Weight Gain: 11 pounds at this point. So yes, for all of you crunching the numbers that means that I gained around 10 pounds since my last appointment. My eyeballs just about fell out of my head, but my midwife assures me that my body was just making up for the hyperemesis, and that my weight gain is on track.
Movement: Oh indeed, but it is so different from the movement I felt with Jack. Luke is laying very low, so all of his kicks and wiggles are very low and more towards my back.
Cravings: Not really, I am just thirsty all the time.
Milestones: Watching my belly move around at night before bed has become one of my favorite activities. Also, as you can kind of see in the picture, my belly button has made a public appearance.
Just for fun I put together a little comparison between my 23 weeks belly with Jack, and my 23 week belly with Luke. For whatever reason, with Jack I took all of my belly pictures and cropped off my head...so it is a little hard to compare them.
|Jack on the left, Luke on the right.|
As I mentioned before, I am clearly carrying a lot lower this time around, which I think makes me look a little bigger.
So there you have it, 23 weeks with baby brother!
Also, can we all give props to Matt for taking all of my belly pictures this time?! It's nice to not be headless isn't it?