23 Week Pregnancy Update by Shefali

23 week pregnancy development

Hello girls πŸ™‚

It’s me again! What a hectic, painful & tiresome week it has been!
My labrador had a surgery this week(which later proved to be total unnecessary). So we had to leave our pug at my moms place. I dad to feed my lab at regular intervals by hand and give timely meds. I got so tired and sad at the end with him crying loudly all the time because of his stitches. I landed up with extremely sore leg pain which made me cry. Hubby had to take a leave from office so that I could be on complete bed rest. So pretty sad week it was.
On the other hand my hubby could not believe I was shopping so much but when I showed him the shopping list he relaxed a bit hehe. There is so much to buy even I feel shocked at times. My mother in law bought few clothes and inner as well. It is really getting exciting day by day. I can’t wait to meet and hold by baby in my arms yayyy!! If only I could sleep off and get up AFTER labour πŸ˜‰
Next week I will be hitting the ‘Viability week’. It is quite reassuring to know that if God forbid baby is born prematurely now he/she will at least have a chance to survive with the help of a very good neonatal care. My next target will be to hit 28 weeks. I have read that babies can breath on their own if born at 28 weeks. I know I should not be obsessing over all this but every week has been a major milestone for me. After so many losses I had many many doubts about the future. I am so thankful to God for taking care of my baby and giving me strength and hope to embrace each morning. It is truly a dream come true to be able to carry and nourish my baby inside me.
Now something really funny! My baby has been swimming in there ALL the time. I see my tummy rolling in waves literally almost throughout the day. I can see and feel the head and the bum so many times but of course I cannot differentiate between the two obviously. I get lot of hard kicks on my bladder and cervix as well. To be honest they are quite painful and uncomfortable BUT I will not trade them for anything else. I will probably have a hyper active super naughty baby just like my dear hubby was in his childhood. He was a total terror πŸ˜‰
I have my doctor’s appointment coming up next week. I a quite excited to know about the baby’s growth and my weight as well πŸ™‚ Wish me luck everyone!!

23 Week PregnancyΒ Symptoms:-


1.Irritable and low mood. Super touchy all the time.
3.Extreme body and leg aches
4.Headache – on and off

23 Weeks Pregnancy Bump:

My bump at 23 weeks and 5 days. I think my bump has not increased much this week. Looks the same as last week. What do you think?
Miss me everyone!
Lots of love
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  1. Aww! you look great doesnt look like u went thru so much this week ….

  2. Thanks πŸ™‚ thats because the pic was clicked on the day his stitches were removed! I was sooo happy πŸ™‚

  3. lolz…u r a true dog lover..Its been long since I had a dog..K don’t like them πŸ™

  4. Oh yes i am crazy about dogs πŸ™‚ i used to be very scared of dogs till few yrs back but my hubby helped me overcome it n then there was no stopping me. I got two πŸ™‚

    • I wonder how will you manage a new born with two dogs …It’s lot of look for a good maid who can stay 5-6 hours atleast with you.

      • Ya i have many options actually though these fellows dont trouble me at all. They sleep all through the day πŸ™‚ so no extra work at all. I will either keep a part time maid for a month or two or go to moms place or send these guys to moms place for a month. Will see what the situation is as mom stays just 15 mins away πŸ™‚ and i know i can manage with them too :)) i am quiet strong i believe.. have gone through many many surgeries and tons of stitches and still taken care alone πŸ™‚ and i am only worried about them running away with the babys toys LOL

  5. Oh i wasnt this strong but life and circumstances made me this way.. every minute of pain made me ten fold stronger πŸ™‚

  6. Oh baby uv had a rough week fr sure but just hang in der…ur lab will b perfect n so will Peaches! Ur one strong lady n will b the bestest mommy ever!

  7. Oh! i didn’t know that..i am sure you will pass through this easily then …

  8. Navneet Thethi says:

    U looking awesome Shefali, n dont wory yaa, everythng wil b perfectly fine

  9. You look amazing Shefali! Have faith in GOD and a very best luck to u !!! Have a gd day!

  10. looking amazing shefali. ur lab will be okay dont worry and dont take much stress. Please rest well. i am so touched to see ur compassion towards dogs. i would love to have one but we are not allowed pets in our building.

    • Yeah i can give up my life for them.. seriously..they are my true babies β™₯
      U know fani no one can legally stop u from keeping pets.. u can actually sent ur society ppl a legal notice if they ever trouble u regarding this issue..

  11. Why arent pets allowed in your building Fani ?

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