23 weeks (Baby #2)

How far along? 23 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: -2 lbs

Maternity clothes? Some, most the shirts are still big and odd looking on me, and I can still wear at least one pair of non-maternity jeans. (woohooo!)

Stretch marks? no new ones

Sleep: let’s not go there

Best moment this week: My new vacuum! (Isn’t that sad?) Oh wait, Steven did get to feel the baby move this week for the first time! That was great.

Movement: Oh yes, there’s movement!

Food cravings: Sweet stuff. My cravings change on a weekly basis. I find it interesting that I also craved sweet stuff at 23 weeks with my last pregnancy. I’ve also eat a lot of mini dill pickles lately. You should try those.

Gender:Boy #2!

Labor Signs: nope

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: NOT the hot weather, that’s for sure.

What I am looking forward to: Our family pics coming up in a couple of weeks

Weekly Wisdom: Sleep is over-rated.

Baby’s Development:

Baby’s little face is fully formed…minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples!” – thebump.com

“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.” – babycenter.com

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