Watch what you say — baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby’s starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn’t be hard to figure out when — just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.
All my anxiety about not feeling the kiddo was for nothing, I now feel him all the time, and he is a kicker, we even had our first fight, I won cuz I’m bigger, but we’ll see how much longer that lasts. Those kicks are pretty hard sometimes and although they don’t exactly hurt some are quite uncomfortable. Our first fight went like this:
1:30 Am at night. I’m sound asleep
Husib: Kick kick kick at the sides of my belly touching the bed
me: Ignore, still sleeping
Husib- kick kick kick even harder
me: finally awake, and grumpy, so I shift a tiny little bit
Husib: kick kick kick
Me: I pull the mom card and decide I’m going to sleep in that position and he has to just wiggle his way to the other side to get comfy
me-1 /husib- 0. But I think we’ll be having a re match soon. I think he has all sorts of opinions now about how I sleep and what I eat…he is gonna be stubborn. Also, just to mess with him, if I press on one side of my tummy, he kicks against it instead of retreating ( I read somewhere fetus’s are supposed to retreat if you poke the belly, but I dont’ really remember). Anyway, I find him very funny these days and he never lets me forget that he is there, no more pregnancy denial for me. Other than that, I feel like a fat whale, but thats about it.
How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I checked this morning and its 5lbs since two weeks ago, I’m uber depressed to say the least
Maternity clothes? gave in to the maternity Jeans this morning. It is very comfortable,so I’m glad I gave up my stubborn pride, but feel kinda fat now.
Stretch marks? More worried about VV (Varicose Veins) at the moment. However, doesn’t vv sound cute? makes it less scary.
Sleep: I’ve insomnia lately, not sure how much is pregnancy related or life related.
Best moment this week: being settled in our new place, kicks kicks and more kicks
Movement: All. the . time
Food cravings: Chocolate Donuts, cucumber sandwiches, and I can eat chicken again.yaaaay
Labor Signs: Too early
Pregnancy Symptoms: Everything, this question just depresses me now 😦 will answer next week
Belly Button in or out? Its definitely flattening
What I miss: tequila shots
What I am looking forward to: My parents visiting, finally getting the new place all the way set up.
Weekly Wisdom: Don’t fight the maternity wear, it just wants to be your friend and make you feel comfy.
Milestones: Nothing too big this weekend, I guess surviving pregnancy for 23 weeks? Ha ha…also I think unless life throws me a real curveball, this one is it for me.