23 weeks and 5 days

December 11, 2018

Today we had a check up with our OB, and last night we had our centering class with our midwives where we learned tons about breastfeeding.

Today I had a swab test done to check me for infection due to excessive amounts of discharge. Still waiting for results, but not feeling very concerned about the issue.

I am 23 weeks and 5 days today! It’s unbelievable that we are barely over 16 weeks away from meeting our girl!

Within the last few weeks I have started feeling her move a ton more, and I can even see some of her kicks from the outside! Eri was able to feel one little kick from her, but hasn’t felt much more than that. Hopefully within the upcoming weeks she will feel her girl move around more!

We still don’t have much of Lucy’s nursery put together. We have gathered a few clothes, and some diapers, but we haven’t purchased any of the big furniture yet! I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned, but we are in the middle of house projects, while also preparing for our daughter to arrive. My wife has worked tirelessly to rip up the carpet throughout our entire home, and replace it with laminate wood floors. She has all of the bedrooms done and the living room done, and next she will move onto the hallways, and then tackle the kitchen. She is doing a beautiful job! I can’t wait to share the results! We have also painted the main living space, as well as Lucy’s bedroom, so we have been pretty busy trying to get our home how we want it before the babe arrives. We know we won’t get everything done, but we are excited about the progress we have already made.

My hands, wrists, feet, and ankles have started to swell. They actually started swelling at about 19 weeks, but I’ve recently developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both of my wrists. I now sleep with braces on both of my wrists to prevent the numbness and tingling, so that’s been fun! here is the beginning of Lucy’s room renovations. here is with the flooring done. I will update with a new picture once the nursery is put together. We’ve painted her walls since this picture, and sadly I don’t have an updated picture just yet!

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