Week 23


Best Moment: I’m just beginning to feel uncomfortable at night. Between the tossing and turning and trips to the bathroom, I haven’t slept soundly in weeks. Until the Snoogle arrived, that is. What a beautiful thing. It hugs the natural curves of my body and forces me to remain on my (preferably left) side all night. And its soft jersey cover is comfortable enough to replace my standard pillow. So far Nick is okay with the new guest in our bed. He even “snoogles” after I get up to shower in the morning. I highly recommend the Snoogle to all pregnant ladies out there!

Symptoms: Due to one nasty cold, I spent last week resting/working from home. Along with my return to the office on Monday, came the return of my lower back pain. It didn’t take long until I located a different desk chair down the hall and made the swap. My new seat has more spring, which seems to help, but the armrests aren’t quite the right height. So now I need to decide which is more manageable: lower back discomfort or a stiff neck.

Cravings/Aversions: Strawberries! My sister shared a few boxes of the first local berries of the season, and I can’t get enough. Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry spinach salad. Strawberry preserves. And I believe there may be a strawberry cake in my future.

What I Miss: As I much as I love the Snoogle, I do miss real snuggling with my husband.

What I Can’t Wait For: My first taste of summer — in the form of delicious red berries — excites me for all that is yet to come: heirloom tomatoes, blueberries, cherries, sweet corn, watermelon. Oh, yum.

Milestones: Peanut is growing steadily at this point, having gained 4oz since last week and grown to almost a foot long. He/she is still lean with translucent skin, but that will soon start to change.


Best Moment: Our visit from the Turocy family! Having little Kennedy and Leyton around certainly added entertainment to our Friday night, although we quickly learned that our home is not baby proof whatsoever.

Cravings/Aversions: Definitely having an aversion to bathing suit season right now. Pregnant bellies are cute; beer bellies not so much.

What I Miss: Our bed just got a little smaller … Thanks a lot Snoogle.

What I Can’t Wait For: Chocolate covered strawberries. Mmmm.

Milestones: Peanut loves Katy Perry, he/she starts to kick whenever Katy comes on the radio. I think that’s milestone worthy.

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