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    23 weeks

    How far along: 23 weeks
    Weight: 135.2 lb
    Sleep: Good
    Gender: Boy
    Movement: Yep. He doesn’t like music with fast beats, but enjoys more mellow tunes. Moby was a hit this week.
    Feeling: Good. I’m going to be meeting with a chiropractor for a bit, so hopefully that will help with the back achies
    What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy. It wasn’t until being at the chiro office lying face down that I realized how good just being able to go face down feels right now
    Weekly Wisdom: I came to the realization this week that I really need enjoy this pregnancy as much as possible, and cherish the little things. This will be my last pregnancy, and all the things I’ve been taking for granted and even noted as nuisances will be missed. So I’m trying to really enjoy the fun stuff, like the baby moves, and focus less on the crummy feelings.
    Milestones: S can feel S2 on the outside now. We’re trying to get G to feel belly movement too, but he’s not patient enough to want to keep his hand on my belly and wait for his brother to do something.
    Food cravings: Still craving watermelon, and still averted to pork.
    Fetal development:
    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 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.

    2 responses to “23 weeks”

    1. Grammie says:

      Try to get S use to the sound of a cat hissing!! He will certainly hear that outside too

    2. Rebecca says:

      Well it’s certainly a good time of year to crave watermelon =)

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