Pregnancy Exaggerated. Those two words seem to perfectly describe what Week 23 has been like. It's been extreme...in all the ways that pregnancy can be extreme. For one, I feel like I'm starting to get big....really big and I still have 17 weeks to grow. It pretty much cracks me up because in the past I've had big babies and there's a good chance that this little lady won't be so little. I'm cool with it though. Actually, I'm rather fond of large babies. No matter how big or small she is, I'm already convinced that she's going to be perfect.
This week has also been marked with extreme cravings. Entire tablespoon fulls of yellow mustard, all things spicy and the all time cliche` craving-pickles, have been at the top of my list. Seriously, it's been crazy how good these things sound. A few nights ago, I made Maple Mustard Slow-Cooked Chicken, a recipe that I found on Pinterest. Even if you aren't a crazy mustard-craving lady, you should try that recipe. It's so good and so easy!
Last night I'm pretty sure that I broke the record for the world's craziest pregnancy dream. I'm not going to share all the details because I already embarrass myself enough on a daily basis but, let's just say that it involved President Obama, me and 5 kids. It was so real and totally ridiculous. I promise I don't have a thing for the President, I swear.
Her movements have been growing stronger and I find myself wondering what her face will be like. Paisley has fairly straight, very manageable hair-opposite of me. I wonder if this little one will be our blonde, curly haired girl. I wonder if she'll look at all like Judah and Paisley and what her personality will be like. I'm glad we still have a few months to prepare for her arrival but, goodness...I'm excited.
In addition to extreme cravings, crazy dreams and bigger kicks, my morning sickness has been a little worse this week. To help with the nausea, I've been using Ginger Tummy Drops, made by Enteral Health.
Normally, I'm not a huge fan of a strong ginger taste but, these drops are lightly sweetened with brown rice syrup, they're completely gluten-free and they're actually really good!
The tummydrops were developed by award winning Gastroenterologists and they contain medical meaningful doses of ginger, to quickly relive nausea. Because they're in drop form (very similar to a cough drop), the ginger immediately goes into your system, unlike ginger in the pill form. Truly, I love these and I wish I would've known about them in my first trimester!
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend! Our's has been filled with our (first ever!) pictures with Santa, a wonderful church service, crafting while the kids napped, candy cane pancakes, organizing, and planning for the up-coming week.
In exchange for the review of the Tummydrops, I received free product from Enteral Health. As always, these opinions are 100% my own.