23 Weeks

dress \\ belt (JCrew old, similar, similar)

How far along: 23 weeks, 5 days
Size: 11.5 inches and 1.1 lb (large mango)
Gender: Girl #2
Total weight gain: 13-14 pounds
Maternity clothes: My mom bought this cotton striped Liz Lange dress for me a couple months ago, and I absolutely love it! It's super versatile, comfy, and stretchy enough to last throughout the entire pregnancy.
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: The vivid pregnancy dreams continue. Thankfully none have been horrible, just weird.
Movement: Lots of kicks and punches lately :). I haven't felt hiccups yet but remember feeling them all the time with Nora.
Queasy or sick: I'm feeling pretty good this week!
Labor Signs: --
Symptoms: A little bit of tailbone pain here and there. My stomach isn't completely back to normal, and I'm starting to think it may not be until this baby is delivered.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Recap of the week: We had a really great weekend after a pretty normal week. We made pizza Friday night + watched the UT game and then a movie with friends, made pancakes together Saturday morning, got some chores done around the house, crafted for a friend's baby shower, and had lunch with friends after church on Sunday.
Looking forward to: Spring is finally here! We're planning on some fun outdoor activities this week and also doing a little spring cleaning.

Per usual, 23 weeks with Nora for comparison :).

+, Lauren Aiken


  1. Oh my gracious, I love that dress! Black and white stripes are my new thing. I just can't get enough of them!!!

    Also, you look great! I'm glad to hear things are going well :)