Monday, October 11, 2010
23 Weeks - No, I'm not glowing, I just can't stop sweating!
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.
I must have the roundest belly ever! There is no definition of where it begins and ends. Isaiah is squishing me! That must be why I'm eating less and I can't take a big deep breath - there's no room! My left hip is so achey too. Even though these things don't seem like much fun, I have to say it makes me very excited - My body is making room for this baby boy! I also suffer from incredible hot flashes - seriously, I can't stop sweating. Of course, it doesn't help that it's 80 degrees still - YUCK! He's expected to gain 1/2 pound every week from here on out - it's all up hill now! :)