Week 23 has been unimpressive so far. The biggest thing that I've noticed (and Steve did too) is that my belly seems to be sticking our further and further these days. I said to Steve last night that before long I should really start to look pregnant and he looked at me like I was crazy. Apparently to him, I already do. I just don't have the cute round preggo belly yet! We moved the cradle over to our house a couple of nights ago. It fits so well in the nursery. The color of the wood is just perfect. When she is born we'll move it into our room, but for the time being, it will stay in her room.
We also decorated her room some more. We hung up multi-colored circles that matched the purple fabric that we bought. We hung them up with Velcro so I do have the opportunity to change the placement of them if I would like to. I don't think that I will, but the opportunity is there. I also painted her name and put dots on it -- and I do have to say that it turned out WAY cute.
Mom and I worked on getting her bedding made and have the crib skirt and the quilt done. I think today we are going to finish the bumpers and the curtains and then it'll be done! It already looks fantastic. I am so happy that we decided to make the bedding instead of buy it. I'm just not a pastel kind of person and I didn't want anything too babyish for the room. This will be able to grow with her for a while instead of having to change it after only two or three years. Plus, who wants to redo a room that you just did before the baby was born!!?? She'll be able to use the quilt and bedskirt for a while too when the crib converts to a toddler bed.
Scarlett is still pretty active. Two days ago she poked me way up high on my right side and down low on my left at one point. She must have been stretched out hand on one side and feet on the other (let's hope that's how she stretches out!). She woke me up this morning poking me and telling me it was time to get up. When I feel the pokes and kicks it's hard to get back to sleep because I want to stay awake to feel them.
I have a little numbness in my right hand today and up my arm a little ways. I'm wondering if it is carpel tunnel induced by pregnancy? Yesterday I did a lot with my hands sewing the bedding. I looked up numbness in the hands and arms on the web along with pregnancy and carpel tunnel came up right away. I'll have to see what happens. They say it is most likely to start occurring between 5-6 months and I'm exactly 6 months today! Good lord, I can't believe I'm six months pregnant.
Speaking of six months pregnant -- I am so excited that I'm this far along. I can hardly wait to meet her and figure out the things that she likes and doesn't like, what her interests will be, etc. What will she look like? When I think about those kinds of things, it seems like being pregnant will go on forever and I'll never get to meet her, however, I know that there will come a time when I finally do get to -- it seems surreal.