How far along are you? 23 weeks 2 days Cravings? Still no real cravings. I continue to prefer salty over sweet and have found that a few items I never ate in the past have made their way into my diet. Take, for example, the fact that I had my first hot dog (a very expensive organic, nitrate-free, grass fed hot dog, that is) in YEARS and it tasted amazing. I’ve continued to love juice like orange juice and grapefruit juice and fruit as well as pasta. Weight Gain: At my 22 week appointment I was up 15 pounds. I won’t have another update until next week. Fears: I’ve continued to feel very peaceful about how the little one is growing and progressing. Kicks are still going strong and getting stronger by the day, which is fun but it’s also a very strange feeling. I’ve been feeling a little nervous about how little I’ve read about childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care/sleep. I think it’s because I spent so much of my early pregnancy afraid our baby wouldn’t make it, and now that things are going well I just don’t have the desire to read much for fear that it will give me yet another thing to worry or stress about. Catch 22, huh? Generally Feeling: Still feeling great! I notice that when I’m getting up in the morning my body is a little stiff and I have to move more slowly for a few minutes after getting out of bed, but other than that I feel really good. Looking Forward To: The holiday season. I don’t know why, but I’ve been particularly excited to be pregnant through the holidays. It’s always been one of my favorite times of year, and I can only imagine it will be more enjoyable this year. What I’ve Been Loving: I’m finding it so fun to slowly put together our baby registry. It’s fun to think about our baby actually using all of the things we’re registering for! Maternity Clothes? Yes! I really should cut myself off from purchasing anything else new for a while. I recently bought this dress from ASOS Maternity and this dress in grey from Target that I absolutely love. I also got these tights from Athleta that I sized up in and they’re the most comfortable thing I think I’ve ever owned. Also, if you have any recommendations for maternity coats, I would welcome the advice! Boy or Girl: Keeping it a surprise until March!