Thursday, July 1, 2010

20 weeks and halfway there!!!

I know this is a bit late, being as it's Thursday and I'm now 20w3d, but we've been having so much fun in Alabama, and I sent my laptop back to CA, I haven't had a chance to use Dusty's.  Will update more on our amazing vacation later.

But, as for little Samantha:

There is a cantaloupe (or a banana, since she has been measuring a week big) in my belly area!

How your baby's growing:

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).

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