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 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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

  4. 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?

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Avatar of Samantha Samantha says:

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

  9. Avatar of dulce dulce says:

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

  10. Avatar of AspenXIzzard AspenXIzzard says:

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

  11. 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!!

  12. 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 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….

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Avatar of mearel mearel says:

    23wks 1day, gr8 been pregnant….am enjoyin his movement n kick tht feelin is amazin too the point I wanna try for baby #2 in one r two yrs

  16. Avatar of bralonda bralonda says:

    im 23 weeks this is my thrid daughter everthing goin smooth but my sleep is painful alot of hip and back pain. i still work and dnt hurt then. but this will be my last one..

  17. Avatar of Jenna Jenna says:

    This is my second pregnancy! I have a 16 month old daughter now and I’m 23 weeks pregnant today with a little boy!!! So happy! I’m much smaller this pregnancy. I haven’t gained any weight over my pre pregnancy weight. My stomach is growing and the Dr says he’s healthy and i feel him move all the time but i get nervous because with my daughter i gained a lot of weight!!!! I don’t know why I’m not gaining weight though, i don’t understand. Anyone else going through this?

  18. Avatar of Joyce Joyce says:

    This is my first pregnancy and I am 23 weeks a long and still don’t know the baby sex yet since the doctor I have told me not to get my last ultra sound done which would be the 100 pics of the baby have any one been told by a doctor not to get there last ultra sound done since that is just wrong but I do feel movements of the little one and I am a little scared about giving birth.

  19. Avatar of Tara Tara says:

    hello! 23wks and I am loving being pregnant this time, however I do have my moments of when I just feel overwhelmed but am trying to work through and stay as positive as I can :) It helps to cites like these so you can ask questions and get answers to help soothe those fears

  20. Avatar of PATRINA PATRINA says:

    HI UM 23 WEEKS UM GETTING SCARED DAY BY DAY THE KICKS AND MOVEMENT MAKES ME GIGGLE AND CRY

  21. Avatar of Layne Layne says:

    I’m at 23 weeks and feel a lot of movement. So thankful everything has gone pretty smoothly thus far.

  22. Avatar of Tina Tina says:

    I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is going by.

  23. Avatar of Jaleesa Jaleesa says:

    Hi, I am 23 weeks pregnant with my third daughter. She moves around alot!! Recently on July 8th 2013 I just had a tracheostomy done and a bit scared about the baby and her growth. I’m on a machine 24/7 and still smiling knowing when my baby moves we are both alive. Congradulations to all the soon to be mothers for the first time or again. What a blessing from God

  24. Avatar of Cristina Cristina says:

    Hi I’m 23 weeks today and my lil boy is very active I been having some cramping but dr says it all normal. He is not my first but my 6th with my youngest be 6 its like I’m scared cause its been so long since I had a little one and my husbands youngest is going on 17 but were both excited to see his little face and enjoy our blessing. Good luck to all the soon to be parents its a lifetime of enjoyment

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