Thursday, August 11, 2011

20 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 20 weeks-- Halfway Point!!

Wow I look big in this picture!!
 Also, you probably can't tell but I FINALLY dyed my hair again this past weekend, first time in about 6 months! I'm so much happier with the color, my natural color ain't for me.

Size of baby: According to the baby is about the length of a banana
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).

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +7 1/2 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: still regular clothes, planning on doing a shopping trip in the next couple weeks. I have NO winter clothes that will work with a bigger belly.

Gender: BOY!!!! So happy I can finally say that!

Movement: He's been a lot more active this week and I'm finally feeling little kicks. Subtle but definitely there. Mainly around 9-10am after I eat breakfast and at night around 8-9pm when I'm watching t.v.

What I miss: clear skin and a good night's sleep

Sleep: This week has been shitty, first from the anticipation of the ultrasound and the last few nights I just can't get/stay least not until about 30 minutes before my alarm goes off, then my bed is the most comfortable place ever. Go figure.

Symptoms: Still some backaches though my boss bought me a new chair for work which has helped a lot. Feeling more movements.

Cravings: Nothing in particular. My appetite is still pretty hit or miss.

Best Moment this week: Seeing our healthy baby BOY on the ultrasound!!! Also, Kristian put together the crib on Monday afternoon to surprise me when I got home from work (he was so excited over the news of his son) and we bought the matching dresser/changing table last night.

What I am looking forward to: Going to start registering this weekend and looking at paint swatches for the nursery.


KLaw said...

Thats a big ol bump you have there. you look great!

Meg said...

I love your preggo belly, pregnancy definitely suites you nicely.

I can imagine you got shitty sleep throughout the week, too much excitement in your life, lol!

I can't wait to see baby's room.

Heather said...

Wow -- how exciting to be at the halfway point! You look beautiful!

mrs.mfc said...

You look amazing!! How exciting that you're at the halfway mark!!!

20 weeks is the next big milestone I'm looking forward to (5 more weeks for me!) because of it being halfway and because I think that is when we'll have our BIG ultrasound :) Can't wait!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

AH! You've totally popped....and it's ADORABLE!

Have fun paint swatch hunting! Can't wait to see what your nursery plans are!

Dani said...

You look great! Can't wait to see the nursery!

Nicole-Lynn said...

You look so adorable preggers! Your belly is getting much more noticable :)

Glad you're doing well! I'm looking forward to seeing how your nursery turns out! Fun! :)

Saying I do said...

wow!! glad to catch up here and see how far along you are! You are BEAUTIFUL, I can only hope to look as great as you when I'm pregnant

Kristen said...

Looking good!

If you are like me your skin will get clearer soon - I know that was a nice relief for me.

The next half will go quick!!

Venassa said...

You're looking great. I think you're going to be one of those adorable pregnant women. I can't believe you're already 20 weeks. Weren't you 10 weeks like, yesterday? Time is flying by.

~KS said...

You aren't big at all.... you look beautiful :) Love that baby bump!!

And a boy!!!!!! Bring on the blue- so excited for you and the hubs!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Such a cute baby bump! You're adorable!

Mrs. Lopez said...

You're looking great! You can finally see the belly better! I love it!

carrie1 said...

I can't wait to get a bump!! Maybe next time I get my hair done I will take a profile picture... since I've been slacking.

But you look great!!