Tuesday, September 27, 2011

23 weeks pregnant OMG! 119 days to go!






The MD (?) in the video is scary and obviously reading a script LOL!

Well hmmm...whats up this week? I'm a little bored of this format I have going on with my weekly updates, if anyone has a suggestion on how to improve, feel free to text me, comment, email, bbm, fb, whatever means we may be connected!

This week your baby's length, from crown-to-rump, is approximately 8 inches! Your growing baby has finally reached one pound. Your baby is about the size of a small baby doll and looks very human. The baby's face and body look similar to that of a newborn at this time. Your uterus can be found about 1.5 inches above your navel. Your total weight gain should be approximately 15 pounds at this time.

  • that's pretty cool that the baby actually looks like a human now instead of an alien! 15 pounds at this time? Sound ok and not too scary to me.
You might notice some Braxton-Hicks contractions around this time. These contractions are not regular and they should not be painful. Braxton-Hicks contractions prepare your body for the upcoming labor and they will get stronger as your pregnancy progresses. You might be able to feel the contractions if you put your hand on your abdomen and your baby can probably feel the uterus gripping and massaging her. It will not harm your baby, so there is no need for concern.

  • i'm not sure if i've had any braxton hicks contractions. I guess I would know if it happened? I no longer have that chronic right lower quadrant ache post work and haven't had that for weeks and weeks and weeks (good). I do know if I walk to some place too fast, I do get a cramp, and that's always on my right lower quadrant. Weird how it's just at that site! I was thinking appendicitis at one point, but went away with a slower walking pace and some pursed lip breathing.

Fat is still being deposited at a rapid rate, but your baby still looks red and wrinkled. Skin is being produced at a higher rate than the fat is, so the skin hangs loosely. Your baby looks red because the skin is losing its transparency and pigment is beginning to form. You should be feeling your baby moving quite a bit throughout the day as she will kick and punch the uterus walls.

  • yes I have definitely felt the baby move since around late 21 weeks or so? and I actually now know that it is the baby moving/kicking. It's mostly on my right side, sometimes the left, sometimes squirming feeling in the lower abdomen, and only a few times at the mid upper quadrants. I havent seen any foot or any thing like that on my stomach, but if i'm lucky enough, i can actually see my hand jump if the baby kicks at the right spot. There's definitely been no consistent pattern as to when this baby moves or what makes it move. I may just be an awesome sleeper but it definitely doesnt wake me up at night moving. I think the baby just kind of really wakes up at 8:30am and does its own thing/karate/gymnastics while i'm awake, and winds down by 9pm, when I go to bed. so sweet!! I hope this is what it's like when it comes out! LOL! yes!!

Babies also run their hands along the umbilical cord and touch their body parts while they are in the womb. Your baby now can suck her thumb for real, where she was just sticking it in her mouth. Your baby will continue to swallow amniotic fluid and recycle it as urine. The liquids and sugars that the baby retracts from the fluid is a supplement to the nutrients that the placenta delivers. You might be able to feel small `jumps` inside of you when your baby gets the hiccups from swallowing fluid. The pancreas is developing and it will responsible for insulin production, to help break down sugars.


  • i don't think i've felt any of these "jumps" that i-am-pregnant is mentioning. I do noticed that i'm burping at night, like in the half awake half asleep moments. and just randomly, and embarassingly burp at work. no, not trucker style burping! Hahah..a burp just comes out of nowhere and random times. I wonder if this is a baby thing?!

Oily fish in your diet could help boost your baby's health. (Women who eat oily fish while pregnant have children with better visual development, a major study at Bristol University suggests.)  As the baby continues to grow, it has less space to move around in the uterus. Bones, muscles and organs are growing steadily.

