Monday, May 23, 2011

23 Week Bumpdate

Baby Updates

  • She is now approx. the size of a baby doll! More than 11 inches long and weighs over a pound.
  • Some noises are becoming familiar now! Such as my voice, Roxy barking, dishes clanging, or the vacuum running. 
  • Fat accumulation is picking up pace, she will double in weight the next four weeks.
  • She is starting to practice breathing with amniotic fluid by sucking in and out of her lungs.

Momma Updates

23 weeks2
*camera phone pictures due to laziness. apologies for the toilet back drop*

As much as I hate to complain about anything related to the little miracle inside me...Ouch, the back.  There are days that no matter what I do I can never get relief, even in my bed or relaxing on the couch. Also the calves and ankles...what in the world? I think I stood way too long one day and had so much discomfort/pain by the evening I had to sit and prop them up. They felt swollen (didn't really look like it though). I thought it was too early for all that! I'm so in for it. Otherwise, I feel pretty good! I'm loving that I can eat whatever and I haven't gotten sick in weeks. Bad thing is I'm beginning to crave soda. The whole first half of my pregnancy I never cared for it. Now is a different story... along with a lot of sweets, eek. Not to worry I still dig the healthy stuff as well. I have my 24 week check up on Friday so I will know how much weight I have gained then. I'm pretty sure I'm not up about 3lbs total. We'll see how accurate I am though!


Other Related News

The nursery is painted and the chair rail is installed; it looks amazing! We have just a few touch ups- new blinds and fan need to be installed- and we're ready to set up the crib!  I also bought her letters for her name and spray painted them. They are ready to go! I'm hoping we can finish with those things this weekend. I can't wait to show you all the start of her nursery!

23 Week Old Fetus

17 comments:

Ms. J said...

Look at that perfect little belly! I'm jealous already, ha!

Callie Nicole said...

You look great! So tiny still.

Andie Zimmerman said...

Look at that little belly. You are so stinkin' cute, Jeska!

Natalie said...

You look so cute! I can't wait to see what your nursery looks like :)

Allie said...

You look great!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Yay! what a fun update - for the back pain dear, do not hesitate to ask your doctor about physical therapy. It has seriously helped me SO much! As for those God forbided... kankles... I ice mine at night or put them in a cold tub it relieves that pressure atleast long enough to fall asleep :)

Natalie Marie said...

I love the name of your blog! My blogs name is the name of my love song with my love! I am so excited I found your blog today!! I would be honored if you would stop by mine and tell me what you think! I can't wait to go back and read your older post and get to know you more!
Thank you
NAt

Sara said...

You look incredible!! Can't wait to see nursery pictures!

cait said...

you look great! hope you find back relief and that it doesn't get too much worse for you!

what fun about the nursery...can't wait to see pictures! :)

Ashley said...

Exciting stuff going on! Can't wait to see the nursery. You are carrying low, I did too. That means back pain. :(

Kerry McCullough said...

What a cute little baby bump you have! Sorry about your back pain- some morning and night stretches might help a little. PS- I'm in Maryland, too. I don't see too many mom bloggers representing MD out there :)

Courtney said...

I just had to commentand say I love your blog! You are the cutest little pregnant ladie and I love the name Addison for a girl. Your pup looks like mine's sister. What breed is she?

AmyLee said...

oh my gosh, quite being the cutest pregnant lady EVER. i can't take it ;)

x S.K.K x said...

Looking fabulous as always Jess and can't wait to see the nursery :)

Sarah said...

Awww. You look so adorable!!

Elise said...

You look adorable! I think you are one of those pregnant ladies that everyone wishes and hopes to look like, you are absolutely glowing!

Kat said...

So crazy how you and I were both pregnant with girls and yet I carried mine wicked high the entire pregnancy and yours seems to be so low! So much for all the tales of knowing the gender of the baby just by the way the mom carries him/her.

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