20 weeks

We are halfway there! Today he is 20 weeks along and growing bigger and bigger! I was so excited that JR finally felt him move for the first time last night and we also could see my belly jump. Just more proof that he is getting big and VERY active :) This picture was taken in Cades Cove on our anniversary trip. Still feeling great and very blessed for a wonderful 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 — 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).

1 comment:

Tara said...

You look amazing!