My Pregnancy Week 23

Pregnancy Week 23

Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. He is now about the size of a papaya, measuring approximately 11 inches long (now measuring crown to heel, rather than crown to rump), and weighing about 1 pound. In the coming weeks, your baby will continue to grow and mature at a fast rate, gaining about 6 ounces of weight a week. By week 23, the blood vessels in his lungs, important for breathing outside the womb, are developing. His lips are becoming more distinct, and his eyes continue to develop, though they still lack color.

Also, by this week, the bones in her middle ear start to harden. Her skin is still wrinkled, but the pigments, which will give her skin color, are currently being deposited.

If you are having multiples, they may have separate sleeping schedules.

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  1. Avatar of Valjean Valjean says:

    I’m just wondering how l got pg on birth controlled twice

  2. Avatar of Lucy Lucy says:

    I am 23 weeks and 2 days and having a girl. Wow so true time does fly ..and my baby is really active especially at night. I am having hard time sleeping at night because I constantly have theses big kicks or jolts.

  3. Avatar of Ivonne Ivonne says:

    I can’t believe it, I am 22 weeks and 5 days time is flying…

  4. Avatar of leenesha leenesha says:

    I’m a 22 weeks at 20 weeks the doctor told me I was having a girl. Now turns out it’s a boy.

  5. Avatar of Sandra Sandra says:

    I’m 23 weeks,6 days pregnant,don’t know what I’m having the baby is hiding,I have felt the baby move a lot mostly at night,this is my first child,can’t wait for my next appointment to find out what I’m having

  6. Avatar of Sandra Sandra says:

    I’m 23 weeks,6 days pregnant,don’t know what I’m having the baby is hiding,I have felt the baby move a lot mostly at night

  7. Avatar of Regina Regina says:

    I’m 23 weeks 1 day today with my fifth child and last. We have a 15 yr old girl, 10 yr old boy, 2 1/2 yr old boy and a 1 1/2 yr old boy. This one is a girl. We are excited and concerned I’m 37 and I’m feeling everything my hands and feet swell and I have restless leg syndrome at night. She is on my bladder so I go to the bathroom constantly. We only have one hospital where I live and it stinks no neonatal unit so if your baby needs extra care it gets transported 2 1/2 hours away plus you have to pay bridge tolls and if you have other kids they can’t come. We also only have one inhumane office here so we can’t shop around for good Dr. I’m glad this one is my last cause I hate where we live we don’t have options like others do. But so far my baby is healthy and I hate going to my appt. Cause these Dr where they are the only ones won’t listen to your concerns and if you have questions they make you come back at a later time.

  8. Hi im 23 weeks and 1 day today im having a boy his really active so far his been kicking n moving im so exited even tho this would be my 4th child we can’t wait for our bbyshower bc I don’t have non for this bby so far I hope I get soppriced soon im not working otherways I would justgo shopping.

  9. Avatar of Amanda Amanda says:

    I am 24 week pregnant with my first an he’s a boy I’m sooo excited! I love to resetch about what’s going on with him an me week by week does anyone have any interesting baby facts that aren’t really known?

  10. Avatar of Maambo Maambo says:

    I am 23 weeks 1 day today but my little angel refuses to show me whether she is female or male.I have checked twice with so much excitement but she/he has decide to keep me in suspense.The kicks are getting stronger everyday.

  11. Avatar of alexis alexis says:

    del what i think is i am 23 weeks and 1day i can’t wait until he get here. he”s been kick like crazy I’m happy.

  12. Avatar of Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I am 23 weeks today with my first baby and it’s a boy. I have not felt him kick or move yet. Is this normal?

  13. Avatar of nina nina says:

    iam 23 weeks and 2 days and i am so excited! i cant believe that in just about 4 months ill be a mom! i cant wait to meet her

  14. Avatar of Jakeya Jakeya says:

    I am super nervous but very excited. I have a question tho I am 23 weeks and 1 day does anyone knw how far along I am in months?

