Week 23

Lil’ Obadiah is measuring at 23 weeks today – woo hoo!  We’re getting closer and closer to May all the time!  Last night, Amanda told me he was kicking a bunch, but I couldn’t tell if I felt it or not because she kept giggling.

But tonight was different – my son kicked me five times.  My hand jumped – he’s got some hammer strength to him.  It was overwhelming just to think that he is literally a few centimeters away from my hand.  I know I have said it before, but how do you not believe in God while you go through childbirth.  This whole thing is blowing my mind.  Well, here’s where he is this week:

How your baby’s growing:

Your baby is more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango). His skin is red and wrinkled. Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare him for breathing. He can swallow, but he normally won’t pass his first stool (called meconium) until after birth. Loud noises heard often in utero — such as your dog barking or the roar of a vacuum cleaner — probably won’t faze your baby when he hears them outside the womb.