Wednesday, June 22, 2011

23 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 23 Weeks

Size of Baby: The baby is a over 11 inches long head to heel and weighs just over a pound, about as much as a large mango.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm not entirely sure, I should find out next Friday at my 24 week appt.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity pants and mostly maternity shirts.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes, he's moving around A LOT now, and I love it.

Food Cravings: Still no real food cravings. As always I love sweets.

What I miss: My back not killing me!! What started out as some minor upper back pain, has turned into severe upper back pain. I saw the Dr. yesterday to find out what was causing the pain and apparently I've got a sore muscle on the right side of my back, right below my shoulder blade. The Dr. wants me to take ibuprofen for it for the next 72 hours to see if that will help. She said if by Friday its still hurting, to call and she'll prescribe me a muscle relaxer. So far, the ibuprofen is not helping and the only relief I get is when I'm laying down. So needless to say, sitting at my desk at work for 8 hours is absolutely miserable.

Sleep: Having to get up at least once a night to use the restroom and just can't seem to get comfortable sometimes.

Symptoms: A sore muscle in my upper back. Other than that I don't seem to have any other symptoms.

Best Moment this week: Spending time with family and feeling Jackson move.

What I am looking forward to: Getting everything ready for Jackson's arrival in October.


Holly said...

That's awful about your back. I had severe tailbone bone pain when I was about 6 months pregnant with Haven. It only lasted a month, but I remember getting up and down, beding over, and all of that was terrible.

I hope that you get relief soon. Maybe a heating pad on the back of your work chair? Hang in there.

If you are feeling better this weekend, you guys should come by for a game night.

Amy said...

I just went and got a heating pad on my lunch hour. It does seem to be helping. Its not taking away the pain completely, but its definately helping.

Thanks for the advice.