23 weeks!

day: 23w0d
meds: prenatal, baby aspirin, iron supplement
side effects: upper backache, ligament pains, heavy feeling
mood: good

before i jump in with what’s going on with the twinks, i thought i’d say two things. one—i made it through the night with no bad feelings from the pineapple. thank god! and two—my new side effect, upper backache, i figured out is because my tummy is now keeping me too far from my desk and i have to reach for my keyboard and mouse. it no longer tucks under—can you believe that?!?

ok, and now the week 23 report (again from baby-gaga because i like it better):

Week 23: Dancing baby alert!

Fetal development in pregnancy week 23:fetus in sixth month

At this point you’ve pretty much adjusted to the fact you’ve got a moving little gymnast inside of you, but now they’re going to kick up the party a notch because they can hear and react to sounds from the outside world. Sounds from your alarm clock, a thunder roll, or that darned car honking at you across the intersection can actually jar their little ears enough to elicit a kick or violent bout of squirming. Of course this also means that their little ears are picking up the sounds of your voice and those near you. So go ahead, sing a lullaby to your little angel—if they start kicking, it’s likely they just want you to stop… or maybe it was a kick of approval? You decide. Your baby’s tiny taste buds are still growing and their bones are continuing to ossify (harden), their tiny veins are visible through their translucent yet wrinkly skin. (Think of it this way: they’ve been swimming in the equivalent of a long hot bath for the past 23 weeks, so you can’t blame them for being a little prune-like.)

i have been feeling them kick a lot this last week. tripper got to feel it, too. he thinks they’re playing soccer in there. i think they’re impersonating michael flatly. riverdance, anyone?


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