23 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she’s more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby’s increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her 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 her when she hears them outside the womb.


My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 119 days to go!

Weight Gain: +10 lbs (from pre-preg weight).

Symptoms:  Apparently I’m snoring more!

Cravings/Aversions: Ice cream always sounds good.  If you ever are in an emergency situation and need to know what the current DQ Blizzard of the Month is, just ask me.  I stay on top of these things.

Sleep:  For me:  fine.  For Scott:  could be better (see above re: snoring).

I am loving:  The increased and stronger movements!

I miss:  Not absolutely having to take a bottle of water with me everywhere I go.  I mean, it’s probably a good habit to form, especially since I’m ALWAYS thirsty, but it’s just one more thing to remember on my way out the door.

Movement: Yes!  Getting stronger and more frequent.  I can regularly see my belly move from the outside now and it cracks me up every time.  So surreal!

Nursery progress:  The room is almost empty!  There are a couple of things still in it that will need to stay in there for a  bit longer, but it’s very close to me being able to start moving stuff into.  (Which I need to do in the next week or so, since I need to clear my piles out of the guest room for our upcoming visitors!)

Exercise: I feel like I’ve done a lot of errand-running lately, and aside from yoga and pilates, that’s about it.  I went to the mall today and 2 hours of forcing myself to walk slowly (so hard!) while shopping were all I could handle.  I had to take a break and sit down before heading out to the car.   (I admittedly was wearing bad shoes..no support..so I’m sure that contributed to the aching back.)

Diet:  Eh.  Could be better; could be worse.

Looking forward to: Getting to start setting stuff up in the baby’s room.  Which means digging through all the bags and piles of stuff I already have accumulated, and oohing and aahing over it all again.

Belly Shot: (tomorrow)

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