Wednesday, April 13, 2011

23 Weeks!

How far along: 23 Weeks.
Total weight gain: 10 lbs total, but I'm sure I've gained a pound or two in the last week. I'll find out at my 24 week appointment.
Maternity clothes: The only items I wear are loose fitting pants or maternity shorts. I'm also starting to wear skirts and dresses. It's very uncommon for me to wear pre-baby shirts these days. They just dont stay down over my belly.
Sleep: I'm sleeping all night, every night. Thank goodness I have a husband who has a sense of humor about the amount of pillows I use. He calls it my birds nest. :)
Best Moment this week: Having a relaxing weekend. It was nice to just hang around the house, run a few errands, and grill out all weekend with the beautiful weather. We have been walking every evening and sometimes ending up at Baskin Robbins.
Movement:  He doesn't stop. It's not 24/7 or anything like that but it is at least every few hours, sometimes constant but sometimes not.
Gender: Boy!
Labor signs: None. Hopefully I won't have any for another (gulp) 17 weeks. I am starting to feel the tightening in my stomach sometimes but it's not painful. I didn't realize until last week when I read it in both of my books that this will start happening and not to confuse it with labor, it is just my body starting to prepare.
Belly button: Slowly but surely, it's making it's way out. It's mostly there.
Cravings: Food.       
What I miss: As of right now, nothing. 
Stretch Marks: *Sigh*  The line by the belly button has gotten darker.
What baby is up to: Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With his sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that he's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound, you may be able to see him squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze him when he hears them outside the womb.
What I am looking forward to this week: LOUISIANA!!!! I leave in less than 36 hours. I am mostly packed with one more load of laundry to do. I meet with the dog walker tomorrow afternoon so she can let Riley out while John is working. I'm a bit anxious leaving my family here but I'm sure that feeling will pass once I'm in LA. I'm excited to see all of my family as well as John's parents who are driving to LA for my baby shower. I can't wait for everyone to see how big baby has gotten!
The Birds Nest. Guess which side I sleep on....
It's a bit blurry, but this is 23 weeks.

1 comment:

ksue said...

I love the birds nest!!! PS--two babies later, I STILL use about 6 pillows :))