23 Weeks (March 11, 2012)
How Far Along: 23 Weeks
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is about the size of a large mango. He a bit bigger then 11 inches in length and is over the one pound mark.
How your baby's growing:
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With his sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. 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.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained 20 lbs, as of my OB appt three weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it's more then that now and it's too much, but at this point there is little I can do about it.
Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothing with the exception to some sweat pants and hubby's clothing, lol.
Gender: Boy!!! Colin Wilson.
Movement: Yep, quite a bit lately. I love knowing it's him--I feel like he just checks in to say hey!
What I miss: Moving better. I feel huge.
Sleep: Ok, I've actually been sleeping better, not getting up quite as much to pee which is nice.
Symptoms: I just feel big and out of shape. For someone who was so used to working out and being "fit" this is wearing on me. I wish I would have been better about staying in shape when I found out I was preggo. ;/
Cravings: Pistachio bread, OMG it is so yummy!
Best Moment this week: Just feeling little man move more, I love it!
What I am looking forward to: Scheduling our 4 day ultrasound, I think we are going to shoot for May 7. That'll be so much fun.
Here are the pictures of little Jelly Bean and her/his incubator for the next 9 months:
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