23 weeks | Baby Sweets

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


How far along: 23 weeks. [23 with Ezra23 with Isaac]

How big is baby: A grapefruit at 10.5 – 11.8 inches and 12.7 oz. Baby Sweets is listening to my voice and heartbeat, and even loud sounds like cars honking and barking.

Weight gain/loss: Pushing towards 13 lbs.

Stretch marks: After two pregnancies, I somehow still don't have any. 

Sleep: The pregnancy dreams are a little much lately, especially after Friday’s events. I can’t seem to have a sweet dream for anything.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Still not craving hummus like I have in the past. I’ve eaten it a few times now and enjoyed it, which is a definite change from the beginning of this pregnancy, but it’s no where near normal. I pretty much eat two Claussen pickles upon arriving home from work everyday. And I’m eating ½ a cup of semi sweet chocolate chips nightly it seems. Blergh. When Ezra hears the cupboard door open he comes running, because he knows he’s going to get a treat and it’s literally the baking cupboard, so all he is expecting are chocolate chips. It’s not like it’s the sweets cupboard. True sign that I’m eating too many.

Movement: Baby Sweets is supposed to be establishing a pattern of awake/sleep times, but just like with the boys I haven’t seemed to figure it out. The little one is active and Tony got to feel his first kick, but it’s not too regular yet.

What I'm worrying about: Oh you know, just brining another child into this broken world.

What I'm loving: When I do get frequent kicks. I just love it.

Symptoms: Heartburn, insomnia, moodiness, fatigue, sore boobs, weight gain . . . you know the usual. I’m just so tired right now.

What I'm looking forward to: Christmas plans, starting with our hot dog picnic at my Mom’s on the 22nd! And then after the Christmas fun, our elective ultrasound on the 27th. I think both Tony and I are in a holding pattern of borderline acceptance, but are still somewhat reserved. I’ve found myself telling people “It’s a girl, so I’m told.”

Best moment of the week: Tony getting to feel the baby kick and Isaac proudly showing me the present he picked out for his baby sister.
Oh that smile makes me happy! Isaac so excitedly picked out a present for his new baby sister. #begrudinglypink #johndeere #itsagirl #proudbrother


The Edberg's said...

This pregnancy seems to be zooming by, and you look great! Happy holidays to you and your family.

~Dawn~ said...

You look fabulous!! :)

I love the little shirt your son picked. TOO CUTE!!

Have a great Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You look great, Leah! :)

Lalande said...

I did the same thing when I was pregnant with my daughter. The Dr. who did our u/s didnt give us much confidence and at that time, we only received three photos (body, head and profile), no cd/dvd. As soon as she was born, I looked down to make sure. Good luck at your u/s and happy holidays :)

Unknown said...

Oh, eating chocolate daily is scientifically proven (no, I'm not kidding - they actually did a study) to help you have a healthier baby. I did it this time around (on purpose) - and let me tell you, Annaliese is the happiest baby EVER! So, consider eating chocolate your donation to her future serotonin levels! :)

Unknown said...

Correction: Not a 'healthier' baby, a 'happier' baby!

Julia Goolia said...

I'm totally going to hunt down that pink Deere sweatshirt I found at my fave consignment store for you . Especially if you are willing to let her wear a bit of pink and if big brother pushes for JD girlie stuff, I can't go wrong, right?? ;)


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