Tuesday, April 2, 2013

23 weeks.

lets not forget that week 23 was the week where we didnt feel your movements, for over 48 hours. not cool little man, not cool. i hope thats the last trip we'll be taking to Labor & Delivery until the calendar says JULY!
easter sunday was our last day hanging out at 23 weeks and it was so hard to not buy an easter basket! of course that would have made no sense. but tiny things are just so cute! next year baby G, you just wait. your easter basket will always be epic. i promise you that. its this mama's favorite holiday. your daddy even gets me an easter basket! {lets be honest: if he didnt, he'd never hear the end of it.}

{update on grandpa}: thank you so so much for your words. grandpa got more blood on Monday and will be going home tomorrow on Wednesday with full time hospice. hoping for the best and many days ahead. thank you friends. xxo

How far along? 23 weeks
Baby is the size of: a mango - just over 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound!
Total weight gain: 10lbs! double digits!
Maternity clothes? you betcha.      
Stretch marks? i sometimes think i am starting to see them under my boobs.
Sleep: so good. i can tell the 3rd tri is near. im more worn out now than ever.
Best moment this week: listening to babe for 2 hours while in L&D. it was quite the scare, but so good to hear him for a solid 2 hours once we arrived.

Miss Anything? meh. we went shopping for a new north face. and nothing zips over the belly. if it does, its 8 inches too long and baggy in the arm area. that sucked. but i wouldnt trade this bump for the world! dont think im missing too much this week!
Movement: i feel like a less this week than last, especially since monday night to wednesday night we felt nothing which was so strange. but yes - he is in there and he is a movin!
Food cravings: panera mac & cheese. gimme. literally. ive been going on a weekly basis.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nada.
Gender: baby G is a HE!

Labor Signs: thank goodness no!
Symptoms: out. of. breath.
Belly Button in or out? still rockin the innie!
Wedding rings on or off? on. altho, i do take them off for bed now.

Happy or Moody most of the time: im either happy or tired ;)
Looking forward to: i just turned 26 years old AND hit 24 weeks {yesterday}! SO excited about reaching viability and knowing this is it, the age i become a mama! we also bought the paint for the nursery, so im anxious to get that finished & start the fun decor!

Your Baby:
  • can feel you dance
  • can be seen squirming underneath clothes
  • blood vessels in the lungs are developing in preparation for breathing
  • hearing is more keen, the cochlea is fully formed so baby can hear what we hear.


  1. You look amazing!!! Love that dress and so glad all is ok now!!

  2. So exciting that you're at viability now! Let's hope for an uneventful few months until he's here ;)

  3. That dress is adorable! :) Happy 23 weeks!

  4. Happy to hear your Grandpa is out of the hospital. Can't wait to see the color you picked for the nursery! Oh and I love that the baby can feel you dance. :)

  5. Geez, could you be any cuter in that blue dress? And the out of breath comment made me smile-- I miss those days.

  6. your bump photos are so cute! Happy Easter!

  7. Love that blue dress. But mostly praying for you and your family, I know all too well what it's like to have a grandparent, a rock on hospice care. I wouldn't wish that feeling on anyone. Prayers for the upcoming days and weeks!

  8. Love that chalkboard thing. So creative!