Monday, July 27, 2009

23 weeks!!

How far along? 23 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: 6lb as of my last appointment (almost a month ago, so...who knows?!?)
How much does Baby weigh?: approximately 1 1/3 pounds!
Maternity clothes? Yup. More and more pre-pregnancy shirts are taking a trip to the retired portion of the closet (for now). Even some t-shirts!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: I've been working on sleeping in a certain position that we learned in our Bradley classes, and that has made it a lot better. My back doesn't hurt anymore!
Best moment this week: whenever he's super active
Movement: Definitely. I'm trying to get used to the fact that my belly moves all around without me controlling in whatsoever. He's even started kicking/moving ABOVE my belly button.
Food cravings: none
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? It changes periodically, but I'd say that it's flat the majority of the time. I do have a little section that pokes out every now and then, though...
What I miss: not worrying about my food intake so much
What I am looking forward to: getting all the nursery furniture in place/set up!
Milestones: buying our glider/ottoman and getting organized for finishing up the nursery/other necessary baby items!

My Baby

Your baby isn't just sitting around (on your bladder) doing nothing, he's working hard preparing for life outside the womb—perfecting his lungs and packing on the pounds. He'll gain ½ pound this week alone. Other highlights this week:

Things are starting to get a little crowded inside the old womb as baby grows bigger and bigger. Your ribs are probably pining away for the good old days when they didn't have a foot permanently lodged between them. Hate to break it to you, but it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Your baby's ears are fully functional now. And since they are, you may notice that loud noises and sudden movements can startle the little bugger. He's getting used to the everyday sounds inside the womb: the sound of your heart beating, your lungs inhaling and exhaling air, the growling of your stomach because your partner promised he'd be right back with that double cheeseburger and he's taking
forever! He'll even be able to hear your voice when your partner finally arrives and you ask him where the bleep he's been! So talk nice!

Baby's got a fully developed inner ear now. This means his sense of balance is working and he can tell whether he's hanging upside down or right side up. He can also feel you moving, so go ahead, pop in your favorite tunes and boogie.

Your little Wiener schnitzel is about the length of a foot-long Chicago hot dog and weighs about 1 1/3 pounds.

1 comment:

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