23 Weeks Pregnancy Update

23 weeks Pregnancy Update
23 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Baby’s gender:

BOY! – gender reveal featured last week (:

Baby’s size:

More than 11 inches long, weighing just over 1 pound, roughly a large mango

Baby’s development:

I can see baby boy squirming around in my stomach. Literally the COOLEST thing ever. AJ always says I have an alien in my belly.

Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that his ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world. Loud noises become familiar now so they won’t faze him when he hears them outside the womb. ** The info comes from BabyCenter.com and I also love using the MyPregnancy app}

My weight gain:

15 lbs

Feeling: 

More normal than ever before and it is absolutely wonderful.

Morning sickness: 

Sometimes I have feelings of getting the flu, heavy head, hot, dizzy, nauseous. It’s not every day and only when I let myself go too long without eating.

Cravings: 

Not much besides always being thirsty and wanting anything majorly salted; seems counterproductive.

I have been eating every two hours starting at 7:00 AM, then again around 9:00 AM, lunch by 11:30 or 12:00 PM then I’m set until about 3:00 PM when a sugar crave kicks in and then dinner around 6 PM and a steaming cup of herbal tea around 9:00 PM.

I also take a prenatal vitamin every morning and 1/2 teaspoon of calcium and magnesium (this has helped a heap with my mood swings).

Random changes:

Gucci still follows me around everywhere and when we watch a movie he always chooses to sit on my lap over AJ’s. Sometimes it’s absolutely absurd because I’ll simply get up from the couch to put a dish in the sink, turn around, and there he is watching me from the doorway. My constant guard dog.

I’ve already started decorating the nursery in my mind. I am trying super hard to abstain from putting anything up yet because there’s still a good 4 months to go. AJ thinks I’m a little bit crazy because I’ll buy random things like a pair of booties and just gush over how cute and tiny they are saying things like, “Can you believe these are going to fit him!? Shoot, do you think these will fit him? What if he comes out and they’re already too small?!”

So far we have purchased a stroller, crib, and shelving. I also bought a rug for the room which I am out of my mind excited about. Haha! It seems absurd but I’ve been gushing over nursery pics on instagram and can’t help but take mental notes of what I want to put in his room.

Besides the little moccasins from this pic I also bought little newborn booties and keep them on my makeup desk and just look at them every time I do my makeup or get on my computer.

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4 Comments

  1. Springwater Hill
    October 17, 2014 / 10:05 PM

    Finallllly, a blog I can follow with someone who is likely due close to my due date!! I searched high and low.
    Woohoo!

    • melissa
      Author
      October 22, 2014 / 11:18 AM

      Happy to help! ((:

  2. Katie
    October 15, 2014 / 10:12 PM

    I’d love to have you explain how your hair is cut – plus what products you use on it. you have such thick, gorgeous hair! Thanks!!

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