Wednesday, November 4, 2009

23 weeks

Veintitres. That would be 23 in Espanol (which is Spanish for Spanish). :)
There isn't a whole lot to report since last week. My back has been aching AGAIN (darnit) so I figure we're going through another growth spurt. Baby Boy is moving A TON , which is wonderful and reassuring. I am peeing A LOT and am hoping it's just the baby pressing on the bladder and not another UTI.

Addison seems to be gaining more and more understanding of what "the baby in Mommy's belly" means, which is very fun. Yesterday she was pretending to cry and said that she was "crying like baby in Mommy's belly". Since she knows that babies cry, that statement seemed to me like she is starting to put 2 and 2 together. She has been kissing the belly more and the other night when I asked her for a back rub (haa), she said she wanted to "rub baby belly." It's very sweet. She is a charmer. :) I definitely think it will be quite the shock and adjustment for her when the baby actually arrives, but I am thrilled she is showing positive signs already.

I was on a big kick of designing the new nursery for a couple of weeks and fell off the bandwagon. Addison's 2nd birthday invitations took over...and boy did they ever. Those things took me a week to make! I'm happy with the turnout and have received a number of compliments so far (thank you, thank you, thank you), so it was worth it. I hope to pick up the nursery planning again soon so we can get a start on it after the first of the new year. Or maybe before, if the holidays and Addison's birthday don't become too time consuming. Yeah, right!

How your baby's growing:
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.

And the belly....

Mommy and both of her babies. One is just hiding a bit....hopefully for another 17 weeks!

Addison pulled up her shirt wanted me to take a picture of the baby in her belly, too!
Then she just rolled around on my bedroom floor looking too incredibly cute not to take a picture or two.


The Goldmans said...

I cant believe you are 23 weeks already and girl you look fabulous! Addison is one adorable little girl, that smile could move mountains :)

Julie Evans said...

Ok, Addison's tummy picture is TOO precious!

Katie said...

Love Addison showing her belly. You two are so cute! Time is flying!