Our Pregnancy: Week 23!

Ticking off the weeks, one at a time - less than 4 months to go until we will meet our little one and I can count toes and fingers! :)

According to BabyCenter:

How your baby's growing:
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.

Things have been going pretty well lately - the last round of appointments I had was on May 14th and 15th. We had a fetal echo to check baby's heart and then a follow up anatomy scan to get the images they couldn't see before and baby looks great. Her heart is good, and her profile is pretty dang cute (one of the images they couldn't get last time).

5-15-13 21w3d Baby's Profile
5-13-13 21w1d Belly Picture

5-24-13 22w5d belly (and a haircut!)
5-26-13 23 weeks - Memorial Day weekend - at the top of the waterfall
My next appointment is on Wednesday for a routine OB check up and then probably another appointment a month after that for another check up and probably Glucose Tolerance Testing (oh the JOY!) We have a growth scan scheduled for the end of July, and in the mean time I get to just enjoy my time with this little one as she grows. It is amazing how much you can love someone without even really knowing them at all.

We're starting to plan baby showers with family and I'm trying to get my hubby to agree to seriously consider buying furniture for the nursery so we can at least begin to get the room together. I am at a comfortable stage in pregnancy, and don't want to wait until I really am no use at all to start putting things in there! As it is, we still need to finish emptying out the big desk, move Kent's desk down to the basement, and relocate the big desk to his room which is going to be a fun adventure! :) I'm hoping maybe this coming weekend we can get that much done and get the nursery cleared out - blank canvas! :)

This past weekend was wonderful! We spent Memorial Day weekend with Kenneth's family, arriving Saturday mid-day and returning home Monday mid-afternoon. The weather was fabulous, and we enjoyed LOTS of great food, good down time in the quiet mountains, a hike to see a waterfall, and also the local Arts & Crafts fair! We walked the downtown shops a little too, and we came home with some super cute, and some super yummy, treasures from our weekend excursion! I really enjoyed our time with family, and just being away for a couple days in the peace that the mountains brings. It is so beautiful, calm, and quiet there. It's refreshing! One of Kent's FAVORITE things we've had from Ellijay is 3 Sisters Fudge - we had to pick up a couple different flavors to bring home. I was enjoying some of the dreamy peanut butter yesterday afternoon... mmm... Kent always picks Cookies N Cream!

I am very much looking forward to this coming weekend - we're having a get together with some very good friends of ours for a graduation party and I'm excited to spend some time with them!

Little Miss is being very active this afternoon - lots of thumping and bumping going on! I never get tired of it - although she occasionally seems to use my cervix as a trampoline, and then we have to have words.

Here's hoping for a relatively boring and uneventful appointment tomorrow. :)


  1. YAY!! Great update!! Glad things are going so well, I am soo soo excited for you guys!! xoxoxo <3 <3

  2. Aww thanks lady!! :) I am ready to get through the next few months and meet this little person! :D


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