23 weeks

cravings & such:  nothing new to report.  i am the lamest pregnant lady ever!  where are these pickles and ice cream cravings that i have heard about.  come on baby girl, let's get crazy and work on expanding that palate!

the bump:  yup.  i still have one.  and it is getting bigger...

cool & cute things:  baby girl's sense of movement is well developed by now and can feel it when i move around.  apparently i should have private dance parties with her.  we'll see about that.  but, if you happen to witness my swaying or doing the macarena, you'll know why.  baby girl is 11 inches long and weighs over a pound.

new things:  blood vessels in the lungs are developing to prepare for breathing.  and, the inner ear is fully formed so she can hear whatever i hear [but not at the same level].  which would explain why she gets her in-utero groove on whenever i play music.

meaningful moments:  another doctor appointment [we are on the monthly appointment scheduled now].  being reassured that you are doing well.  hearing your heartbeat again.

the countdown:  119 days to go!

current size: weighs as much as a large mango