23 Weeks Down, 17 More Weeks to go! ❤

Hey everyone!
I know I have been slacking on this pregnancy and I apologize for that.
Just know that two littles and being pregnant is EXHAUSTING.
This winter has been filled with nothing but sickness for the Morris Household.

I can't say I am sad but February brings the end of our lease at our townhouse.
I remember being SO EXCITED to move here last year (when I was pregnant with Elena)
but sadly it's just not right for children and we have once again been discussing homes.

At first we were interested in renting a house but we came across one in our price range to buy!
Knocking on wood and not cursing anything, since we have had SO MANY PROBLEMS
in the house buying area due to Matt owning his own business, just keep your fingers crossed for us!
Joy fills me just thinking about the babies having a yard to play in and nice town to grow up in.
Plus actually owning a home means you can paint rooms and make it "homey" which I haven't had 
the pleasure of doing since we have mostly lived in apartments and townhouses. 

We have MANY EVENTS coming up these next few months!
I want to stick a shoe in my butt and actually get back on my blogging game.
My blog has been pretty lonely these past few months but I promise its my goal to change that.
If you have ideas of what you want me to post about other than my pregnancy & hair growth comment below!
On that note, Let's get to my 23 WEEK BUMP BOARD!

Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 

WEIGHT: +4 pounds
WAIST: 35 inches (+3.5 inches) 

Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 23:

  • Baby boy moves a ton and reassures mom he's okay.
  • I have had no bleeding and loss of mucus plug has slowed! 
  • Almost to the end of the second trimester already! 
  • I am finally getting a baby bump.
  • He was 1lb and 1 ounce at my last ultrasound.

  • Round Ligament pains especially in the morning when I wake up. 
  • Braxton Hicks constantly. They don't hurt just hard to breathe and stomach tightens.
  • Pelvis and hip pain. Occasional back pain. 
  • Fighting a sinus infection.
  • I want to eat everything in sight. 
  • I am having issues sleeping at night (besides when Elena wakes me up)
  • Frequent Urination!
  • At my ultrasound his heartbeat seemed low to me. It was in the 120bpm range. 
  • ^ He has always ranged from 170-145. 

Stretch marks: No new ones!

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies. But I do notice that he is very low and pushes my belly button up higher.

Sleep: So restless!!!!!

Best moment this week: 

Worst moment this week: All week I have wanted nothing but sweets, sweets & more sweets. I notice I have more issues controlling bad eating habits with my boy pregnancies. 

Miss anything: I do miss not being so exhausted all the time but I know it's only temporary and so worth it. 

Movement: Tons of movement, I love watching my little man kick and squirm. Going to miss this. 

Cravings: Smoothies, ice cream, ranch veggie chips, strawberry filled cookies, rice krispies... I told you its been bad. 

Queasy or sick: Just tired this week. The only sickness I have is a sinus infection not pregnancy.

Looking forward to: Being a week closer to meeting our little man! 

Mood: My mood is mixed in between stressed but lovey at the same time.

Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my midwife I think next week!
3D ultrasound at 29ish weeks. (:

What I look forward to: A confirmation that the baby is okay and growing perfectly!

Weekly Wisdom:  Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.

Treyson Michael Scott Morris❤

Thank you for reading!
Always feel free to comment below.
EMAIL: catchingupwithcrystal@gmail.com


  1. Hey Crystal, I sent you an email a few days ago to the above email address about car seat safety post that you posted a while ago. <3


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