23 Weeks: On the Move

Baby was really on the move this week, but so were Mom & Dad.  Kevin and I left for California on Wednesday and returned late last night.  Lemme’ tell ya, I’m exhausted!  I’ll have more to share on the trip a little later this week, but I think I’m due for a bumpdate.

san francisco   SFO

How far along? 23 weeks

Baby’s size? large mango (over 11 inches long) and weighing in at over a pound

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure, I probably went over my pound/week track while on vacation

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Not so great – except for those nights when I was traveling and completely exhausted. (out.like.a.light.)

Best moment this week: Date night dinner with Kevin on Pier 39

Miss Anything? My regular strength and energy

Movement: Yup, he’s just bopping along in there, especially when I wake, go to bed, or eat a meal

Food cravings: Chinese food, but just the greasy really-bad-for-you kind… figures

Anything making you queasy or sick: Yup, exhaustion ***more on this below***

Gender: Boy!

Symptoms: Don’t get me started… biggies are acne, MAJOR back pain, and round ligament pain

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, though I get pretty cranky when I get tired

Looking forward to: the weekend (I know I was just on vacation, but the thought of work today is dreadful.)


Okay, so about the “anything make you sick” question – Exhaustion did me in.  We flew to San Francisco on Wednesday, arriving in the early afternoon after a layover.  Travel makes this preggo tired, but we decided to walk around a wee bit anyway.  No biggie, right?  I also went out for my friend’s bachelorette party dinner that evening.  Though I was wise enough to skip a night of dancing, I experienced a good bit of round ligament pain with every step on the way back to the hotel.

The following day (4th of July), the pain continued, though it let up if I took it slow.  Kevin and I were exploring Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, etc. that day, so we did a fair amount of walking.  I felt okay at dinner, but later that evening, I was sooooo sick.  This article says round ligament pain can lead to vomiting and severe pain/cramping, and since Kevin and I split an entree for dinner without him getting sick, I guess I blame my exhaustion and not bad seafood.

Luckily, the other days on our trip didn’t involve as much walking, though they were still far from restful.  After two flights yesterday (including a 6-hour layover), we arrived late last night.  Yea… I’ll be skipping workouts or sticking to only light yoga for a couple days…

I’m sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but I thought that was worth sharing.  I never knew stretching ligaments could be such a, well, pain.  It’s a great reminder to myself and to other preggos that you’re more fragile than normal.  And that’s okay!!!

***I almost forgot to mention, the winner of the Chic Pipsqueak giveaway is Dorsa!  Congrats mama!

  • Does travel tire you out too?
  • If you are or have been preggo, did round ligament pain make you sick?

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16 Responses to 23 Weeks: On the Move

  1. Lindsey says:

    I have not had much round ligament pain lately so I am lucky. But I have noticed the past few weeks I get tired (and sick) easily. Even after a busy weekend Monday can be really hard on me. I need to learn to slow it down a bit but when I feel good its almost like I forget!

  2. aww that doesn’t sound fun 🙁 you should be lying with your feet up all day! i get really cranky when i travel/ am tired/ hungry/ you get the idea. and i cant even blame it on preg hormones :/

  3. Traveling definitely makes me sleepy, so I can only imagine the effects it has a pregnant lady. Hopefully you get a lot of rest and relaxing in this week!

  4. You look gorgeous! I’m so glad you guys got away! But that stinks you were in such pain and sick. Take it easy!!

  5. Hope your feeling better and more well-rested soon!

  6. I’m not pregnant and travel still tires me out! I don’t know what it is but it sometimes just zaps all your energy away.

  7. So cute! Travel absolutely DOES tire me out, and I’m not even preggo 😉 So worth it though!

  8. YAY I never win anything 🙂

    Oh man we went to San Diego for our babymoon. Talk about being tired! I totally know how you feel. Make sure you rest up this week and drink tons of water.

  9. You & your little bump look so adorable! I can only imagine what traveling while pregnant must be like… I’m exhausted from it normally!

  10. Sorry about the round ligament pain! I’ve actually one had it once or twice–not sure why not more? But it wasn’t fun!

    Lovin’ the bump! so cute!

  11. Sorry you’re having so much pain/discomfort! Sounds like you guys still had a nice trip, though! And you don’t look like you’re suffering at all, so you’ve got that going for ya. 😉

  12. Aw, I’m sorry you’re not feeling well 🙁 I hope the nausea goes away asap!

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