Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Project 52 - 2014 - Week 1

"A portrait of Jackson, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Thanks to Stephanie at This Wonderful Life, I've decided to jump on the Project 52 bandwagon and link up once a week with Practising Simplicity. I'm excited to challenge myself to take a portrait of Jackson at least once a week. I often times do this anyways, but there is the occasional week where I don't get my camera out and I often regret those weeks. So I'm hoping this project will encourage me to get my big girl camera out at least once a week and get a picture of Jackson (and our new baby girl come Spring). 

I've already shared this picture, but thought I'd share it again and use it for my week 1 picture.

23 Week Bump Date

How Far Along: 23 Weeks + 1 Day
(You can check out my 23 week post from when I was pregnant with Jackson here.)

Size of Baby: (According to babycenter.com) 23 weeks: Your baby is about the size of a large mango. Your baby now weighs just over a pound and is more than 11 inches long – and if you turn on some tunes and sway to the music, he/she can feel you dance.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: At my 21 week appt. I totally forgot to pay attention to how much I had gained total. At 17 weeks I was up 10 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes.

Gender: Its a GIRL!!!

Movement: Yes, she's moving around quite a bit now, and I love it.

Food Cravings: Still no real food cravings.

What I miss: Nothing really at the moment, other than just being able to do normal things without feeling tired or out of breath.

Sleep: Having to get up at least once a night to use the restroom and just can't seem to get comfortable sometimes.

Symptoms: A growing belly, a few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there and some sciatic nerve pain.

Best Moment this week: Just feeling baby girl move more and more.

What I am looking forward to: Having a definite name for baby girl and getting her nursery ready.