It’s been yet another week! 23 weeks pregnant today! I can’t believe how quickly the time seems to pass these days. I’m not complaining
My precious baby is now 11.5 inches long, 1.1 pounds, and about the size of a large mango. Baby is growing so fast! If I wasn’t allergic to mangos, I’d eat one in celebration of Baby’s new fruit size.
Now to see what else BabyBump has to say.
Baby – Your baby is probably quite active by now and you should be able to feel movement or kicks in your belly. It might even be possible to see the movements on the surface of your skin. Overall, your baby is now more proportioned from head size to the rest of the body and is looking more and more like a newborn.
Body – In preparation for labor, your uterus may begin to practice by exercising it’s muscles. Around this time some women experience warm-up contractions better known as Braxton Hicks contractions or false labor. These contractions are irregular and vary in intensity. Contact your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.
Health Tip – Sodium in your diet. Although sodium need not be restricted during pregnancy, excessive use is not recommended. A diet of primarily natural food can be safely salted “to taste.” Pregnant women should avoid processed or “junk” foods that are high in sodium. Excessive intake of salt can cause high blood pressure (hypertension) and may lead to excessive weight gain.