23 weeks (Baby FOUR)

I’m feeling like a terrible mother to this sweet baby. This year has been an insanely wild roller coaster ride, and we haven’t even gotten off of it yet. I’ve done a terrible job of documenting this pregnancy though, and I’m already regretting it. It’s more than halfway over, and I have yet to get to really enjoy this pregnancy the way I did the others.

If you’re interested in how this pregnancy stacks up against some of my others (because I’m sure you are haha) check out 23 weeks with Baby#1 and 23 weeks with Baby #2.

pregnancy photo

How far along? 23 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +.5 lb (on a good day)

Maternity clothes? nope, unless you count my favorite maternity yoga pants that I wear whether I’m pregnant or not 🙂

Stretch marks? no new ones

Sleep: decent

Best moment this week: Steven’s surprise birthday party!

Movement
: Yep

Food cravings: Mexican

Gender:unknown

Labor Signs: had a few Braxton Hicks contractions

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: having my own house

What I am looking forward to: Christmas

Weekly Wisdom: Write everything down. Everything. Pregnancy makes your brain mush.

Baby’s Development:


Baby’s little face is fully formed…minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples!” – thebump.com


“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.” – babycenter.com

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