Week 23

How big is baby? The size of a grapefruit!  (These food comparisons aren’t the most accurate I’ve realized…)

Baby Development FYI:  At about 10.5 to 11.8 inches and about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces, baby’s not just getting bigger, she’s getting even cuter. She’s forming little nipples (yeah, really!).  Her face is fully formed now — she just needs a little extra fat to fill it out.  She’s listening to your voice and your heartbeat — and even to loud sounds like cars honking and dogs barking.

My body has been invaded, how’s that going?  Up until now, I’d say I’ve been sailing through this whole pregnancy thing.  I’m sure I still have it pretty easy, but some new joys have shown up.  Joys such as back pain, heartburn (from the blasted brownies!), and leg cramps.  At first I was pretty pissed that brownies/chocolate were the source of my heartburn, but it is actually a blessing.  Laying off the sweets will keep me and my baby healthy.  Why is it that leg cramps happen at night, while you are trying to sleep?  Can I not be left alone to just sleep?  Cramp all you want (eh maybe not all you want) while I’m wide awake at work, but back off when I get in the covers!  My fingers are starting to swell.  It is very subtle, but there are indentions where my rings usually are.  Even though the autumn air has finally arrived, I feel hotter than ever.  The extra blood and insulation is no joke!

What’s been on my mind?  Weird dreams and just thinking about baby.  My dream last night was of this cute little baby that I was rocking, sound asleep, and snoring as loud as Nate.  That would happen, our baby won’t cry at night, but the snoring alone will make me wish it did 🙂

Crazy Cravings:  Baked potatoes and starches in general.  I wish they made salt-less chips so I wouldn’t feel so bad about eating a ton of them.  Do those exist?  I’ve been craving a turkey burger, so maybe Nate will make me some this weekend, hint hint.

Highlights: Looking and feeling pregnant.  I’ve been waiting to look and feel pregnant for sometime now.  Even before I was even pregnant, weird I know, but I was READY!  It made my day when the bank teller said hello and immediately asked me how far along I was.  I knew I had finally crossed over!

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