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20 Weeks!

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YAY! We’ve reached 20 weeks which means we’re halfway there! Only another 20 more weeks before I get to hold my precious little Baby.

This week Baby about 6.5 inches long, 10.6 oz, and the size of a small cantaloupe! That’s huge! I definitely agree that it seems as though I’m carrying around a cantaloupe in my belly. Keep on growing Baby!

Ok, let’s see what else the iPhone app BabyBump has to say.

Baby – This week your baby’s skin will become covered with a waxy-like substance called vernix which will protect his skin from becoming scratched or chapped. Your baby is also starting to produce meconium, the result of digestion, which will accumulate in his bowels and eventually pass during delivery or in his first diaper.


Body – You’ve officially reached the halfway point of your pregnancy! At this stage your uterus is even with your bellybutton and you may have gained 10 to 13 pounds (yep!). You’ll likely have your second major ultrasound soon where your doctor will check on your baby’s development (did that last week!). If your baby cooperates you may even be able to determine the sex, if you choose to find out (we’re keeping it a surprise).


Health Tip – Whenever possible, try to minimize your consumption of processed foods such as hot dogs and cured meats like ham or bacon. These food items contain sodium nitrate, a food preservative, and also may be carcinogenic (cancer-causing).


I’ve read that Baby’s first poop will be tar-like because of that meconium stuff. Weird.

Well, this past week I have definitely been feeling Baby a lot more. Probably at least a few times a day I can feel something that I know for certain is Baby :) Sometimes it feels like Baby is just moving around and rolling, other times it feels like it’s probably a kick or punch. It’s definitely a weird feeling, but it always makes me smile because I know it’s Baby :)

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