i’m 23 weeks! past the halfway mark and feeling great! i feel pretty normal except for a little bit of heartburn starting up. i bought some tums but it never lasts long enough to justify using them yet. between katie, kristen, and tanya who’ve let me use their maternity stuff, and the belly band i bought, i’m pretty set on the clothing front which feels good. brett gets jealous of the stretchy waist jeans. ha. i feel baby girl moving throughout the day and eating will pretty consistently get her to squirm. i’ve seen her kicks move my belly a couple times but brett hasn’t gotten lucky enough to catch her yet. resting your hand on my stomach is a sure way to get her to be still. i joined the gym last week to escape the summer heat but keep up some cardio and light weights. when i was signing up they kept harping on what my fitness goals are but seriously i just want to not blow up and to be able to handle the birth. it’s time for my belly to pop some more, or i need to opt for something a little more form fitting than wearing t-shirts to the gym because i just look sad and chunky when i see myself in all those mirrors there. i need a sign that says “don’t judge me, i’m actually pregnant.” i did have my first person who didn’t know i was pregnant ask me if i was at a work meeting this week, which made me then stop by the bathroom and take that 22 weeks picture to celebrate :) this coworker sees me every other month or so, so she could tell something was up, i haven’t had any total strangers make comments yet. i’m constantly being told how small i look for five months. can’t wait to see some measurements and check on things at my doctor’s appointment on monday!