Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Baby Bump 23 Weeks!

Not the best picture, I realize.  However it was the best I could do at 6:30 am.   Cute tank from Target and my JCrew white pants, held together with a belly band. 

How far along: 23 weeks.  Baby can feel dancing.  Blood vessels under the lungs are developing to prepare for breathing and sounds that the baby is picking up on are preparing him for the entry to the outside world.

How big is baby: The size of a large mango. 

Sleep: Pretty good!  I didn't sleep that well last night, since today was the first day of school back for teachers and I had anxiety that I wasn't going to hear my alarm!  Other than that, both sides are equally comfortable but I still wake up and find myself on my back.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions:  I love watermelon, peanut butter, and water.  My biggest aversion is meat.  I have added a bit back in, but it is not my first choice nor does it sound appealing.

Exercise: Yoga, yoga, and more yoga.  Now that I am showing, people get a little nervous in class and ask if I "should be doing that."  But I received the green light from my doctor and just feel better following my regular fitness schedule.  I do plenty of modifications and drink plenty of water so I think everyone (mom and baby) is just fine! 

Gender: BOY!!

Movement:  Lots of movement around 10:00 pm.  This is not good but very similar to big brother Paul.  When Paul was born he had his day and nights confused.  He loved to party at 3 am.  It seems his brother is following in his footsteps! 

Worries: Today I worried about if this baby becomes a biter in his toddler years?  Paul doesn't seem to show any of the signs that he will show his frustrations in biting, but can we escape it a second time?  Totally random, but the thought went through my head today.  

What I'm loving: The weather is cooling a bit.  Yesterday we went to the pool and had to leave early because it was so chilly.  I am ready for some boots, sweaters, and fashionable scarves! 

Symptoms: Nothing too much.  Sometimes a little tired but I am feeling so much more energized than I did first trimester! 

What I'm looking forward to: Getting the first few weeks of school under our belt.  The start of the school year is so exhausting, but then I remember my routine and how to actually perform my job, and things seem to get a little easier.  

Best moment of the week: Coming home today from work to a very excited two year old who couldn't be happier to see us.  And coming home to a sparkling clean house (thanks mom)!


  1. Mango sized baby and big brother Paul. I love it!

  2. WHOA.. how come that door is not painted?
    You look amazing! And, it was so fun to baby sit at your house.. I could take it all in all the work and design you and Ryan have done. Everything looks beautiful!


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