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Grapefruit- Week 23

March 23, 2014

 

This week you are the size of a grapefruit! You are 10.5-11.8 inches long and weigh 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.  You are getting cuter! You're ears are starting to develop and your face and eyes are forming.  You are also more aware- listening to our voices, my heartbeat and other sounds.  You are starting to move when you hear familiar things.

 


I have started to play your "lullaby" and hum it to you and you react- with movement and by calming down.  When Stephen plays techno music you like to dance along- truly your father's child!

Life is getting a little trickier now that the belly is getting bigger.  I never realized how many things I place against my belly or how many things I lean my belly into. He is NOT a fan of that! I have been teaching a friend massage and it definitely takes some getting used to.

This weekend we babysat our friends' 7 month old while they took their 3 year old to her first concert (lucky girl my first concert wasn't until 17 or so!) He is such a happy chill baby- loved his jumper and  easily took a bottle and went down for bed.  Hoping our little one will be just as chill!  Of course Abel loved Stephen- he was just mesmerized looking at him.  A long standing joke is that everything (people, babies, pets) loves Stephen more.  Stephen hasn't had a lot of baby experience so it was good to see him practice, even if it was just practicing holding my plate while I took care of baby ;) Lots of friends are having babies/have little ones so maybe we can get a practice diaper change in before July haha.

How Far Along: 23 weeks

Total Weight Gain: haven't stepped on the scale for a while- maybe 20ish

Maternity Clothes: yep

Stretch Marks: not yet

Sleep: interesting. I start on my side and wake up on my back. Arms are falling asleep during the night.

Best Moment This Week: seeing how much babies love the hubs

Miss Anything: not really

Movement: I'm growing a ninja! (or swimmer)

Food Cravings: nothing special- mostly "crave" things once someone mentions it...

Aversions: ugh smells- always the smells :(
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: too early!
Belly Button: in
Wedding Rings: on
Exercise: swimming and walking Odin
Mood: normal person status :)
Looking Forward To: our babymoon next week! 

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