Friday, July 8, 2011

Week #20 - Baby Boy #2 Adventure

How far along? 20 weeks (magical half way point)

Size of baby? A Banana from top of head to rump, about 6" from top of head to rump, 10.5 ounces
Total Weight Gain? 8 pounds officially (according to my doctor today). He said that was great and I'm doing awesome with weight gain but I feel like it is a lot!! I found a chart here that says I'm just above the "low" of end of 6 lbs at 20 weeks, the high end being 18 pounds. So I guess I'm doing ok?

Maternity clothes? Yes! Summer dresses are a life saver!

Sleep? Pretty decent. I can easily sleep 10-12 hours a night and not feel like I slept too much.

Best moment this week? Nothing too big this week.

Food cravings? Arby's Chicken Strips!!! Could I eat any worse?!

What I miss? Not having achy hips!!

What I'm looking forward to? Deciding on a name. This has been very hard.

Milestones: On the downhill slope now!

What's next?: A Special Cardio Ultrasound on the baby at 24 weeks since Ryder was born with two holes in his heart, they want to make sure its not genetic and help this baby if at all possible.

Emotions: Emotional!! Stressed!!

Symptoms: Lots of pain in my hips and right leg. Especially if I'm moving positions or sitting too long.

From How your baby's growing:

our 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).