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Week 23 Bumpdate

First, thank you all for your encouraging words last week about my concerns about Caroline’s growth. After lots of prayer and consideration, Matt and I have decided to change our doctor and practice. We just weren’t getting the experience we hoped for with our doctor/staff and kept receiving misinformation about our sonograms, test results, etc. We meet our new doctor next week and are extremely excited to carry this pregnancy through the rest of the way with our new team of support!


How far along: 23 weeks!

Baby Size: A papaya (8 inches, 1.2 pounds)!

Weight gain: Still 16 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Yep! In fact, I just scored that black dress from Old Navy for $12! You can still find it on sale {here}.

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: Great!


Gender: Girl – Caroline Grace Marcellino!


Movement: Oh yes and loving every minute of it! She gets real rowdy around 9 pm these days.

Best moment this week: Making the decision to move on to a new doctor. We are feeling very relieved and thankful!


Looking forward to: More nursery progress this week/weekend!

Food cravings: The usual suspects – carbs and egg sandwiches.


Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing!


Labor Signs: No


What I miss: Mimosas and over-easy eggs {which I’m stilling eat on occasion}.


Symptoms: Getting off the couch and rolling out of bed takes lots of effort these days.

Nursery: Oh my – yes, finally! Over the weekend we sold the bed in the guest room and used the cash to have our handy man come in and do a little closet makeover for Caroline. We had cubbies installed and added a second bar for her clothes. Now I just need to stock up on hangers, find some baskets for the cubbies and organize the closet!


Belly Button in or out? In. 

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Happy!

Workouts: Two elliptical workouts and 1 cardio funk boot camp class.

Prayer for Caroline: 


 Dear Lord, You are amazing and I acknowledge Your greatness and praise You! Please help Caroline’s lungs continue to grow and develop to form perfectly. Help me carry her to full term so her lungs and other organs have time to mature. Let Matt and I use the breath You have given us to express gratitude and praise You. Help me to be a good mom and role model for my family, and help me to be an expression of your Holy Spirit. Thank you, Jesus!

“Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, ad the man became a living being.” – Genesis: 2:7

Stay tuned this week for a fun maternity shirt giveaway!



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K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

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It's definitely frustrating when you're not getting the proper care or information from your doctor. I switched to a different practice for second pregnancy because of a negative experience I had at the end of my first pregnancy. I couldn't have been more pleased. It felt totally different and I wish I had went with them the first time around. At least, we know where we're going when we decide to have number 3.