Thursday, November 29, 2012

Week 20- Halfway there!!

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).
We are halfway there!  I have to admit time is going by fast. I can't wait to hold my little angel in my arms and for Luca to meet his brother or sister!
I am also now feeling baby.  Each day its more and more.  Its the best feeling in the world to feel the baby squirming around.  It gives me peace of mind that all is ok.

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