23 Weeks

Size of Baby Brickner:  A grapefruit, my pregnancy book says that her face is fully formed now, oh how I can’t WAIT to kiss that sweet face in about 17 weeks!

Maternity Clothes:  My belly definitely feels bigger this week, like way bigger, & for the first time (in both pregnancies), my belly button looks like it may close up soon.  This is a non-maternity dress from Forever 21, similar here, I am so thankful for dresses because I feel more like a stuffed sausage in pants every day.

Best Moment This Week:  Several days of organizing & way too many trips to the goodwill later, we have an EMPTY room for the nursery!  It is such a good feeling to have that behind us, next up is painting the walls before we bring any furniture in.  I am starting to actually feel like we may have everything done before she gets here!

Miss Anything:  Some sanity when it comes to being hungry.  I go from not being hungry at all to starving in 2 seconds flat, & it makes me feel like a crazy person.  My husband went to pick up a (heated) turkey sandwich for me the other night & instead accidentally came home with a ham one, it was seriously devastating.  The fifteen minutes I had to wait for him to come back with the right sandwich felt like forever & I really almost cried.  It reminded me of the time I was pregnant with Waverly & craved chicken salad sandwiches like it was my job, I drove all the way to get one, set it down in the living room while I went to grab my drink & when I came back, our dog had eaten the ENTIRE thing.  I’ll let you imagine how that moment went down.

Movement:  YES, the amount I have felt her more this week is definitely worth mentioning, her movements (at least the ones I have felt), have probably tripled in the last few days!  She must be getting bigger in there, I love it!

Cravings:  This week I have been thinking about yogurt, fruit & granola all the time, such a welcome change to my previous cravings!

Queasy or Sick:  No, other than migraines which I had with Waverly, too.  For the most part, I am feeling great, tired, but great!

Looking Forward To:  Our next appointment is today, I absolutely love checking in on our little lady & making sure everything is moving along as it should!  Our appointments usually only consist of measuring my belly & checking on the heartbeat, but it still is reassuring every single time.  On a side note, we do have a heart rate monitor at home, which we try to only to use once every couple of weeks especially now that I can feel her, but lately Waverly is obsessed.  She asks to hear “baby sister’s heart beep” every night, is there anything cuter?!!

Happy week ahead, friends!


  1. February 2, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    you are looking awesome, lady! I get HANGRY quick and I'm not pregnant. I can't imagine what it's like with hormones. I hope they settle down for you soon!!!

    Glad y'all were able to get some purging done and have an empty room. I bet that's a great feeling when you're nesting :)!

    How cute Waverly asks to hear the beep, so sweet indeed! Have a great day, lady!

  2. February 2, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    That dress looks so comfy! Love it! And oh, how I understand those hungry moments. I'll feel full one second and then ready for a full meal 5 min later. So strange. Publix was out of sugar cookies yesterday, so my husband came home with m&m ones…. sigh. Not the same. Sometimes it just seems so hard for a preggo to get what she wants!

  3. February 2, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    You looks so adorable.. I am so glad that you were able to get an empty room..Now let the fun begin 🙂

  4. February 2, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    You're looking gorgeous!!

  5. February 2, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    You look fabulous. Love that dress! Looks so comfy! Totally understand the "hanger" pains. Yay for a dr appointment today!!! So exciting!

  6. February 2, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    You are really one of those ladies who looks gorgeous pregnant!

  7. February 2, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    You are blossoming – and glowing! You're definitely one of those lucky women with a pregnancy glow…I didn't have that haha 🙂

  8. February 2, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Look at that perfectly round belly!!! Our cravings are exactly the same; I am seriously eating a ridiculous amount of fruit! And I love appts to check on baby too! I'm already to the bi-monthly appts and I love it!

  9. February 2, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    You look great! I am loving the dress, so casual yet chic!

  10. Anonymous
    February 2, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    I am loving that dress! Gorgeous mama!

  11. February 2, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    You look fabulous, as always!! Hooray for getting the nursey cleaned out..so exciting to be able to start moving along on putting her room together. 🙂

  12. February 2, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    OH MY GAHHH… "Heart beep" I die! I totally craved a chicken salad sandwich like it was my job when I was pregnant with Crew, and it was the best thing I had ever eaten, and then 10 minutes later the thought of it made me sick and for the rest of my pregnancy I would cringe at the thought of it! hahaha! So weird! You are looking fab darling! And I want that dress! haha!

  13. Anonymous
    February 2, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Looking good mama!:)

  14. February 2, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Oh yes to the fruit, granola, and yogurt. That is all I want to eat these days; it's so good, I love it! How exciting for you to have a room ready to paint and get ready for the nursery! Too fun! I have been itching to get things together to take to Good Will, but have yet to do that. I'm sure one day I'll just have to do it then and there and it will finally be done! You are looking wonderful!!

  15. February 2, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    I cannot get enough watermelon! I've eaten practically an entire melon on my own. Apples dipped in peanut butter are also mind blowing right now. I'm pretty sure I'll be having chicken salad sandwiches for dinner… tomorrow.
    You look fab, momma! Love that dress, and big score for being non-maternity!!

  16. February 3, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    Oh noooooo! I am so sorry, but I totally laughed out loud at the dog eating your sandwich, ha ha! Only because I can imagine how horrifying that was!
    I can't WAIT to see the nursery! It's going to be amaaaaaazing!

  17. February 3, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    As usual, you look incredible! You are seriously gorgeous girl! I cannot wait to see what ya'll do with the nursery and I hope your appointment goes well! Have a great day! xo

  18. February 3, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    Awww, Waverly…already taking care of her sister!! You look amazing, by the way! I love that we are in the "movement" stage…now, when she doesn't move for a few hours, I get nervous!! But then I feel those jabs again and know everything is ok. 😉 Have a great week!!

  19. Anonymous
    February 4, 2015 / 2:31 am

    You look great!

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