{Pregnancy Update} 23 Weeks & Nursery Progress

How far along are you: 23 Weeks

How big is the baby: 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.(source)

Baby’s Gender: Still a secret.  I am really on the fence this week. One minute I think boy and the next girl

Baby’s Name: Status is still the same- 5 boy names and 4 girls. <–notice something different, we eliminated one girls name.

Weight Gained: 16lbs

Clothes:  Some pre-maternity clothes are still fitting, although they are getting a little short.  The one thing I am having trouble with is workout pants, most are feeling a little snug around the middle.  The only ones that feel comfortable are my Lululemon Wunder Crops and well I have one pair and they are a bit of a luxury purchase right now…however I may give in and buy another pair.

How are you feeling: I’m feeling pretty good. I can tell I haven’t been to yoga in almost two weeks (minus the 25 minute at home session last week) because my hips are starting to ache again after about 6 hours of laying down.

What do you miss: Running. Wearing normal clothes. Being able to lift heavy things.

Symptoms: Indigestion, especially when I eat bananas.

Cravings: Asparagus and Salad with Briannas French Vinaigrette 

How are you sleeping: This week I have been sleeping pretty well.

Workouts: This week I took things as bit slow. Thursday and Friday I got some walking in, Saturday was a travel day and Sunday I took the day off because I was feeling some round ligament pain.  Monday I was just plain lazy, Tuesday I got in a strength workout and Wednesday I went did an at home prenatal fitness DVD.

Next Midwife Appointment:  March 28th.

Other News: We received our crib, a gift from my parents and we finally started phase 2 of organizing the to-be nursery.


Nursery Phase 2 ...because Phase 1 was too embarrassing to show

A few decorations



Clothes we picked up in Boston and at the GAP Outlet (that santa onesie was only 58 cents)

What I’m currently reading:

A review copy of Sacred Pregnancy <– amazing book that I will be blogging about next week

and I’m reading these:

Any other books you suggest to prepare for childbirth, breast feeding and/or the first year?

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  1. Megan

    I think the determination to be a great parent is all you need, more than any books, etc. Breastfeeding for one year was the hardest thing I have ever done, but when it was over, I knew I could do ANYTHING. Parenthood is transformational in ways you won’t even expect, and no one can really explain it! Congratulations and best of luck!

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