Monday, March 16, 2009

Week 23

We are getting really big now! there is nothing at all i can posssibly wear now that hides the fact that this little boy is coming in a few
My belly button has officially vanished, i had a serious innie which is now, becomming an outie, it completely flush with my skin and is starting to raise depending on the time of the day and if i have eaten.
Everyday i battle with itchy stretching skin on my stomach which can be really annoying if it doesnt stop. I am trying everything i can to make it stop though! I think i will inevitably end up with stretch marks, my mum got them, and i just feel like my skin is not going to handle it at all. I have never been any kind of "weighty" and even putting on a few kgs when we moved to Golburn i got tiny faint lines on my stomach now is taking a beating i'm sure and it will be obvious soon enough. ugh :(
Aaron is always talking to Carter (well mumbling something at least) haha. I'm sure they know whats going on even though i dont half the time. Daddy secrets!

Carter is kicking up a storm now days! It seems like he never stops to sleep sometimes.I still love it though, its so comforting every time he makes a movement because it reminds me he is there, alive and doing at least kicks are very strong now and can be felt by anyone whenever he starts up.
He has clearly moved up inside too because my poor ribs and lungs have had so much pressure on them all the time and its getting very hard to wear a bra, or even sit on the couch without reclining at least a little.
I am up to 60kgs, so i have put on in total maybe 6kgs so far. This is quite good and doesn't worry me in the least since its so far along into the pregnancy.
Things are getting organised for my baby shower as we speak.Everything got 'effed up with the first plans due to a certain person and her drama, but its coming together again now and should be worked out soon!
Family still arent being talked to, or heard from which is quite upsetting for us both. I guess alot of the time we just wonder how there are going to be decent role models in Carters life when people are too stubborn, or peeved off about anything and everything to reflect on him well and teach him how things are and how they work and how people should be towards one another.
In so many ways, a few of the people in our lives are making things so hard and making us both so miserable, and not to mention confused by their actions.
Hopefully things will settle and go back to normal and we can really enjoy this time with EVERYONE, not just the ones who are involving themselves directly (which BTW thank you, for those who are, it means alot!).
I keep getting told this is meant to be the happiest time of our lives...whoever first said that...i really think they may have been on crack.heh.

Week 23
Proportions of the body are now quite similar to a newborn although thinner since he hasn't begun to form body fat.
Bones located in the middle ear harden.
Your baby is able to hear. (Dads, did you know: low-frequency sounds mimicking a male voice penetrate the abdomen and uterine wall better than the higher frequencies of the female voice?)
The eyes are formed, though the iris still lacks pigmentation.
The pancreas, essential in the production of hormones, is developing steadily. She has begun producing insulin, important for the breakdown of sugars.
If born now, your baby has a 15% chance of survival, his odds going up with each passing day.
The average baby at this stage weighs 1.1 pound (501gm) and is 11.38 inches (28.9cm) long.


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