I can’t believe I’ve already hit the halfway mark!
It feels so great to finally know that the little wiggly one inside my belly is a BOY! I could hardly wait for my 20-week ultrasound. For about a month leading up to it, I had been picturing the baby as a boy. I’d catch myself saying “he” when referring to the baby, so I guess I kind of had a feeling that it was a boy.
Everything looked good on the ultrasound. The baby is measuring right on schedule, so that was good news. This little one was very active at the beginning and I could actually see him moving his arms and legs, so that was really neat. I never get over how cool it is to get a little peak of your little one.
There’s nothing much new going on with this pregnancy right now, other than feeling extremely tired. I’ve been taking naps a lot lately during Rosen’s nap time, so I basically accomplish nothing during the day since I typically do most of my cleaning, laundry, blogging, etc. during that time. Unfortunately, I’ve had to force myself to stay awake a lot this past week though so I can get some packing done for the move.
Other than the fatigue, this pregnancy is still going really well. Overall, I feel great, and have nothing really to complain about so I count myself as lucky!
Your Baby in Week 20 of Pregnancy
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 — about the size 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).