  15. Avatar of Carol Carol says:

    We are on a budget for this, our first, and probably only baby. What are the items that we will really need? It is so hard to know what is necessary and what would be just nice to have.

    • Avatar of Melanie DenneyEditor Melanie Denney says:

      Hi Carol. Congratulations on your baby. As a baby, I slept in a drawer for a long time, so I figured, if I turned out fine in a one of those, then my kids would be okay without some of the things that people told me that I “needed” for a baby. My babies slept in a hand-me-down play yard, I didn’t think twice about getting them a crib. Aside from the essentials, i.e. diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, some clothes, a few blankets, a car seat, I bought very few other things; I bought the most inexpensive baby swing and umbrella stroller that I could find. If I were to suggest anything that is a non-essential, that would make your life as a new parent easier at times, then I would suggest those two. Here is an article from another mother about the things that she feels are necessary http://www.everydayfamily.com/bringing-home-baby-the-essentials/?pg=1&internallink=bringing-home-baby-the-essentials#post-303. Good luck!

  16. Avatar of jessi jessi says:

    We are also pregnant again. I thought I was the only one out there going through this our son just turned 13 and here we are pregnant again but we have been trying for almost 10 years and then all of a sudden BAM it happened. it is just a pure blessing we are very excited and scared all at the same time also. our one concern is that our son will be jealous and act out since he has been the only one for 13 years. that uses a lot of my stress just knowing that there’s other mommies out there going through the same thing. I myself love reading on this also.

  17. Avatar of Shanay Shanay says:

    I’ve just had my cerclage procedure done and so far so good my baby is kicking up a storm, I’m super excited and can’t wait to meet him.

  18. Avatar of Samantha Samantha says:

    Can’t believe I am almost 24 weeks. I am so excited to meet my second little man

  19. Avatar of dulce dulce says:

    I love reading this and know how my litttle one is growing

  20. Avatar of AspenXIzzard AspenXIzzard says:

    I can’t believe my baby has skin color already!

  21. Avatar of Christina Christina says:

    Found out I’m having a little boy. I’m so excited!! I feel him move a lot more. Especially at night!!

  22. Avatar of Cerrissa Cerrissa says:

    I’m 34yrs old and my son will be 19 on Nov. 23!!! I am 22 wks & 4 days today…I’m scared, confused, and excited all at the same time. I feel crazy often, and I’m not at all doctor diagnosed ;-). It’s a girl also…I don’t know what to do with a girl. ;-(.

    • Avatar of Leigh Leigh says:

      Relax…. you are going to enjoy your new baby daughter so much. I had two sons then I had a opps a daisy…. My Grandmother said the Boys were your choice, but this is God’s choice…. I bet this is that little girl you have always been wanting, and she was “RIGHT”! So enjoy your new baby girl, and good luck.

    • Avatar of Amber Amber says:

      I will be 34 when my son is born and I already have 2 daughters one is 4 and the other will be 16 a few months after my baby is due. You are not alone but you will be fine all your instincts will resurface immediately

    • Hey, I am 35 and my daughter turned 18 in August… I am 23 weeks today and I have all the same emotions you are going through, especially since I had doctors tell me I could not get pregnant! I am having a girl also… Just hang in there, everything will work itself out.

      • Avatar of karen karen says:

        I got you both on this one…I am 42 yrs old and am 33 weeks with my 3rd child…my other 2 children are boys and are 22 and 19 years old. I am having a girl this time. We are very nervous but excited. I had cancer and was told that I was unable to have anymore children I guess we proved them wrong….

  23. Avatar of Brittany Brittany says:

    Well this is my first baby and I’m nervous I’m short and my stomach doesn’t look that big my dr.said.I am having a girl also.

  24. Avatar of Rebecca Rebecca says:

    23 weeks being pregnant. this is my third one, however my last pregnancy was 15 years ago. it has been a rough one, but i am greatful that i have been blessed again. i missed all the feelings of having a little life growing inside me (even though he thinks he is a kung fu master with all his kicking lol) i wouldn’t change anything about this experience. im too excited.

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