Pregnancy Update: Week 23

Baby and I survived the craziness of moving last week, and are settling in back in our old hometown with Bobby and the pups. We are so happy to be back up here, and are now just waiting for a few key pieces to fall into place.

23weeks bump

Symptoms: Feeling good this week! Aside from the crazy stress of moving and getting settled, things have been going well. My acne has gotten a lot better, sleep was better this week, and compression socks have kept swelling to a minimum.  My biggest issue has been the round ligament pain when I run. It’s bad yall. I even tried the Gabrialla support belt everyone swears by and it did zero to help me during my running. Sad smile Not sure how much longer I will be able to keep up the running unfortunately.

Baby’s Size: Grapefruit

Maternity Clothes: Sadly had to retire some of the smaller sizes this week.

Stretch Marks: No new changes

Sleep: Better this week! I chalk it up to being SO exhausted at night from the moving/changes etc. But I do get up 1-2 times to pee, and have been waking up earlier than usual (6:00).

Miss Anything: We went to a Mexican restaurant and people got margaritas and I couldn’t. Sad times. Really missing non painful running right now, too.

Cravings: Nothing substantial, I just like to snack all. day. long.

Aversions: Large portions

Looking Forward To: My appointment with my new doctor is Friday! Hooray! Can’t wait to meet her, and sign up for classes at the hospital.

What I’m Loving: When I tell people I am due in September and they tell me I look too small to be due so soon. It’s a nice confidence boost that I haven’t gotten TOO big yet.


Workouts: End of last week was rough because of all the moving, I was way too tired to do anything else…but I have run twice in the past 3 days for a total of 5 miles, and we have walked the dogs twice….so trying to get back into the swing of things!

QOTD: Mamas, did a support belt work for you?

Who ran yesterday for national running day?

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  1. You still look great! My Dr thinks the support belts are bogus so I’m not too surprised it didn’t help either of us. Hate that running is so painful for you!

  2. Lookin good, friend! I did run yesterday – walk run with Jason. So sorry the belt didn’t help!

  3. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! says

    My round ligament pain started early and caused me to have to stop running so I totally know how you feel. I switched to running and anything in the water feels amazing. Have you ever tried water running? You might love it and it’s a great workout!

  4. Glad you’re feeling better! Well, other than the round ligament pain… that’s frustrating. I’ve never dealt with it, and didn’t use the belt. I’m nearing the stage where running is less fun but it’s not hurting- I’m just slow and my legs feel heavy and sluggish some days. There are so many other ways to stay active and have a healthy pregnancy, and probably better than the pounding of running anyway! You’re doing great!!

  5. You look great!! I’m so glad your pregnancy is going well!

  6. Glad you are settling in! I did use a belt and it did help. I don’t know that I had the round ligament pain, though. The belt I had really just kept the belly from bouncing too much. I used the prenatal cradle mini cradle. It was inexpensive and just enough support for me. I do realize that I was really lucky to be able to run (wog) throughout my pregnancy, though.

  7. Nicole Glass says

    Over the weekend, an once when I got home, I got, “You’re huge. Are you sure you aren’t due in July?” I tell them end of September and their jaws drop. People sure know how to make a pregnant lady feel bad!
    I haven’t run at all. It’s just too painful, but I’m having trouble walking at this point too. Hopeful it subsides and you are able to stay active!

  8. Steph @FitMomTraining says

    I bought the same belt. I haven’t tried it out yet. I’m hoping to works so I can keep running for a few more weeks. I don’t get the ligament pain so much but the extra 20 pounds are definitely making themselves known!

  9. My friend is lending me a belt and I’m considering trying that. I’ve had to stop running at 23 weeks because it was causing uncomfortable Braxton Hicks. Except in my mind I haven’t really given it up, I just keep trying it and hoping they have magically gone away. They haven’t.

  10. Congrats on the move! The support belt did help me, but my RLP weakened around 20-22 weeks so it wasn’t as painful to run. I didn’t run for National Running Day, I had to stop two weeks ago because, well, the fear of peeing my pants was close to becoming a reality! Now it’s just tons of walking. Keep up the good work and do what you can!!!

  11. I am 23 weeks as well!! We are preggo buddies. I agree, the one thing I have really missed is a cocktail now and then. Ah well.

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    Pregnancy Update: Week 23

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