Tuesday, May 18, 2010

23 Weeks

Thank you, everyone, for your sweet comments on my last post-- it was tough to write and it's been a difficult week. We're doing ok and I know that things will get easier, but right now, it's just really sad. I'm just trying to focus on the happy things in our lives... Liam has been tap dancing in my belly all week. It still takes my breath away every time I feel it. On to the update!

This week baby is the size of a book:

And looks like this:

Baking Baby Blakely

"Your baby's got a while to go before his lungs will be ready for air and is practicing his "breathing" on the amniotic fluid—sucking it in and out of his lungs.

Other highlights this week:

Fat production is in overdrive at this point (for the baby, not you! Well, OK, maybe for the baby and you). Your baby will basically double in weight over the next four weeks! You'll be happy to know the same won't apply to you.

Your Mini is starting to look more like a newborn as his skin becomes less see-through. His body is looking more proportional now, although his head is still kinda big compared to his cute little body.

Your baby is about 11½ inches long and weighs 1 pound, or about the length and weight of a Harry Potter book."

And, is it just me, or did the belly practically double in size this week? Woah.

Off to FL tomorrow for a vacation with my SIL! Two pregnant ladies enjoying the beach, soaking up the sun. I plan on drinking a lot of (virgin) pina coladas. Can't wait!


  1. Have fun, Stef! You look beautiful :)

  2. So jealous of you going to the beach! No doubt you are beautifully pregnant!

  3. Have a fun vacation, Stef. You look great!

  4. Enjoy your vacation! It sounds heavenly! Glad to see Liam is growing & doing great!

  5. Congrats, Stef! You look awesome my friend. Glad you are feeling a little better this week.

  6. You look awesome!! Enjoy your vacay and those virgin pina coladas...YUM!!

  7. I knew there had to be a reason you weren't writing me back, haha! Hope you are having a great and relaxing time!