20 weeks! We’re halfway there!

What’s going on this week:

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby’s legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the “crown to rump” measurement. After 20 weeks, he’s measured from head to toe.)

He’s swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He’s also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you’ll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).


My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 140 days to go!

Weight Gain: +5 lbs (from pre-preg weight).

Symptoms:  Peeing.  ALL THE TIME.

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing sounds bad.  Cold things sound good, given that we’ve already had, like, 5 days in a row of 100+ degree weather.

Sleep:  Great!

I am loving: Cute baby stuff.  My lovely sister Ali sent a box of baby clothes that are adorable!  And I got my first order of cloth diapers and they are so colorful and so fluffy.  (I’ll go more into those on another post.)

I miss:  Not peeing every 30 minutes.

Movement: Still good….getting more frequent.  I notice the movement the most when I am either sitting at my desk or sitting in my car.  Almost nothing when I am standing up or moving around, so I think the baby is either so squished when I am sitting upright that he is fighting back against the restricted space, or sitting that way just pushes him more forward so I can actually feel what’s going on all the time.  I guess we’ll never know for sure.

It’s a: Still a boy.  Since this category doesn’t look like it will be changing much from here on out, next week I’ll swap it out with something new and exciting!

Exercise: Pilates this week was a bit uncomfortable.  I had to modify even more of the exercises, but my instructor was good about giving me alternate things to do.  But by the end of class, I was feeling worn out and a bit crampy, so I came home and Scott ordered pizza and I sat on the couch all night, drank a ton of water and took it easy. I was back to feeling normal this morning, so I think I just overdid it a bit.

Diet: Mmmmm…..pizza.

Looking forward to: The day when I officially start working from home. The end of July can’t get here fast enough.

Belly Shot:

This one is a little dark...we waited too late in the evening to take it.

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