At 23 weeks baby is the size of a grapefruit. 10.5 - 11.8inches and 12.7-20.8 oz Wide ranges here.
I think it's getting quite noticeable that I have a bump. I have realized that what I am wearing really makes a difference on how I feel - whether I'm comfortable with my body or not. There are very few days where I feel like a blob, thankfully. I have very few actual maternity clothes, and I hope it stays this way, so I still try to make due with t-shirts that I own and know that I always have Josh's shirts when I get bigger. We've had some hot weather this week which is great because I own maternity tshirts but on the bottom I only have pants. However, when it is officially cool weather out, I have pants but no long sleeve maternity tops. The weather where it is not sweater weather but not tshirt weather is going to be a bit tough for me.
Still feeling great! Same aches, pains and sciatica so I'm just grateful there is nothing new! Feeling baby move a lot, which I absolutely love. At night I play music for the baby and baby seems to like that and has a little dance party. Josh can also feel the baby moving regularly now, too.
On my weekend outing with my mother, our stop at Panera was magical. They had my garden vegetable pesto soup! According to the website the soup is only offered on MWF, so I rarely get to eat it. I hope this wasn't a fluke and is now a weekend option! I also tried the pumpkin pie bagel - delicious! It's like a dessert, so mom and I split it. Hubby made delicious white bean chili this week, I broke out the popcorn machine, we had "burger" and fries night (homemade, much healthier), had my chickpea mash for lunches and I made one of my favorite soups - vegetable corn chowder. It is absolutely amazing and actually quite healthy. I might need to make this again in a few weeks. Oh and of course pizza.
We have a wedding to go to and as I predicted months ago, my bump showed up right before the wedding. I tried on a few dresses I owned and I can't even express how bad they look. I deleted all the photos - it was that bad. I went into panic mode and told my husband either I'm wearing pajamas or we need to go shopping. The next morning we headed out and I hit a nice jackpot of clothes on sale from Target! Very happy I didn't need to make multiple stops at various stores. I ended up getting a dress for the wedding, black pants for work and two dressier tops all for the original price of the dress! cha-ching.
I'm starting to try to take photos in normal clothes as well to really see the bump!
Eddie wanted in on the action.