23 Week Bumpdate

23 Week Pregnancy Update23 weeks already?? Where is time going? I’m trying to get better at sharing tidbits about the pregnancy, exciting updates and what I’m picking up as we get ready for our sweet little girl. There are so many of y’all that it seems are also pregnant and I’m loving all the messages that you’re sending with post suggestions and questions. Keep them coming! I feel like my belly didn’t really “pop” until around 22 weeks, but there’s no doubt it’s out now!

How far along? 23 weeks

Baby’s size? just over a pound and around 11 inches

Gender: a little girl!

Maternity clothes: yes and no. Gone are the days of being able to wear high waisted jeans and cropped style tops. There are two pairs of my normal jeans that I can still wear since they have some stretch to them, but maternity jeans are usually more comfortable. These illusion jeans and these frayed ankle jeans were two of my tried and true favorites pre-pregnancy and they’ve treated me well through now. Mother denim is always my go-to and I’m pretty much addicted to their jeans in general. Peplum tops like the one I’m wearing above are perfect for this stage and it’s not maternity.

A few maternity items that I’ve ordered:  these white jeans, this workout top, this and this tank that are amazing and I’m loving the longer length on (non-maternity version here and here). These ruffle shorts are not maternity but total lifesavers with this warmer weather approaching and are easy to work the bump around. Also, these denim cut-offs are so cute and so much more comfortable than my old ones right now. I ordered my regular pre-pregnancy size and they fit great. I’m working on finding pieces that I can wear now and post baby and will put everything together in a future post!

Cravings or Aversions? I’m back to my old self and loving all the sweets. I try to make them healthy treats but the Easter candy is making it hard (looking at you jelly beans and mini cadbury easter eggs). I still can’t get back on board with barbecue for some reason…

How’re you feeling? Feeling good, minus all the pollen and allergies! Little babe is super active and her movements get bigger and bigger each week. Brian was able to feel them for the first time last week and it was so exciting. Barre is helping me stay active and seems to alleviate any back pain that creeps up.

Nursery: The rug that I ordered two months ago is finally off of backorder and delivered! We picked out a crib and a glider but haven’t ordered either yet. Thinking those will be crossed off the list in April. I also ordered a mirror that’s backordered until June, but hoping it works in the space. We’re doing a neutral scheme with a few hints of color, but nothing big and bold.

Purchases so far: I shared yesterday on my instagram stories that I ordered this Fawn Design bag in tan and I absolutely love it. There are so many pockets and the fact that it can be worn as a backpack or shoulder/messenger bag is a major win in my mind. Added bonus that it’s unisex. Old Navy has had some really cute outfits lately and I ordered this chambray bubble, this 2 piece set and  this navy and white bodysuit that I’m obsessed with. The Kissy Kissy brand is one of my favorites and I have this stripe footie and a convertible gown that will be so cute in the newborn days.

15 Comments

  1. March 30, 2017 / 7:13 am

    OMG you’re adorable and I am so excited for you! Getting ready is so much fun! ASOS is a great place for maternity. They have so many cute pieces. Let me know if you have any questions on products or anything else. I know everyone has their own opinions, but if you need one more, I’m here!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. March 30, 2017 / 7:25 am

    You’re adorable!!! And still so tiny…. The Easter candy isn’t doing a thing except making you and happy momma!! Maternity clothes have gotten so much better since I was pregnant! Enjoy these moments!

    Brittany 😉
    http://www.kingdomofsequins.com

  3. March 30, 2017 / 8:57 am

    You look adorable! Over halfway there makes it all seem more real 🙂

  4. Katie Elizabeth
    March 30, 2017 / 9:09 am

    You look GREAT! So glad you’re feeling better, too! We brought Hadley home in almost that exact same Kissy Kissy footie and they are so soft and sweet!

  5. susy
    March 30, 2017 / 9:12 am

    Absolutely adorable!!!! SO glad that we finally see a baby bump!!!

  6. March 30, 2017 / 9:12 am

    a little girl, yay!!!!

  7. March 30, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Like I told you yesterday, you look beautiful! So glad you’re feeling well overall and everything is going well.

  8. March 30, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    So happy to hear that you are feeling good and you look amazing! Those outfits that you shared in your Insta stories were SO cute too. 🙂

  9. March 30, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Love seeing your baby bump! Order that glider now if it’s a special order! Mine took FOR E VER.

  10. March 30, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Aw, babe, we’re only a few weeks apart; I’m 26 weeks! You look amazing and I loved reading what you’ve been experiencing, some of which I can relate to as well! I too have been shopping for pieces I can wear both now and post baby, it just makes more sense financially. Lol, it’s so weird because at the start of my pregnancy, all I wanted were sandwiches and my husband’s black beans. Then, the sandwich craved died down and then I HATED his beans, I couldn’t even look of them without them annoying me, lol. Now, I’m loving them again. I also went through a phase of not liking to drink water because it tasted like aluminum or some chemical and of course I drink filtered water, so that was just hormonal. I’m sure Brian was thrilled to feel baby girl (I’m having a girl, too!) move for the first time. Eddie (my husband) is over joyed every time she moves in response to him, too. Thanks for sharing, girl, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  11. Ally
    March 30, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Yay for the bump! I ended up getting a lot of maternity shorts from old navy when I was pregnant and they fit great and were cheap! But once I got so big I didn’t want shorts digging into me and just wore dresses 24/7. Kissy kissy is the best and check out Magnolia Baby as welll!

  12. March 31, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Kissy Kissy is my very favorite! Vivi lives in those gowns because let’s be honest, they make diaper changes 100x easier and there is nothing sweeter than a newborn in a soft gown. Have you heard of Magnolia Baby? The SOFTEST gowns and onesies ever!!

  13. April 3, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    So so exciting mama! Can’t believe you’re having a little girl!