Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Week Twenty-Three

Week twenty-three was the relaxing week that we had been waiting for. For the entire week I wore yoga pants and lounged around the house, it was delightful. Lilly spent plenty of time entertaining us by showing off her strong kicking and swimming skills. She will now respond to our touch and often will kick so hard you can see my skin move. And she does a pretty nice open turn to quickly zoom across the length of her personal lap pool. Of course there was some activity that accompanied all the relaxing. First, we went to our first childbirth class which will last about 6 weeks. We have a great instructor and the supporting materials are very informative and helpful. We both learned a lot already and we are curious to see what more there is to learn in the upcoming weeks. We also found time to pick up the stroller my parents bought us for Christmas from BRU and put it together. Mrs. Whiskers seemed to really enjoy the comfortable features, but didn't approve of the 5 point harness - she obviously prefers her Burley. Matt put in several long nights to set up our new washer and dryer so I could do a months worth of laundry, maybe not the most fun activity of the week, but probably the most important. And finally, I found plenty of time to have the stomach flu for a night and a day - don't let anyway tell you differently, the stomach flu is much more fun when you have a little girl using your intestines as a bounce house.

23 weeks: Baby is the size of a large mango
Your baby weighs about as much as a large mango -- just over a pound. (Length: more than 11 inches.)