6 months pregnant update (23.5 weeks)

So I’m apparently now in my sixth month of pregnancy… how is that possible? The first few months crawled by, but suddenly we’re just a few weeks shy of the final trimester.  I’m trying to wrap my head around what that really means!

Thankfully, I’m feeling good and my energy has been really high this week.  The sunshine helped, too!

I mentioned before that my morning belly is quite different from my evening (post-dinner) belly.  Here’s a comparison so you can see for yourself:

23 weeks

Morning belly

23 weeks (evening belly)

23 weeks (evening belly)

Just ignore the unmade bed and laundry basket- that’s life these days!

This will be a fun week.  We’re going to my parents for the weekend and I’ll run the Garden Spot Half marathon on Saturday.  Well, try to run…. some days my legs just don’t want to go, so I don’t know what to expect, but I’m planning to have fun and make the best of it!

What else is happening:

How far along: 23.5 weeks

Total weight gain: up 10-11 lbs

Maternity clothes: There are a few pairs I’m now wearing regularly.  Lots of stretchy skirts I hope to break out soon, too.

Sleep: This week was fantastic! I hope that keeps up for awhile.

Miss anything: Not feeling like I have lead legs when I run! But overall, not much.

Movement: Yes! Still more mellow than my daughter was.  More turning and shifting, less kicking at this stage.

Food cravings: I’m going through an “I’m hungry but nothing really sounds good” phase.  Oh and sweet foods… I made both brownies AND chocolate chip cookies this week… oops.  🙂

Anything making you queasy or sick: There are foods that I don’t want, but nothing makes me sick.

Have you started to show yet: Growing every day!

Gender: If you missed it, looks like we’re going to be surprised:)

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, especially if the sun is shining.  What a difference that makes! But every once in awhile I’m hit with a grumpy, exhausting day.

Looking forward to:  More outdoor time with my daughter.  Getting the nursery painted this weekend while L and I go to grandmas.


Did you enjoy some sunshine this weekend?

What are you looking forward to?

41 thoughts on “6 months pregnant update (23.5 weeks)

  1. You look magnificent as always! I miss that baby belly. If I slouch I can still puff my belly out like that but somehow it’s not the same. LOL

    We did enjoy sunshine here too this weekend…finally!! I think even happy people are a bit seasonally affected this year.
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  2. You look so darn cute with that little bump! I’m glad you are still feeling great. How fun that the nursery will be getting a coat of paint this weekend. And how fun that you are running the half. Enjoy!
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  3. Wow a surprise?! I thought I could be surprised the 2nd time around but when it came time to find out, I couldn’t resist:) I guess the baby made that choice for you;) Glad your moods are mostly sunny:)
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  4. Another race?! A half marathon?! You go, woman! I’m so inspired by your commitment to exercise through your pregnancy, that if I do ever get pregnant with the second one, you will be my idol!! Thank you for asking, I did get some sunshine this weekend, and it is going to get up to the 70s here in Colorado! I can’t wait…
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  5. You look fantastic! I remember getting to the 6 month mark and thinking “I’ve got this, no problem.” Now, I’m 38+ and I’m done. No more cute, no more fun, just GET OUT!
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  6. You look incredible, girl! I really think you’re having a boy now. Wyatt moved waaaay less than this baby does. Maybe boys are just more mellow… until they get out and then it’s nonstop craziness. 😉 Glad you’re feeling well!
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  7. So glad it’s going so well for you! You look great! Good luck on your race this weekend!

  8. Yay for 6 months! You look great! My belly is exactly the same, I swear I grow two inches after dinner. 🙂

  9. Yay! Looking great! I love reading these to see how things change week to week 🙂 The sunshine looks wonderful for this week! I am so excited for the day it is meant to be 75!!!! I am excited for my half marathon this weekend after I had a good start at the Cherry Blossom 10 mile this weekend 🙂
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  10. You look great! I had the same thing with the size of my belly. It was always smaller in the morning! 🙂

    We enjoyed some beautiful weather this past weekend with temperatures in the 80’s and so far the week is continuing to be the same!
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