Baby is now the size of a mango, or rather is the weight of a mango, at least almost a pound... according to Babycenter.com. I guess with these universal baby to fruit comparisons, at least we all know what size and weight the baby is at any given stage.
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.
So... Hanne & Tommy, what music and loud noises would you like me to sway and dance to in Minnesota? Giggle. I can tell that baby definitely enjoys Sunday morning worship music. She becomes a bit more active (if that's possible) for the hour when we sing in church. Any other special requests?
Happy 23 weeks!!