Time for another update because yesterday marked 23 weeks!
What’s happening with baby: Baby is growing more and more proportioned and starting to actually look like a newborn. It should also be very active these days. (True!) Baby’s sense of movement is well developed and it can feel when mama dances and moves. Baby continues to listen to noises from the outside world and common noises like the dogs barking or a vacuum running will be familiar to baby after it is born.
What’s happening with mama: Overall mama is feeling good! I’m still a bit tired most days because my sleeping is still off but I think that it is getting better. At least I am hopeful it is! My allergies have reared their ugly heads and have been kicking my butt for the last week – I am sure that isn’t helping. Oh, and I have had more sciatic nerve pain on my left side the past week. Not sure what has got that so aggravated but I haven’t been making it to yoga as much as I had been and I really think that helps as far as sciatic nerve pain goes. E and I are visiting family in New York this week, so we’re on the road again and as a result workouts have taken a backseat to visiting with family and friends we haven’t seen in many months and fun plans with them. I don’t have anything to really complain about! (Except maybe the heat… yesterday was stupid hot!)
I have been feeling the baby move more and more. That’s very exciting! So different than when I was pregnant with E. I wasn’t able to feel her move nearly this much at this gestational age. Or at least I don’t remember bring able to! Papa Bear and I were also able to for sure watch my belly move this week! But so far we’ve been the only ones to see or feel the baby move.
I continue to get a bunch of Braxton-Hicks. They happen, generally, multiple times on a daily basis.
In general things are pretty status quo!
Thoughts from grandma: It has been an absolute delight to have Holly and E here for the week. I can’t wait to share the same time with the new baby. I look forward to sharing the morning kisses, the imagination, the sweetness and innocence in the voice with both grandbabies. I am still waiting to feel baby move but so far he has not cooperated. (Obviously grandma is Team Blue.)
Papa Bear has been in quiet solitude this week. I’m sure he missed them immensely, but I hope he is enjoying his quiet time as much as we are enjoying our time with Holly and E.
Baby is the size of a: large mango.