Bumpdate: 23 Weeks

How far along: 23 Weeks. 

Due Date: September 17

Gender: Boy!

Baby Size: About the size of a mango or an ear of corn. His sense of hearing has increased so we’ve been playing him some good tunes in the car and talking to him every night. He should also be getting used to Maggie and Bonnie’s barking so that it won’t phase him when he’s outside the womb. 

Weight gain: Holding out at around 13 pounds.

Maternity clothes: It’s all that fits. I’m loving that it’s warm enough for dresses now. I’ve also had to invest in a few “mom sandals”  (comfort shoes) to help my back and hip pain. 

Movement: Still feeling very subtle movements. Ryan still can’t feel anything, even though he tries hard. 

Best moment of the week: Attending Ryan’s graduation from Rutgers Law School on Thursday! It was a very inspirational ceremony and I did cry, sitting there watching my husband walk across the stage while I held my pregnant belly. We also had a blast celebrating with family and friends at a party on Saturday. The three-day weekend was not long enough. 


Looking forward to: Going to DC this weekend and celebrating our second anniversary in a week!

Food cravings: Ice cream, watermelon, cheese

What I miss: Drinking summer drinks, wine, and being able to sleep peacefully. 

Mood: Happy!

Symptoms: Allergies and hip pain, that’s it! 

Nursery: It’s really coming together. I love just sitting in that room and looking at all of his little things. 

Loving: I’m really learning to embrace pregnancy this week and it’s been a good week. Hip pain and sleeping problems aside, life is good. We ended the weekend at a pool party and it felt good to float in the water and feel the sun. Happy Summer!

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xoxo Katie

  • Love your swimsuit!! So cute!! I’m with you on missing the summer drinks!!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks! It was a steal! I got it for $10.47 on clearence from Motherhood. Can’t beat that. I’ve been making a few summer mocktails but it’s just not the same.

  • Looking gorgeous, little mama! You’re over half way there! That’s so exciting! I miss summer drinks too, but it’s all worth it in the end.

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! I feel huge this days…and I still have so long to go! Being a bathing suit isn’t the most fun preggo…(or ever?!) Oh yes, and it’s just a short time, but I do miss drinking under the sun 🙂

  • So cool that he can hear you now!

    • kwalshmac

      It’s neat to talk to him every day!

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