~ 23rd week ~

20 February 2007
23 week

even though the tummy doesn’t look much bigger than the 19th week’s picture, believe me, it IS bigger. everything about my body is bigger. the bra size has gone up two cups since last month and i’m hoping it will stay the same size prior to delivery. i’m guessing it will be even bigger during the lactation period.

my legs are getting thicker and thicker, so i’m thankful for the knitted pants that stretch. so far, my hands and feet stay the same size, which is good because i can still wear my old shoes.

with the fast growing belly, faint stretch marks started to appear on the side of my hips. they are pretty faint that even ari had a hard time seeing them. but, still, i furiously apply baby oil nightly all over myself.

just like the books say, my nails grow much faster. however they get so brittle that they can’t even grow that far. after about 2-3mm long, they break, so i have to but them short.

i’m also getting dark lines here and there. the one that runs from the belly button down shows up during the 20th week. there are also faint dark lines on my armpits and neck.

the girl moves more often and harder, too. not only can we feel the move externally, some moves are even visible… sometimes, we can see bumps appearing and disappearing quickly, which is amusing to see, despite the discomfort. it does feel weird (and a little painful) when she moves too violently.

~ comment (12) ~

It’s an exciting experience, isn’t it? Thank God you are all in good health, keep it up by living healthily. gambarimasu

Mimi | 20 February 2007 - 08:59 | reply

it definitely is :) there is always new things everyday… what fun!

thalia | 21 February 2007 - 03:52 | reply

thal..your belly looks very cute! bulets dan gedluts…hihihi…

novs | 21 February 2007 - 12:57 | reply

iya nih, bener2 bulet! i feel like i’m carrying a basketball everywhere i go :D

thalia | 21 February 2007 - 03:53 | reply

Oooo! This is fabulous, and you look great! Time has passed by so quickly too!

Amy | 22 February 2007 - 01:26 | reply

thank you, amy :) yeah, it’s more than halfway now!

thalia | 24 February 2007 - 12:40 | reply

I love the belly!! So cute. Glad that you and the little girl are doing good. Can you believe you are over halfway there?!

Meegs | 22 February 2007 - 11:06 | reply

me too! i thought it’s interesting to have a belly this big…. hopefully things go well all the way to the end of June.

thalia | 24 February 2007 - 12:41 | reply

Hi Thal, .. so it’s a girl! congrats!
16 more weeks to go.

emon | 24 February 2007 - 02:33 | reply

hey, mon… yep, it’s a girl and so far, she hasn’t changed her mind yet ;)

thalia | 24 February 2007 - 12:41 | reply

Thalia OH MY GOD Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you. You look great as always. Best wishes for you, Ari, and of course the baby. Take care! =)

Irene | 24 February 2007 - 10:10 | reply

aww, thank you, Irene!

thalia | 24 February 2007 - 10:41 | reply