23w

Monday, January 5, 2009

I'm still alive, with a baby that now weighs almost 1 lb and measures about 8 inches from crown to rump. Apparently, baby bless is becoming plumper as his fat is being laid down at a high rate, but his skin is still wrinkled and reddish. The wrinkled and loose appearance of the skin is due to the faster production of his skin than the fat that fills it out. The reddish appearance of his skin is due to the deposition of pigment as his skin loses its translucent appearance.

Baby bless is still swallowing amniotic fluid (which provides an important nutritional supplement to the nutrition he gets via the placenta) and is passing some of it as urine. The swallowing of the amniotic fluid may cause him to get the hiccups, which I may possibly be able to feel. Also of note, I think for sure maybe that I can feel him kick now!

In the past two weeks I had my first major encounter with heartburn {extremely unpleasant} and have been sleeping terribly. I find myself waking up repeatedily throughout the night. Additionally, I have discovered my linea negra, which really freaked Tony out, since he has abandoned reading his pregnancy book.

Waitressing as much as I have been has been great exercise, but it's also caused a bit of an exhaustion related cold. So I apologize for the lack of posting lately, but all I've been wanting to do is go to sleep, knowing unfortunatley that I would not stay asleep. :(

We had our 2nd doctor's appointment on Friday. Baby bless's heartbeat was a steady and strong 150 and well, my weight is around there as well lol. I avoided a talking to by the dr, as she seems pretty pleased with my weight gain so far and seemed thrilled with my blood pressure, so I'll take it! Next up, I made my appointment to be tested for gestational diabetes by the glucose tolerance one hour test.

The interview is Wednesday morning. It's taken so long and arrived so quickly.

23 comments:

Lindsey said...

You are the cutest preggy lady!!!

Emily said...

I agree with Lindsey, you're the cutest pregnant lady ever!

fallgirly said...

You look so cute! Yay for feeling the baby kick, it's fun.

Kristal said...

"I think for sure maybe that I can feel him kick now!"

Too funny!!

And you're actually looking pregnant now! SO fun. (But not pregnant enough that you can't hide it at your interview:) )

kathleen said...

Good luck with the interview. And I love the tummy. :-)

abby said...

Good luck with the interview, you'll do great!!!

And thanks for including all those links...the wuss that I am, I almost fainted at my desk :)

AmberDenae said...

You look so great!! You're finally starting to look pregnant! ;) Beautiful!!

Jennifer said...

I agree you are so cute!!!

Good luck on Weds!!! I'll be praying for you!

Julia said...

A REAL baby bump, finally! I just noticed that eerie floating baby gadget on the right column of your blog. Weird!! And cool at the same time, but it's floating around all over the place! :)

Bluebird said...

You look great! I'm excited that you are able to feel him kick. Good luck on your interview. You will do great!

Megs said...

Ditto that! Could you be any cuter?? :)

amy (metz) walker said...

I can't believe how little you are for 23 weeks! You look great!

Dunc said...

LOL at "I think for sure maybe" - that's totally something I would say. You look adorable! Sorry about the cold....

Chelsie said...

Love the cute baby belly. I'll be praying that your interview goes great. Good luck!

The Branches said...

Wow! You are definitely getting a baby bump there! I hope you get to feeling better soon :)

Aimee Jo said...

I can't believe that it's 23 weeks already. It seems like such a big number! Here's to about 17 more weeks...

Good Luck with the interview! I'm sure you'll do great!

Jaime said...

You are so cute. I love seeing these pictures. Makes me wish I had done this, but they totally wouldn't have been as cute as yours...hehehe

Mrs. Cup said...

You look great!!!

M and G said...

Geez, you are still so tiny! You look awesome! Glad to hear everything is going great!

Kaitlyn said...

You look so great Leah! Good luck on the interview tomorrow :)

jennifer said...

Your bump is adorable!

Raquel said...

Your baby bump is growing and it is so beautiful !

d.a.r. said...

So precious! You are the cutest pregnant lady!

 

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