20 weeks and 1 Day!
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). (via Baby Center)
At my last appointment I’d gained almost exactly six pounds. Haven’t weighed since then, but I’ll have a better idea at the next appointment next Friday!
Meh. Some nights are good, some nights aren’t. Between the backaches that seem to be coming around more frequently these days and the nightmares/freaky dreams that wake me up, I don’t sleep very many solid hours. Fortunately I still manage to maintain a decent amount of energy right now (thank you, Second Trimester!), but I know that in another few weeks, I’ll end up pooped out by the afternoon and I’ll be back to needing/wanting/demanding a nap every afternoon.
Yep. The belly is slowly reaching the point of making all my non-maternity shirts too short. I did pick up a few new things the other day from Sweet Pea Maternitythat I love but I’m waiting for more places to start putting out winter attire before I make another order. Since it’s going to be Fall/Winter here within the next two months (not that I really consider consistent 48-50 degree weather “summer”), there’s no point in spending a ton of money on short sleeve maternity wear.
Finally settled on baby bedding for the kid’s bedroom; whether it’s a boy or a girl. It took forever and I’m fairly certain that I spent a good 50+ hours browsing Etsy shops and stores for the “perfect” bedding. But, I did it. I nailed down the two that I love. I’ve already got something picked out for Noah so now it’s just a matter of waiting until we know.
Saw sweet baby on the ultrasound yesterday! S/he was moving and kicking and bumping around like crazy. I think seeing him/her move their legs and wiggle their toes made the entire pregnancy that much more real. For a while it’s been kind of “yeah…I’m pregnant” without any real strong inclination that there is a baby in there and I am having another kid soon. I’m officially in “holy cow! We are having a baby!” mode. S/he was taking their feet and stretching them out, wiggling their toes and then bringing them back to their chin before switching to the other leg. It was hilarious and so fun to watch.
S/he was also mesmerized by their hands…waving them around in their face and flexing their fingers. This baby is also 100 times more active and wiggly on the inside than their big brother. I’m not sure if that’s a forewarning or not, but if it is, we are going to have our hands full. Baby’s heartbeat was an even 150, up a few beats from last time.
Dying to find out at our party on Saturday!! Make sure to get your guess in for a chance to win a gift card!
Our Gender Reveal Party on Saturday!! And finally, finallybeing able to start buying baby clothes and bedding.
Normal sleep patterns. So far it’s hit or miss with my sleep. Some days I sleep really deep and others I toss and turn all night. though I’m very aware that this is nothing compared to the nights of newborn-ness that await.
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