Wednesday, March 11, 2009

23 Weeks

From Baby Center:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With his sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that he'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 him squirm underneath your clothes.

Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him 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 him when he hears them outside the womb.

Note from Jen:

This week has been a blur. I think it is a combination of getting some sort of food poisoning last week, the lovely time change and spending all day at the hospital on Monday waiting for little Bella to arrive. I am exhausted!

Our little guy is still moving around a ton, but not enough to where Kenny can feel him yet. He tends to stop moving if anyone puts a hand on my belly. I haven't seen my tummy move like Baby Center said, but I also don't spend much time looking at it. The thought of seeing him move on my skin seems both cool and creepy at the same time.

We are looking into getting a 4D Ultrasound sometime in the next month or two. I think it would be fun to see our little boy before he is born. Have any of you done the 4D Ultrasound? What did you think?

1 comment:

Jen said...

Hey Jen! We got a 4D ultrasound done with Zach. I think it was cool - especially with the first child. I think they say 26 - 28 weeks is the best time to have it done. Comparing the 4D pictures to Zach as a newborn was crazy - definitely looks the same, just more filled out. So I say, do it!