  • i guess i should be eating more fish!
what else has happened? hmmm
  • my abdomen is definitely sticking out more than expanding wide. apparently people at work think i dont look pregnant at all from the back or anywhere else, just the belly, and some are still afraid to ask if I was expecting hahaha. first time in my life i've ever been referred to as "tiny" or ever been complimented with "you're small everywhere else." LOL!
  • i've been sick most of the week and today is one of the few days when i've actually felt like i'm on the mend, versus Declining! Of course, with that frickin cough comes the dreaded mild urine incontinence! ARGH! Seriously, I do kegels quite often, I know i'm doing it right! I guess it's just something that I can't help right now when im violently coughing and a baby is bouncing up and down inside you like a basketball on a semi-full bladder. Some things that can't be prevented! Again, no other issues with incontinence. I'm glad I don't have any seasonal allergies as i'm sure SNEEZING is another problem
  • We found a dresser on craigslist for $25! It's clean, it's white, it's light, had the perfect height and the price was right! The dresser initially had white knobs, but we were lucky enough to find a pack of nice chromy looking ones at value village for $3 (for 15 knobs! crazy price I know and great timing)
  • I nearly had a coronary putting adhesive liner inside the frickin dresser. Why do they make that Contact paper so damn hard to put on? I was cursing up a storm in the house and took me an hour to cut up and put liner in! WTF! When I was done, I started "nesting" aka CLEANING up the back room and started to place some stuff inside the dresser as there was a mountain of stuff growing in the other bedroom. Lots of little JOE line onesies and a cute pair or baby UGGS from my sis straight from Aussieland. perfect for a winter baby!
  • speaking of nesting, i also organized my dresser and clothes into 3 major piles: scrubs ... pre-pregnancy clothes on hold ... maternity clothes to wear for the next 6+ months
  • after a few hours of shopping, i'm generally pretty achy. I wonder if this has something to do with the whole relaxin hormone thing and just general increased weight and thus pre-arthritic joint pain?! haha
  • man it's hard to sit down on the floor...and even hard to get up from the floor! hahaha
  • im getting a little tired sleeping on my left side ALL the time. Sometimes I wake up with my shoulder hurting and want to switch over to the right...which I do...then get a feeling of panic and guilt...so I go back to the left hahaha. sometimes I sleep on my back but I always have some sort of thick blanket under my back so i'm not totally supine
  • no pregnancy related stretch marks, no linea nigra yet
  • I tried on my old scrubs (grey stripe aka small) and THEY DON'T FIT around the waist, pelvic crest area!!! I know they used to fit as I had pins there to hold them together! Now I can't even minimalize that gap!! AGGGHHHHHHH!! Ok, so I didn't let that over come me. But still, it was a moment of eyes widening and teeth gnawing. A moment. I'm over it. I won't do that again. my old scrub tops fit me though (for now)
  • i cut my toe nails this week, which surprisingly isnt growing as fast as my fingernails...but anyways, I usually do some sort of yoga like position where I just bend my leg upwards and my foot is over the sink and I cut my toe nails. Well guess who had a hard time with that?! Who the heck is going to cut my toe nails when this belly gets bigger? Who? WhO? WHO??!!
  • the midwife called me and said my ultrasound report from Aug 29th was normal. I'm STILL going for that ultrasound on Oct 1st though
  • need to book the gestational diabetes test for sometime in Oct b/w my 24 and 28 week
  • I think that's it!

How is my life changing according to babycenter

You may notice that your ankles and feet start to swell a bit in the coming weeks or months, especially at the end of the day or during the heat of summer. Sluggish circulation in your legs — coupled with changes in your blood chemistry that may cause some water retention — may result in swelling, also known as edema. Your body will get rid of the extra fluid after you have your baby, which is why you'll pee frequently and sweat a lot for a few days after delivery. In the meantime, lie on your left side or put your feet up when you can, stretch out your legs when you sit, and avoid sitting — or standing — in one place for long periods. Also, try to exercise regularly to increase circulation, and wear support stockings (put them on first thing in the morning) and roomy, comfortable shoes. You may be tempted to skimp on liquids to combat swelling, but you need to drink plenty of water because staying hydrated actually helps prevent fluid retention. While a certain amount of edema in your lower extremities is normal during pregnancy, excessive swelling may be a sign of a serious condition called preeclampsia. Be sure to call your midwife or doctor if you have severe or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles, more than slight swelling of your hands, swelling in your face, or puffiness around your eyes.
  • Well I don't have any swelling right now. If it's raining, I do wear my compression stockings for a just-because reason. No facial swelling or neck swelling, or just ANY swelling yet. I'm trying to limit my salt intake, but that's a daily battle.
NEXT ULTRASOUND Oct 1st and 830am!!


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