Thursday, July 28, 2011

Week #23 - Baby Boy #2 Adventure

Size of baby? Large Mango (from head to butt which is about 11", over 1 pound.

Total Weight Gain? I'm getting nervous about this!! I go to the doc in a week and a half and I'm getting scared... I think I had a big jump this month.

Maternity clothes? Yes.... still need to shop!! But now that my belly is rounder I can wear tight shirts and look pregnant and not fat! So I'm able to wear some of my pre-pregnancy shirts and show off my bump now.

Sleep? Pretty good overall but I'm sleeping really light. The slightest noise wakes me up.

Best moment this week? Getting ready to go to San Diego in a couple days!

Food cravings? Actually got into an ice cream craving this week. I never want ice cream normally!

What I miss? Feeling energetic enough to be social. Wine. (this really doesn't change ever!)

What I'm looking forward to? Dual friend baby shower in 2 weeks.

Milestones: Almost to that magical 24 week mark...

What's next?: August 8th: Having a high tech cardio-ultrasound on the baby's hear (yay for another peek at baby!) and my monthly OB appointment.

Emotions: Have started really planning things like a registry. Starting looking at nursery decoration ideas.

Symptoms: Achy body... severe sciatia nerve pain. Mild swelling in my feet.

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. And now that he'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 his 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 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 he hears them outside the womb.