Sunday, August 06, 2006

week 23















The mark of 23 weeks pregnant has come. As you can see my belly is growing real good now. Chopper wanted to be in the picture just so you would not forget about him. There are articles that I have seen that say you need to get your animals prepared for the new baby months in advanced. He is so good with our niece and nephew that we should not have any problems. He may just feel a little sad at first with all the attention on the new baby. The baby still does not have a name. He has been kicking and moving around like crazy. At night we like to have "playtime" before going to sleep and the baby really likes to punch his daddy. Jason is able to have an experience that is all his own which is him putting his face up against my belly and gets "punched and kicked" by the baby. I have been getting more and more uncomfortable at night and trying to start sleeping on my side. They say sleeping on your left side is the best but I am a stomach sleeper so it's hard. My mother bought me a pregnancy Boppy pillow for me to snuggle up with at night. The pillow goes under my head down the front of my body and then between my legs. It feels so good to cuddle with when sleeping on my side. Thanks for a great birthday present mother!

I had to call my doctor the other day because I was experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions that were waking me up in the middle of the night. Well they told me that I probably needed to be drinking more water. I thought it could not be possible but apparently you should drink at least 96 ounces of non-caffeinated fluids. So the nurse told me to drink until I could not imagine drinking anymore and drink some more. Some contractions are brought on by dehydration so I have been chugging away since. She also told me that if they continued to wake me in the middle of the night that I would need to go straight to Labor and Delivery for them to monitor me. Thankfully they have not bothered me at night since my chugging fest has begun. I am still getting them randomly but they are not waking me. We will leave the disturbed night's sleep to the 3-4am trips to the bathroom. That's it for now...Off to chug-a-lug land I go!

6 comments:

Mamadi said...

Hi Carmen,

We are excited for you and love reading the update. Six year old Suuba really wants to know if that is a ring in your belly.
Love, Mamadi

mj said...

I can't believe it's already been 23 weeks. I like how you included Chopper in the photo.

Anonymous said...

love the belly! You look great, Girl. Kiss it for us. love ya'll:) love Erin

Anonymous said...

Carmen, you look too cute. Your belly is getting out there. Before you know it, He will be here. Kimberly

titi said...

I'm glad that you are doing fine. A picture of Jason enjoying his son kicking him would be a HOOT!!! Your belly ring isn't s-t-r-e-ch-i-n-g your outie! That is good.

brigitte said...

we are all so happy for you. I read your comments with interest. I certainly will tell Keila today about the fluids (non-caffeinated) because she also is experiencing those Braxton Hicks, maybe it will get better. When are you due?