 minutes away from an IKEA!)  We also have one or two small projects that we plan to design.  All of these things are going to make for a busy weekend, but it’ll definitely be fun.  These things have to get done too, because the following two weekends I’ll be up in Michigan visiting family and friends.

Hopefully everyone is having a great and productive week!  I love keeping up with everyone and hearing what you’ve been up to; both in your everyday life and with your current fitness routine.  I’ve been posting more on my Instagram lately, so if you would like to friend me, I’ll make sure to accept. My username is jamielu27.

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Griffin is finally starting to show more.  Honestly, I’m not a fan of a growing belly, but I know it will all be worth it.  I’m a little uncomfortable showing my stomach now, but it’s life, and I already started showing it awhile ago and feel it should continue.

Enjoy your week!

 

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