Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pregnancy #2: 22 and 23 weeks

So first of all, I was at the park this morning, and I freaking got SHOT IN THE BACK with a BB gun. I was (and am) absolutely livid. That park was filled with kids, and I'm so thankful that it was me and not one of the kids, and that no one got seriously hurt. I don't want to say much more because the police are involved and it's an open case, but seriously, I'm so mad. I have no problem with guns, but I think BB guns should be treated with the same respect as any other gun, and I have zero tolerance for crap like this. Really. It is completely unacceptable to shoot a BB gun into a park filled with kids. Also? It's been on hell of a week. I've had stitches in my pregnant belly. I've been stung by a bee in between my toes. AND I'VE BEEN SHOT. I mean really? REALLY?! I couldn't make this up if I tried. Oh, and then when we got home from the park, Lizzy was throwing a temper tantrum, and peed on my camera bag. So yeah. There's that. But at this point, what can you do besides laugh? Anyway, on the positive side, my mom and sister came and picked up Lizzy for the afternoon...and I'm grateful for the chance to take a nap and watch some TV after this heck of a week!

But now that that's off my chest....


 23 weeks. 
Compared to 23 weeks with Lizzy:

How far along: 23 weeks. I missed last week's update thanks to the new baby niece excitement (yay!).

Size of baby: A grapefruit (The Bump) or a large mango (Baby Center). In other words, 10.5 to 11.8 inches and about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.

Weight Gain: +2 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight. I have no idea whether I should be counting from pre-pregnancy weight, or from my low weight since I've been pregnant. Counting from pre-pregnancy makes me feel better, so I'll go with that.

Symptoms: Nothing pregnancy related this week! I think the stitches/bee sting/getting shot have occupied most of my attention, ha!

Exercise:Yes! Justin moved the elliptical in for me this weekend, and I have now used it every morning this week, except for the one day that I was forbidden to do so because of the stitches. It's so nice.

Clothes: Some maternity, and also some non-maternity tunics and dresses that I found at Goodwill. In this week's photo, the shorts are maternity, and I have no idea about the top because the tag was cut out.

Cravings/Aversions: Chocolate and pizza. I'm refraining from those two, though I did totally stop at Taco Bell on the way home from the park today.

Movement: Yep, and Justin even got to feel a kick the other night!

Worries: Stressing about news on the mole (which I won't have until next week at the very earliest). And here's the funny part about that, which I realized in the shower this morning: I've had a number of moles removed before, and none of them were skin cancer. In fact, the one time it WAS skin cancer, it wasn't even a mole that was removed, it was a "bruise" that never went away. I don't know why I'm so stressed about it this time. Probably just because it's the first one post skin cancer. Either way, I will be glad whenever this is all over, and seriously hope its sooner rather than later.

Milestones: Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and she's hearing more and more sounds from the outside world, such as dogs barking and horns honking.

What's Different This Time: Um, we have no name. I've been fantasizing about a long leisurely dinner where Justin and I discuss names, and magically fall on one that we both LOVE but thus far, it hasn't happened.

Best moment of the week: It's a toss up between my newest niece Lyla being born, and Justin getting to feel a baby kick for the first time :)


  1. Holy cow. You've been shot. I just...can not believe this. a.) Thank God it didn't hit a child. b.) Thank God you're okay. and c.) Hopefully all is taken care of with the police!

    Also. I find it really...odd...that they're even making you worry about this mole. I mean. Wasn't it just stretching because of your belly? Don't moles just 'do that' when a part is growing. It's just abnormal to me. I think you'll be perfectly fine. Don't stress, you're completely right, the other was a bruise!!

  2. I am so sorry you are having to go through these difficult times...I really am glad you and no one else was seriously injured at the park. Praying you find some peace in all of this. I hope you get to relax and enjoy the weekend coming up, you deserve it :) Oh, and the belly is wonderful! So cute :)

  3. Wow, I can't believe you were shot with a BB gun. Thank goodness you're OK and no one else was hurt.

    P.S. You look great in your picture! Super cute! :-)

  4. Pretty crappy week I'd say. They say bad things come in 3s so I think that's 3. Hope it gets better. At least you had a break!

  5. Meredith, wow! This is crazy, everything that you're dealing with! I cannot imagine, you're such a strong woman to be able to deal with this and come through the other side. Praying for you, that the results come back clean and for life to calm down!

  6. OHMYGOSH YOU GOT SHOT?! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? I know you can't talk about it but WHAT.THE.HELL?! #endrant

    I missed the stitches-in-the-pregnant-belly story! I hope you're okay! In other news, you're an adorable pregnant woman, which I think I say every week but it just suits you so darn well.

  7. gah, still can't believe this week for you. It just HAS to get better from here on out. Sort of chuckled at the idea of Lizzy peeing on your camera bag---right out of a sitcom!

  8. Wow, what a week! I will admit, I laughed when I read that Lizzy peed on your camera bag (glad you were laughing, too). I hope things turn around for you!

  9. I'm do glad you are okay. That is terrible that you were shot by a BB gun. That's crazy and someone could have been seriously hurt.

  10. What the heck! I hope they find the person that did that - someone could have really been hurt. After a day liek that - you need Taco Bell. That place is the one fast food restaurant I Love...LOVE.

  11. I would have been freaking out on someone about the BB gun. Ridiculous! I hope they catch who was doing it. I can't believe that! And girl, get yourself some chocolate and comfort food and put your feet up- you deserve it! :-)

    The perfect name will come to you. In fact, I ALWAYS knew I wanted to use Kenley but convincing Brandon was half the battle. He came around about 6 weeks prior. :)

  12. Still cannot get over the bb incident. Geez. I hope your weekend is better than your week!!

    Regardig weight, I always counted from my pre pregnancy weight, not my lowest weight. It made me feel better too. :) But, I did find that post baby, my body naturally settled into the lowest weight, give or take about 3 pounds. I hope the same happens for you!

  13. I liked your blog and I posted similar to yours....

    pregnancy week by week

  14. Thank god that shot didn't hurt any child and you.thank you for posting your memories.I hope you get to relax and enjoy the weekend coming up.


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