How far along: 23 weeks
Size of Baby: 11.5 in & 1.1 lb
Fruit/vegetable comparison: Large Mango
Total weight gain: 7 pounds (Starting to get up there!)
Sleep: Pretty good other then my crazy dreams! One of my recent ones was of my best friend having her baby a month early, and I found out about it on Facebook! I've also had a ton of dreams where I'm either taking care of my baby or someone else's baby, and I forget about it. So stressful!
Movement: Yep, she's kicking away and slowly starting to get stronger. Though, the kicks still aren't quite consistent. Does anybody know when you're supposed to start counting them?
Unglamorous body changes: No cankles this week! But now I'm having a hip problem. My right hip feels like it's coming out of the socket. I think I've figured out part of the reason why it got so bad this week. I sleep with a body pillow in between my legs but my ankles/feet hang off the end. Since my legs weren't parallel I think it was throwing my hip out of whack. The last few nights I've made sure my legs are completely parallel to each other on the pillow and that has made such a difference! I feel like I can also tell that my hips are starting to spread out too. Like I can literally feel them moving! Hopefully I don't start waddling already.
Showing: I guess I've hit the point where people know I'm pregnant now especially if I'm wearing something form fitting. I've had a few strangers hint towards my pregnancy, and I had no idea what they were talking about until my husband had to clue me in. I'm still not use to this!
Food cravings: Still lots of chocolate milk and sweets
What I miss: Walking normal (see unglamorous body changes)
Milestones: She's forming little nipples. Her face is fully formed now -- she just needs a little extra fat to fill it out. She's listening to my voice and my heartbeat -- and even to loud sounds like cars honking and dogs barking. (per thebump.com)
Side note to this: I told Ryan that she could hear things around me now. So he decides we need to be playing her more music. I started cracking up because the first song he decides to play her was by Karmin! That's my man and I love him for it!
Best moment this week: She now has a chance at surviving outside of the womb with major medical intervention!! Praying that will not happen but we've definitely come to a milestone. Also, starting to buy furniture for the nursery! We ordered the crib and rocker this past weekend. And we purchased her awesome stroller that I'm so excited about. Our ideas about the nursery are finally starting to come together, and we've even picked out the paint color.
Looking forward to: So much! Third trimester, actually seeing my belly move, getting the nursery together and finally picking out her name.