Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bumpdate: 23 Weeks & THE NAME!

Carson wanted in on the bump action this week:

23 Weeks!
Baby is currently the size of a GRAPEFRUIT!

Next Appointment: January 22nd.  It feels like it's FOREVER away.  I can't wait to hear Baby Boy's heart beating again!

Gender: Adding another BOY to our family!  Check out our reveal photo.  

Total Weight Gain: As of 12/23 when I was 22w4d, I was +11. 

Maternity Clothes: I've finally surrendered to maternity jeans for good.  I borrowed a pair from a good friend and I got another pair at Old Navy with a 40% off coupon.  The ones I have from my last pregnancy are still too big.  I can do my regular jeans with the belly band but they just fall down all the time so it's really inconvenient!  As far as shirts I'm wearing mostly non-maternity tops except for tanks.  I'm obsessed with Old Navy maternity tanks so I layer those under cardigans a lot!  Plus they show off my bump with the cute side ruching detail!

Sleep: Sleep is decent.  I toss and turn a lot.  The other night my husband didn't sleep well and in the morning he said "Did you sleep at all last night?!"  I was really confused and asked why and he said "You were moving ALL night!"  I guess he doesn't usually notice since he's asleep, haha!

Movement: Baby2 is still pretty active!  Just like Carson, he seems to be most active in the evenings.  When I went to my doctor's appointment last week he was super active and kicked the doppler away a few times.  Little rebel. ;)

Food Cravings/Aversions: This week I really wanted sour patch kids.  I bought a small pack and should have bought a big pack!  I also decided randomly one night I NEEDED to make candy buckeyes {click for recipe}.  I'm surprised I didn't devour them all within an hour!

Best Moment This Week: Hearing Baby2's kicks and heart beat on the doppler!  Also finding out I still don't need to get on blood pressure medicine.  Woohoo!

What I Miss: I kind of wish I could have some champagne.  It just sounds good for some reason.  For now, sparkling juice will have to do.  Drinking it out of a fancy glass is almost just as good. :)

What I'm Looking Forward To: Sharing the name we have chosen!

Extra Notes From the Week: I had a great appointment last week.  Baby2's heart rate was only 135bpm but he was moving SO much that the doctor wasn't concerned.  Hopefully it will be back up next time.  My blood pressure was great (for me) so I still don't need medicine, but I need to continue to monitor it at home and I have orders to call right away if it goes above a certain number.  Carson has started saying "ba-beh" more and more and it just melts my heart!

We made Baby2's name official and it was even on our Christmas card that I posted last week!  It's super small on the card so I'm sure nobody noticed so here is the official "reveal":  

Carson's little brother is now officially known as Mason!  I'm so happy with our choice and it's so fun to talk about MASON now instead of "the baby" or "him".  I was very rushed when I made this room sign because I wanted to get this pic on Facebook before sending out our holiday cards.  Eventually I'm hoping to find letters to match Carson's sign!  Also, every time I see this pic I envision Carson AND his brother standing at their doors (even though we may be at a different house).  It makes me so excited to have two little boys!  <3



  1. You look beautiful!
    I love the name...it was in our top 3 for Liam!

  2. You look too cute! I know my 23 week bump isn't going to be near as cute as yours! Love the name by the way!

  3. Love the name! You look so stinkin cute and tiny. I look that big already and I'm only 13 weeks. Yikes!