20 Weeks (February 14, 2012)
How Far Along: 20 Weeks
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is about the size of a banana! Remember how I kept saying that this baby was going to be big, and I was having a toddler?!? Well guess I was right because we had our anatomical ultrasound last week and baby measure not one but two weeks ahead so we jump straight from 18 weeks to 20 weeks.
How your baby's growing:
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: I've gained 20 lbs, as of my OB appt this week. I worry that it is too much but my OB assured me that it is all good and to just relax, lol.
Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothing with the exception to some sweat pants and hubby's clothing, lol.
Gender: Boy!!! Colin Wilson.
Movement: A little here and there but nothing too consistent. Apparently my placenta is positioned anteriorly which means it blocks little man's kicks, but I do feel them every now and again.
What I miss: Sleeping well.
Sleep: Is ok, I have to be really tired to sleep through the night. I flip flop back and forth often, it drives me nuts.
Symptoms: I can eat now, I can actually finish full meals--it's wonderful. I also pee a lot and I am constantly out of breath after doing something so simple like walking from my car into the hospital. It's pathetic really.
Cravings: Grapes. I am on a grape kick!
Best Moment this week: Finding out little man is a boy and shopping with my wonderful Mom!
What I am looking forward to: Just this baby growing inside of me and making his big debut in a few more months!
Here are the pictures of little Jelly Bean and her/his incubator for the next 9 months:
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